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Dictionary Definition

things n : any movable possession (especially articles of clothing); "she packed her things and left"

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /θɪŋz/, /TINz/


  1. Plural of thing
  2. One's clothes, furniture, luggage, or possessions collectively; stuff
    Ole Golly just had indoor things and outdoor things.... She just had yards and yards of tweed which enveloped her like a lot of discarded blankets, which ballooned out when she walked, and which she referred to as her Things. —Louise Fitzhugh, Harriet the Spy (1964)


Extensive Definition

Thing may refer to:
In philosophy:
In history:
  • Thing (assembly), also transliterated as ting or þing, a historical Scandinavian governing assembly
  • Thing (listening device), a Soviet bug used during the Cold War for eavesdropping on the ambassador to the Soviet Union
In fiction:
In music:
Thing can also refer to:
things in German: Ding
things in Esperanto: Aĵo
things in French: Chose
things in Ido: Kozo
things in Hungarian: Dolog
things in Dutch: Ding
things in Russian: Вещь
things in Simple English: Thing
things in Slovak: Vec
things in Finnish: Asia
things in Swedish: Ting

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