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thing

 
Noun thing has 12 senses
  1. thing - a special situation; "this thing has got to end"; "it is a remarkable thing"
    --1 is a kind of
    situation, state of affairs
  2. thing - an action; "how could you do such a thing?"
    --2 is a kind of
    action
  3. thing - an artifact; "how does this thing work?"
    --3 is a kind of
    artifact, artefact
    --3 has particulars:
     flagship; pill; snorter; standby; variation; wobbler
  4. thing - an event; "a funny thing happened on the way to the..."
    --4 is a kind of
    happening, occurrence, natural event
    --4 has particulars: feast
  5. thing - a statement regarded as an object; "to say the same thing in other terms"; "how can you say such a thing?"
    --5 is a kind of
    statement
  6. thing - any attribute or quality considered as having its own existence; "the thing I like about her is ..."
    --6 is a kind of
    attribute
  7. thing - a special abstraction; "a thing of the spirit"; "things of the heart"
    --7 is a kind of
    abstraction, abstract
  8. matter, affair, thing - a vaguely specified concern; "several matters to attend to"; "it is none of your affair"; "things are going well"
    --8 is a kind of concern
  9. thing - an entity that is not named specifically; "I couldn't tell what the thing was"
    --9 is a kind of
    entity
    --9 has particulars:
     change; freshener; horror; jimdandy, jimhickey, crackerjack; security blanket; stinker; whacker, whopper
  10. thing - a special objective; "the thing is to stay in bounds"
    --10 is a kind of
    aim, object, objective, target
  11. thing - a persistent illogical feeling of desire or aversion; "he has a thing about seafood"; "she has a thing about him"
    --11 is a kind of
    feeling
  12. thing - a separate and self-contained entity
    --12 is a kind of
    entity
    --12 has particulars:
     anything; something; nothing, nonentity; subject, content, depicted object; body of water, water; inessential, nonessential; necessity, essential, requirement, requisite, necessary; part, piece; reservoir, source; unit, building block; variable
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