the thing

Definition of the thing

  1. 1 :  the item that is the most fashionable or popular Long skirts are the thing to wear this season. It's the newest/latest thing in fashion.

  2. 2 :  the fashionable or proper way of behaving, talking, or dressing It's the thing this year to buy products made from recycled materials.

  3. 3 :  the reason for something OK, here's the thing: I don't have enough money to go to college. I'm sorry I didn't call you. The thing is, I've been really busy with work and school.

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  an inanimate object distinguished from a living being

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

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a trip made at another's expense

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