Another word for thing
article, object, item, lifeless object, commodity, device, gadget, material object, conversation piece, being, entity, materiality, corporeality, body, person, something, anything, everything, element, substance, piece, shape, form, figure, configuration, creature, stuff, goods, matter, thingy*, thingamajig*, gizmo*, whatchamacallit*, doohickey*, thingamabob*; see also substance 2.
A pitiable person
Belongings; usually pl.
Something so vague as to be nameless
affair, matter, concern, business, occurrence, anything, everything, something, stuff, point, information, subject, idea, question, indication, intimation, contrivance, word, name, shape, form, entity.
Something to be done
live according to one's own principles, do what one likes, live fully; see enjoy oneself.
have delusions, misperceive, suffer from hallucinations; see mistake.
Another word for thingnoun
One that exists independently:being, entity, existence, existent, individual, object, something. See be, thing
Something having material existence:article, item, object. See thing
A small specialized mechanical device:concern, contraption, contrivance, gadget, gimmick, jigger. (Informal) doodad, doohickey, widget. (Slang) gizmo. See machine
One's portable property.Often used in plural: belonging (often used in plural), effect (used in plural), good (used in plural), lares and penates, personal effects, personal property, possession (used in plural), property. (Informal) stuff. (Law) chattel, movable (often used in plural). See owned
Things needed for a task, journey, or other purpose.Used in plural: accouterment (often used in plural), apparatus, equipment, gear, material (used in plural), materiel, outfit, paraphernalia, rig, tackle, turnout. See means
Something done:act, action, deed, doing, work. See do
Something to be done, considered, or dealt with:affair, business, matter. See thing
Something that happens:circumstance, event, happening, incident, occasion, occurrence. See happen
Something significant that happens:circumstance, development, episode, event, happening, incident, news, occasion, occurrence. See happen
An irrational preoccupation:fetish, fixation, mania, obsession. See concern
The current custom:craze, fad, fashion, furor, mode, rage, style, trend, vogue. Idioms: the in thing, the last word, the latest thing. See style, usual
Something at which a person excels:forte, long suit, mÃ©tier, specialty, strong point, strong suit. (Slang) bag. See ability