Thing

Definition of Thing

Pronunciation: thĭng
n.1.Whatever exists, or is conceived to exist, as a separate entity, whether animate or inanimate; any separable or distinguishable object of thought.
God made . . . every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind.
- Gen. i. 25.
He sent after this manner; ten asses laden with the good things of Egypt.
- Gen. xiv. 23.
A thing of beauty is a joy forever.
- Keats.
2.An inanimate object, in distinction from a living being; any lifeless material.
Ye meads and groves, unconscious things!
- Cowper.
3.A transaction or occurrence; an event; a deed.
[And Jacob said] All these things are against me.
- Gen. xlii. 36.
Which if ye tell me, I in like wise will tell you by what authority I do these things.
- Matt. xxi. 24.
4.A portion or part; something.
Wicked men who understand any thing of wisdom.
- Tillotson.
5.A diminutive or slighted object; any object viewed as merely existing; - often used in pity or contempt.
See, sons, what things you are!
- Shak.
The poor thing sighed, and . . . turned from me.
- Addison.
I'll be this abject thing no more.
- Granville.
I have a thing in prose.
- Swift.
6.Clothes; furniture; appurtenances; luggage; as, to pack or store one's things.
And them she gave her moebles and her thing.
- Chaucer.
In the garden [he] walketh to and fro,
And hath his things [i. e., prayers, devotions] said full courteously.
- Chaucer.
Hearkening his minstrels their things play.
- Chaucer.
7.(Law) Whatever may be possessed or owned; a property; - distinguished from person.
8.In Scandinavian countries, a legislative or judicial assembly.
Things personal
(Law) Same as Personal property, under Personal.
Things real
Same as Real property, under Real.
1.In Scandinavian countries, a legislative or judicial assembly; - used, esp. in composition, in titles of such bodies. See Legislature, Norway.

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