Definition of "thing" [thing]

  • An entity, an idea, or a quality perceived, known, or thought to have its own existence. (noun)
  • The real or concrete substance of an entity. (noun)
  • An entity existing in space and time. (noun)
  • An inanimate object. (noun)
  • Something referred to by a word, a symbol, a sign, or an idea; a referent. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "thing" in a sentence
  • "She kind of has the hero/savior thing going on...maybe it'll lead to her taking over for Adele one day, since we're getting hints that the *whole thing* has some kind of higher purpose."
  • "A slight aside: the first year in the league, I thought this whole trash talking thing might be a cultural thing* because most of the Hated Team is black."
  • "To say a choice of honesty and acceptance is a horrible thing and to say that a choice to deceive and lie and deny and abase is a good thingÂ… well, that is quite a perversion of logic."