Pronunciation of Thing
/θˈɪŋ/, /θˈɪŋ/, /θ_ˈɪ_ŋ/

Synonyms for thing:

Sense 1 (noun)

doohickey, gizmo, piece, entity, creature, device, item, gadget, person, commodity.

Sense 3 (noun)

deed, move, venture, demonstration, activity, course, movement, feat, operation, action.

Sense 7 (noun)


Sense 8 (noun)

riddle, puzzle, contrivance, perplexity, idea, point, unknown quantity, enigma, uncertainty, business, mystery, secret.

Sense 11 (noun)


Sense 13 (noun)

widget, doodad, contraption, gimmick, jigger.

Sense 14 (noun)

personal property, personal effects, possession, effect, lares and penates, chattel, belonging, movable.

Sense 15 (noun)

gear, paraphernalia, turnout, materiel, apparatus, equipment, rig, outfit, tackle, accouterment.

Sense 16 (noun)

work, act, Doing.

Sense 18 (noun)

happening, event, incident.

Sense 19 (noun)

episode, development, news.

Sense 20 (noun)

mania, fetish, obsession, fixation.

Sense 21 (noun)

style, fashion, mode, craze, trend, furor, vogue, fad, rage.

Sense 22 (noun)

specialty, long suit, strong suit, strong point, forte, bag.

act (noun)

work, incident, feat, occasion, happening, movement, action, episode, step, occurrence, exploit, Doing, event, deed.

aspect, characteristic (noun)


bag (noun)


craze (noun)


entity (noun)

subsistence, something.

existence (noun)

presence, occurrence, subsistence, reality, existence, being.

gift (noun)


hang-up (noun)


idea, obsession (noun)

fixation, fetish, style, mania, fad, craze.

obsession (noun)

fixation, fetish.

occurrence (noun)


something felt, seen, perceived (noun)

material, existent, existence, circumstance, item, commodity, contrivance, affair, point, being, subject, body, creature, piece, gadget, article, matter, stuff, object, person, substance, entity, apparatus, business, device.

substance (noun)

stuff, material, object, article, substance, matter, unit, body, something.

thing (noun)

matter, affair.

heated (verb)


ornament (verb)


Sense 1

mist, hysterical, organism, lares and penates, personal effects, accouterment, obscurity, game, unknown quantity, formality, dark horse, will-o'-the-wisp, belonging, Bibelot, strong point, device, gizmo, endeavor, gewgaw, the outside world, widget, whatnot, step, the twilight zone, follow up, venture, blind spot, enigma, demonstration, doohickey, puzzle, etcetera, nosegay, riddle, strong suit, doodad, personal property, activity, sphinx, stranger, tradition, displacement activity, follow through, doings, imponderable, follow-on, gestalt, candidate, effort, circumstance, crapshoot, fibril, long suit.

Sense 2

outfit, oddment, bauble, rod, toy, odds and ends, multitasking, chattel, move, rig, labyrinth, fiber, posy, piece, barrier, netting, measure, slab, entity, materiel, trinket, turn, jigger, network, net, contraption, thread, Arcana, gadget, obsession, bouquet, secret, gimcrack, equipment, operation, paraphernalia, art, perplexity, apparatus, fad, action, mesh, filament, incident, Doing, happening, unknown, course, vogue, craze, episode.

Sense 3

movable, stick, furor, contrivance, property, gimmick, deed, specialty, maze, uncertainty, construct, movement, mania, trend, web, enterprise, pitch, turnout.

Sense 4

fetish, novelty, wall, fixation, existent, fashion, partition, gear, possession, bag.

Sense 5

news, mystery, trifle, shaft, event, effect.

Sense 6

rage, mode, work, style, business, act.

Sense 7


Sense 8

tackle, bar.









Usage examples for thing:

  • It will be a good thing if she has. - "The Circular Staircase", Mary Roberts Rinehart.
  • Does- does he know this- this thing you can't tell me? - "The Hollow of Her Hand", George Barr McCutcheon.
  • What is this thing you have done? - "The Prodigal Judge", Vaughan Kester.

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