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thing

noun

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1 a member of the human race
  • you poor thing, you must be exhausted

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2 one that has a real and independent existence
  • the thing to which the subject of the sentence refers

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3 something done by someone
  • one of the things you can do is to help me clean up

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4 something material that can be perceived by the senses
  • can you hand me that thing over there?

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5 something produced by physical or intellectual effort
  • just the latest thing from her fertile imagination

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6 something that happens
  • the accident was just one of those things that can happen anywhere

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7 something that one hopes or intends to accomplish
  • the important thing is that we get the project back on schedule

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8 something to be dealt with
  • I have lots of things to do this afternoon

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9 things plural transportable items that one owns
  • gather your things and get out

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The first known use of thing was before the 12th century

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“Thing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/thing. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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