Thing vs. Things

Thing vs. Things — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Thing and Things

Thingnoun

An object or entity that is not or cannot be named specifically

What is this thing for?.

Thingsnoun

An object or entity that is not or cannot be named specifically

What is this thing for?.

Thingnoun

An individual object, especially an inanimate object

There wasn't a thing in sight.

Thingsnoun

An individual object, especially an inanimate object

There wasn't a thing in sight.

Thingnoun

A creature

That baby is the sweetest thing!.

Thingsnoun

A creature

That baby is the sweetest thing!.
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Thingnoun

An entity or item

How many things are there on the test?.

Thingsnoun

An entity or item

How many things are there on the test?.

Thingnoun

Something referred to by a word, symbol, sign, or idea; a referent.

Thingsnoun

Something referred to by a word, symbol, sign, or idea; a referent.

Thingnoun

things Articles of clothing

Put on your things and let's go.

Thingsnoun

things Articles of clothing

Put on your things and let's go.
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Thingnoun

things Possessions, including clothing; belongings

Pack your things.it's time to go.

Thingsnoun

things Possessions, including clothing; belongings

Pack your things.it's time to go.

Thingnoun

often things(Law) That which can be possessed or owned

things personal.things real.

Thingsnoun

often things(Law) That which can be possessed or owned

things personal.things real.

Thingnoun

things The equipment needed for an activity or a special purpose.

Thingsnoun

things The equipment needed for an activity or a special purpose.

Thingnoun

An act, deed, or work

promised to do great things.

Thingsnoun

An act, deed, or work

promised to do great things.

Thingnoun

The result of work or activity

is always building things.

Thingsnoun

The result of work or activity

is always building things.

Thingnoun

A means to an end

just the thing to increase sales.

Thingsnoun

A means to an end

just the thing to increase sales.

Thingnoun

A thought, notion, or utterance

What a rotten thing to say!.

Thingsnoun

A thought, notion, or utterance

What a rotten thing to say!.

Thingnoun

A piece of information

wouldn't tell me a thing about the project.

Thingsnoun

A piece of information

wouldn't tell me a thing about the project.

Thingnoun

An end or objective

In blackjack, the thing is to get nearest to 21 without going over.

Thingsnoun

An end or objective

In blackjack, the thing is to get nearest to 21 without going over.

Thingnoun

A matter of concern

many things on my mind.

Thingsnoun

A matter of concern

many things on my mind.

Thingnoun

A turn of events; a circumstance

The accident was a terrible thing.

Thingsnoun

A turn of events; a circumstance

The accident was a terrible thing.

Thingnoun

A particular state of affairs; a situation

Let's deal with this thing promptly.

Thingsnoun

A particular state of affairs; a situation

Let's deal with this thing promptly.

Thingnoun

things The general state of affairs; conditions

"Beneath the smooth surface of things, something was wrong" (Tom Wicker).

Thingsnoun

things The general state of affairs; conditions

"Beneath the smooth surface of things, something was wrong" (Tom Wicker).

Thingnoun

(Informal) The latest fad or fashion

Drag racing was the thing then.

Thingsnoun

(Informal) The latest fad or fashion

Drag racing was the thing then.

Thingnoun

(Informal) A persistent feeling, interest, desire, or aversion

She has a thing for him and keeps talking about him. I have a thing about seafood and never eat it.

Thingsnoun

(Informal) A persistent feeling, interest, desire, or aversion

She has a thing for him and keeps talking about him. I have a thing about seafood and never eat it.

Thingnoun

(Slang) An activity uniquely suitable and satisfying to one

Let him do his own thing. Mountain climbing is really my thing.

Thingsnoun

(Slang) An activity uniquely suitable and satisfying to one

Let him do his own thing. Mountain climbing is really my thing.

Thingnoun

(Informal) Used to refer to something with disapproval or contempt

Where did you get that thing? I wouldn't drive that thing if you paid me.

Thingsnoun

(Informal) Used to refer to something with disapproval or contempt

Where did you get that thing? I wouldn't drive that thing if you paid me.

Thingnoun

That which is considered to exist as a separate entity, object, quality or concept.

Thingsnoun

plural of thing

Thingnoun

A word, symbol, sign, or other referent that can be used to refer to any entity.

Thingsnoun

One's clothes, furniture, luggage, or possessions collectively; stuff

Have you brought all your things with you?Get your hands off my things!

Thingnoun

An individual object or distinct entity.

Thingsnoun

any movable possession (especially articles of clothing);

she packed her things and left

Thingnoun

(informal) A genuine concept, entity or phenomenon; something that actually exists (contrary to expectation or belief).

Bacon pie? Is that a thing?

Thingnoun

(legal)

Thingnoun

Whatever can be owned.

Thingnoun

Corporeal object.

Thingnoun

The latest fad or fashion.

What do you mean you don't twerk, Stacy? It's the latest thing!

Thingnoun

(in the plural) Clothes, possessions or equipment.

Hold on, let me just grab my things.

Thingnoun

(informal) A unit or container, usually containing edible goods.

get me a thing of apple juice at the store;I just ate a whole thing of jelly beans

Thingnoun

(informal) A problem, dilemma, or complicating factor.

The car looks cheap, but the thing is, I have doubts about its safety.

Thingnoun

(slang) A penis.

Thingnoun

A living being or creature.

you poor thing;she's a funny old thing, but her heart's in the right place;I met a pretty blond thing at the bar

Thingnoun

That which matters; the crux.

that's the thing: we don't know where he went;the thing is, I don't have any money

Thingnoun

Used after a noun to refer dismissively to the situation surrounding the noun's referent.

Oh yeah, I'm supposed to promote that vision thing.

Thingnoun

(informal) That which is favoured; personal preference. (Used in possessive constructions.)

Thingnoun

A public assembly or judicial council in a Germanic country.

Thingnoun

(informal) A romantic relationship.

Thingverb

(rare) To express as a thing; to reify.

Thingnoun

a special situation;

this thing has got to endit is a remarkable thing

Thingnoun

an action;

how could you do such a thing?

Thingnoun

an artifact;

how does this thing work?

Thingnoun

an event;

a funny thing happened on the way to the...

Thingnoun

a statement regarded as an object;

to say the same thing in other termshow can you say such a thing?

Thingnoun

any attribute or quality considered as having its own existence;

the thing I like about her is ...

Thingnoun

a special abstraction;

a thing of the spiritthings of the heart

Thingnoun

a vaguely specified concern;

several matters to attend toit is none of your affairthings are going well

Thingnoun

an entity that is not named specifically;

I couldn't tell what the thing was

Thingnoun

a special objective;

the thing is to stay in bounds

Thingnoun

a persistent illogical feeling of desire or aversion;

he has a thing about seafoodshe has a thing about him

Thingnoun

a separate and self-contained entity