English noun: thing
|1.||thing (state) a special situation|
|Samples||This thing has got to end.|
It is a remarkable thing.
|Broader (hypernym)||situation, state of affairs|
|2.||thing (act) an action|
|Samples||How could you do such a thing?.|
|3.||thing (cognition) a special abstraction|
|Samples||A thing of the spirit.|
Things of the heart.
|Broader (hypernym)||abstract, abstraction|
|4.||thing (artifact) an artifact|
|Samples||How does this thing work?.|
|Broader (hypernym)||artefact, artifact|
|Narrower (hyponym)||flagship, pill, snorter, standby, variation, wobbler|
|5.||thing (event) an event|
|Samples||A funny thing happened on the way to the....|
|Broader (hypernym)||happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent|
|6.||thing (cognition) a vaguely specified concern|
|Samples||Several matters to attend to.|
It is none of your affair.
Things are going well.
|7.||thing (communication) a statement regarded as an object|
|Samples||To say the same thing in other terms.|
How can you say such a thing?.
|8.||thing (artifact) an entity that is not named specifically|
|Samples||I couldn't tell what the thing was.|
|Narrower (hyponym)||change, crackerjack, freshener, horror, jimdandy, jimhickey, pacifier, security blanket, stinker, whacker, whopper|
|9.||thing (attribute) any attribute or quality considered as having its own existence|
|Samples||The thing I like about her is ....|
|10.||thing (cognition) a special objective|
|Samples||The thing is to stay in bounds.|
|Broader (hypernym)||aim, object, objective, target|
|11.||thing (feeling) a persistent illogical feeling of desire or aversion|
|Samples||He has a thing about seafood.|
She has a thing about him.
|12.||thing a separate and self-contained entity|
|Broader (hypernym)||physical entity|
|Narrower (hyponym)||body of water, building block, content, depicted object, essential, inessential, necessary, necessity, nonessential, part, piece, requirement, requisite, reservoir, source, subject, unit, variable, water|