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Another word for thing

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Noun
  1. One that exists independently

    See also:

    thing

    be

  2. Something having material existence

      1. Something perceptible by one or more of the senses, especially by vision or touch; a material thing.
      2. A focus of attention, feeling, thought, or action:
      3. A limiting factor that must be considered:
      1. A single article or unit in a collection, enumeration, or series.
      2. A clause of a document, such as a bill or charter.
      3. An entry in an account.
      1. An individual thing or element of a class; a particular object or item:
      2. A particular section or item of a series in a written document, as in a contract, constitution, or treaty.
      3. A nonfictional literary composition that forms an independent part of a publication, as of a newspaper or magazine.
    See also:

    thing

  3. A small specialized mechanical device

    See also:

    machine

  4. One's portable property.

    See also:

    owned

  5. Things needed for a task, journey, or other purpose.

      1. The number of people who participate in a particular event or activity:
      2. A number of things produced; output.
      3. The act or an instance of turning out:
      1. The equipment used in a particular activity, especially in fishing; gear.
      2. A system of ropes and blocks for raising and lowering weights of rigging and pulleys for applying tension.
      3. A rope and its pulley.
      1. To provide with a harness or equipment; fit out.
      2. To equip (a ship) with sails, shrouds, and yards.
      3. To fit (sails or shrouds, for example) to masts and yards.
      1. The articles used in a particular activity; equipment:
      2. Personal property used by a married woman that, although actually owned by her husband and subject to claims by his creditors, becomes her personal property after his death.
      1. A set of tools or equipment for a specialized purpose:
      2. A set of clothing, often with accessories:
      3. An association of persons, especially a military unit or a business organization.
      1. The equipment, apparatus, and supplies of a military force or other organization.
      1. The substance or substances out of which a thing is or can be made.
      2. Something, such as an idea or information, that is to be refined and made or incorporated into a finished effort:
      3. Tools or apparatus for the performance of a given task:
      1. A toothed machine part, such as a wheel or cylinder, that meshes with another toothed part to transmit motion or to change speed or direction.
      2. A complete assembly that performs a specific function in a larger machine.
      3. A transmission configuration for a specific ratio of engine to axle torque in a motor vehicle.
      1. The act of equipping or the state of being equipped:
      2. Something with which a person, organization, or thing is equipped:
      3. The rolling stock especially of a transportation system.
      1. An appliance or device for a particular purpose:
      2. An integrated group of materials or devices used for a particular purpose:
      3. The totality of means by which a designated function is performed or a specific task executed, as in a system of government.
    See also:

    means

  6. Something done

      1. Physical or mental effort or activity directed toward the production or accomplishment of something:
      2. Such effort or activity by which one makes a living; employment:
      3. A trade, profession, or other means of livelihood:
      1. Performance of an act:
      2. Activities that go on every day:
      3. Social events and activities.
      1. Something that is carried out; an act or action.
      2. A usually praiseworthy act; a feat or exploit.
      3. Action or performance in general:
      1. The state or process of acting or doing:
      2. Something that is done or accomplished; a deed.
      3. Organized activity to accomplish an objective:
      1. The process of doing or performing something:
      2. Something done or performed; a deed:
      3. Something done that has legal significance:
    See also:

    do

  7. Something to be done, considered, or dealt with

      1. That which occupies space and has mass; physical substance.
      2. A type of such substance:
      3. Discharge or waste, such as pus or feces, from a living organism.
      1. The activity of buying and selling commodities, products, or services:
      2. The amount or volume of this activity:
      3. The variety of this activity in which a person is engaged:
      1. Something done or experienced; a matter or event:
      2. A matter of personal concern:
      3. A matter causing public scandal and controversy:
    See also:

    thing

  8. Something that happens

      1. The action, fact, or instance of occurring:
      2. Something that takes place; an event or incident:
      1. An event or happening, or the time of an event or happening:
      2. A significant event, especially a large or important social gathering:
      3. A favorable or appropriate time or juncture:
      1. A particular occurrence, especially one of minor importance.
      2. An event in a narrative or drama.
      3. A usually violent or disruptive occurrence, especially one that precipitates a larger crisis:
      1. Something that takes place; an event or incident.
      2. An improvised, often spontaneous spectacle or performance, especially one involving audience participation.
      3. Popular or trendy:
      1. Something that takes place, especially a significant occurrence.
      2. A social gathering or activity:
      3. A contest in a sports competition, such as a meet:
      1. a fact or event accompanying another, either incidentally or as an essential condition or determining factor
      2. any happening or fact; event
      3. conditions surrounding and affecting a person, esp. financial conditions
    See also:

    happen

  9. Something significant that happens

      1. The action, fact, or instance of occurring:
      2. Something that takes place; an event or incident:
      1. An event or happening, or the time of an event or happening:
      2. A significant event, especially a large or important social gathering:
      3. A favorable or appropriate time or juncture:
      1. Information about recent events or happenings, especially as reported by means of newspapers, websites, radio, television, and other forms of media.
      2. A presentation of such information, as in a newspaper or on a newscast:
      3. New information of any kind:
      1. A particular occurrence, especially one of minor importance.
      2. An event in a narrative or drama.
      3. A usually violent or disruptive occurrence, especially one that precipitates a larger crisis:
      1. Something that takes place; an event or incident.
      2. An improvised, often spontaneous spectacle or performance, especially one involving audience participation.
      3. Popular or trendy:
      1. Something that takes place, especially a significant occurrence.
      2. A social gathering or activity:
      3. A contest in a sports competition, such as a meet:
      1. A separate part of a serialized work, such as a novel or television series.
      2. A section of a classic Greek tragedy that occurs between two choric songs.
      3. An incident or event that is part of a progression or a larger sequence:
      1. The application of techniques or technology to the production of new goods or services.
      2. The business of constructing buildings or otherwise altering land for new uses.
      3. A significant event, occurrence, or change:
      1. a fact or event accompanying another, either incidentally or as an essential condition or determining factor
      2. any happening or fact; event
      3. conditions surrounding and affecting a person, esp. financial conditions
    See also:

    happen

  10. An irrational preoccupation

      1. Compulsive preoccupation with a fixed idea or an unwanted feeling or emotion, often accompanied by symptoms of anxiety.
      2. A compulsive, often unreasonable idea or emotion.
      1. An excessively intense enthusiasm, interest, or desire:
      2. A manifestation of bipolar disorder, marked usually by high energy, racing thoughts, irritability, and rapid speech.
      1. The act or process of fixing or fixating:
      2. An obsessive preoccupation.
      3. A strong attachment to a person or thing, manifested in an immature or pathological way.
      1. An object that is believed to have magical or spiritual powers, especially such an object associated with animistic or shamanistic religious practices.
      2. An object of unreasonably excessive attention or reverence:
      3. Something, such as a material object or nonsexual part of the body, that arouses sexual desire and may become necessary for sexual gratification.
    See also:

    concern

  11. The current custom

      1. The prevailing fashion, practice, or style:
      2. Popular acceptance or favor; popularity:
      3. To dance by striking a series of rigid, stylized poses, evocative of fashion models during photograph shoots.
      1. A general tendency or course of events:
      2. Current style; vogue:
      3. The general direction of something:
      1. The way in which something is said, done, expressed, or performed:
      2. The combination of distinctive features of literary or artistic expression, execution, or performance characterizing a particular person, group, school, or era.
      3. Sort; type:
      1. Violent, explosive anger.
      2. A fit of anger.
      3. Furious intensity, as of a storm or disease.
      1. A manner, way, or method of doing something, experiencing something, or acting:
      2. A particular form or kind:
      3. A given condition of functioning; a status or operation:
      1. A general commotion; public disorder or uproar.
      2. Violent anger; frenzy.
      3. A fashion adopted enthusiastically by the public; a fad.
      1. The prevailing style or custom, as in dress or behavior:
      2. Something, such as a garment, that is in the current mode:
      3. Manner or mode; way:
      1. A fashion that is taken up with great enthusiasm for a brief period of time; a craze.
      1. To cause to become mentally deranged or obsessed.
      2. To produce a network of fine cracks in the surface or glaze of.
      3. To become mentally deranged or obsessed.
  12. Something at which a person excels

    See also:

    ability

Another word for thing

Noun
  1. An object

    See also:

    substance

  2. A circumstance

      1. The combination of circumstances at a given moment; a state of affairs.
      2. A critical, problematic, or striking set of circumstances:
      3. The way in which something is positioned vis-à-vis its surroundings:
      1. A mode or state of being:
      2. Existing circumstances:
      3. Social position; rank.
      1. That which occupies space and has mass; physical substance.
      2. A type of such substance:
      3. Discharge or waste, such as pus or feces, from a living organism.
  3. An act

      1. The act or an instance of moving; a change in place or position.
      2. A particular manner of moving.
      3. A change in the location of troops, ships, or aircraft for tactical or strategic purposes.
      1. An act or accomplishment of great courage, skill, or imagination; an achievement.
      2. A specialized skill; a knack.
      1. Something that is carried out; an act or action.
      2. A usually praiseworthy act; a feat or exploit.
      3. Action or performance in general:
    See also:

    action

  4. A characteristic

      1. To regard as arising from a particular cause or source; ascribe:
      2. To regard (a work, for example) as belonging to or produced by a specified agent, place, or time:
      3. A quality or characteristic inherent in or ascribed to someone or something.
      1. A distinguishing feature, as of a person's character.
      2. A genetically determined characteristic or condition:
      3. A short line or mark made with a writing or drawing implement.
      1. An inherent or distinguishing characteristic; a property:
      2. A personal trait, especially a character trait:
      3. Essential character; nature:
  5. An idea

      1. An effect, feeling, or image retained as a consequence of experience:
      2. A vague notion, remembrance, or belief:
      3. A mark produced on a surface by pressure.
      1. A belief or conclusion held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof:
      2. A judgment based on special knowledge and given by an expert:
      3. A judgment or estimation of the merit of a person or thing:
      1. A belief or opinion:
      2. A mental image; an idea or conception:
      3. An impulse or whim:
    See also:

    thought

  6. A pitiable person

  7. Belongings; usually pl.

    See also:

    property

  8. Something so vague as to be nameless

      1. Something that exists as a particular and discrete unit:
      2. The fact of existence; being.
      3. The existence of something considered apart from its properties.
      1. The shape and structure of an object:
      2. The body or outward appearance of a person or an animal; figure:
      3. A model of the human figure or part of it used for displaying clothes.
      1. The characteristic surface configuration of a thing; an outline or contour:
      2. Spatial form, contour, or appearance:
      3. The body or outward appearance of a person or an animal:
      1. A word or words by which an entity is designated and distinguished from others.
      2. A word or group of words used to describe or evaluate, often disparagingly:
      3. Representation or repute, as opposed to reality: