a separate and self-contained entity
a persistent illogical feeling of desire or aversion
"he has a thing about seafood"
"she has a thing about him"
a special objective
"the thing is to stay in bounds"
any attribute or quality considered as having its own existence
"the thing I like about her is ..."
an entity that is not named specifically
"I couldn't tell what the thing was"
a statement regarded as an object
"to say the same thing in other terms"
"how can you say such a thing?"
a vaguely specified concern
"several matters to attend to"
"it is none of your affair"
"things are going well"
"a funny thing happened on the way to the..."
"how does this thing work?"
a special abstraction
"a thing of the spirit"
"things of the heart"
"how could you do such a thing?"
a special situation
"this thing has got to end"
"it is a remarkable thing"