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Dictionary definition for: Thing

1. (n) a special situation; "this thing has got to end" "it is a remarkable thing"

2. (n) an action; "how could you do such a thing?"

3. (n) an artifact; "how does this thing work?"

4. (n) an event; "a funny thing happened on the way to the..."

5. (n) a statement regarded as an object; "to say the same thing in other terms" "how can you say such a thing?"

6. (n) any attribute or quality considered as having its own existence; "the thing I like about her is ..."

7. (n) a special abstraction; "a thing of the spirit" "things of the heart"

8. (n) a vaguely specified concern; "several matters to attend to" "it is none of your affair" "things are going well"

9. (n) an entity that is not named specifically; "I couldn''t tell what the thing was"

10. (n) a special objective; "the thing is to stay in bounds"

11. (n) a persistent illogical feeling of desire or aversion; "he has a thing about seafood" "she has a thing about him"

12. (n) a separate and self-contained entity

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