a thing

Definition of a thing

:anything used in negative statements
  • I can't see a thing without my glasses on.
  • The guests will be here soon, and I don't have a thing (that is appropriate) to wear.
  • Don't worry about a thing. I'll take care of everything.
  • She doesn't look a thing like her older sister.
  • His new album doesn't sound a thing like his last one.

Word by Word Definitions

thing play
  1. : an object or entity not precisely designated or capable of being designated

  2. : an inanimate object distinguished from a living being

  3. : a separate and distinct individual quality, fact, idea, or usually entity


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