- 1an object that one need not, cannot, or does not wish to give a specific name to
- 2an action, activity, concept, or thought that one refers to without specifying its name
- 3a matter that is the most important or central to a particular activity or subject
Using thing: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "thing" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
I need to buy some things at the grocery store.
The thing I like most about her is her sense of humor.
Let's talk about the thing you wanted to discuss.
He has a thing for spicy food.
thing Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using thing
Don't make a thing out of it; it was just a joke.
The last thing I want to do is go to the dentist.
I really like him. The thing is, he's already in a relationship.
Phrases with thing
This Rolex watch is the real thing.
Even if it's difficult, we must always try to do the right thing.
She has a thing for musicians.
Origins of thing
from Old English 'þing', meaning 'assembly, council, discussion'
Summary: thing in Brief
The term 'thing' [θɪŋ] refers to objects, actions, concepts, or thoughts that are not specified by name. It can also refer to the most important or central matter in a particular activity or subject. Examples include 'I need to buy some things at the grocery store,' and 'He has a thing for spicy food.' Idioms include 'make a thing out of,' and 'the last thing.'