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Etymology

From Middle English, from Old English þing.

Pronunciation

Noun

thing (plural: things; diminutives: thingy / thingie, thingo [Aus])

  1. That which is considered to exist as a separate entity, object, quality or concept.
  2. A word, symbol, sign or other referent that can be used to refer to any entity.
  3. An individual object or distinct entity.
  4. (law) whatever can be owned.
  5. the latest fad or fashion.
  6. (in plural) clothes, possessions or equipment.
  7. A unit.
    Get me a thing of apple juice at the store.
  8. In Scandinavian countries, a legislative or judicial assembly.
  9. (in certain fixed expressions) A problem, dilemma, or complicating factor.
  10. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A penis.

Quotations

  • 1611King James Version of the Bible, Luke 1:1
    Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us...

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