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Most of the time, actors respond to the thing that's so far from who they are. We all want to play the serial killer and the ex-con.
Marc Blucas

Meaning of "the thing" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF THE THING

the thing play
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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE THE THING

the Tans
the tarmac
the tarseal
the tartan
the Tempter
the Ten Commandments
the Territory
the Tertiary
the theatre
the thick
the Third Age
the Thistle
the Thousand Guineas
the three magi
the three Rs
the time of one´s life
the Titanic
the tomb
the Top End
the top of the morning

WORDS THAT END LIKE THE THING

anything
bathing
be on to a good thing
breathing
clothing
everything
first thing
fishing
get down on something
know-nothing
last thing
nothing
something
soothing
sunbathing
teething
the first thing
the other thing
the real thing
thing
Worthing

Synonyms and antonyms of the thing in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «THE THING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «the thing» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of the thing

Translation of «the thing» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF THE THING

Find out the translation of the thing to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of the thing from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «the thing» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

la cosa
570 millions of speakers

English

the thing
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बात
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الشيء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

вещь
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

a coisa
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জিনিস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

la chose
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Perkara itu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

die Sache
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

もの
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ing bab
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

điều
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அந்த பொருள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गोष्ट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Şey
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

la cosa
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rzecz
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

річ
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

lucru
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

το πράγμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

die ding
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

saken
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tingen
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of the thing

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «THE THING»

The term «the thing» is very widely used and occupies the 10.844 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «THE THING» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «the thing» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «the thing» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about the thing

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10 QUOTES WITH «THE THING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word the thing.
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Amanda Abbington
If the character is really well-rounded, and it's a really strong character, and if the writing is just fantastic, that's the thing that will hook me in, certainly.
2
Mose Allison
The thing of playin' and singin' never bothered me.
3
Diane Arbus
The thing that's important to know is that you never know. You're always sort of feeling your way.
4
Jeffrey Archer
But the thing I felt most strongly about, and put at the end of one of the prison diaries, was education.
5
Desi Arnaz
The thing I remember about New York was how little I felt. I arrived with one small bag and $15.
6
Kevin Ayers
The thing about 'Soft Machine' and me was that I never considered another profession.
7
John Barrymore
Sex: the thing that takes up the least amount of time and causes the most amount of trouble.
8
Marc Blucas
Most of the time, actors respond to the thing that's so far from who they are. We all want to play the serial killer and the ex-con.
9
Rob Brydon
The thing is, when I had my first success it did coincide with the end of my first marriage, and because I went on to have a very, very unhappy two years, I don't think I equate career success with personal happiness.
10
Kate Burton
For me, hour-long drama was always the thing I felt the most comfortable doing, and I've played so many dramatic roles in the theater.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THE THING»

Discover the use of the thing in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to the thing and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Thing About Luck
The winner of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, from Newbery Medalist Cynthia Kadohata.
Cynthia Kadohata, 2013
2
Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees: A Life ...
Traces the life and career of the California artist, who currently works with pure light and the subtle modulation of empty space
Lawrence Weschler, Robert Irwin, 1982
3
The Thing About the Truth
In this story told from alternating viewpoints, seventeen-year-old Kelsey seeks to redeem her formerly flawless reputation with the help of a senator's sexy but arrogant son, who has ulterior motives.
Lauren Barnholdt, 2013
4
The Thing About Georgie
The thing about Georgie's mom is that she's having a baby—a baby who will probably be taller than Georgie very, very soon. The thing about Georgie . . . well, what is the thing about Georgie?
Lisa Graff, 2009
5
The Play's the Thing: Teachers' Roles in Children's Play
This text describes why play is a fundamentally important part of children's development and shows how adults can support and promote play.
Elizabeth Jones, Gretchen Reynolds, 1992
6
The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful ...
This book explains the keys to successful investment and the pitfalls that can destroy capital or ruin a career.
Howard Marks, 2013
7
The Thing Around Your Neck
The Thing Around Your Neck is a resounding confirmation of the prodigious literary powers of one of our most essential writers. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 2009
8
The Thing about December
This is a heart-twisting tale of a lonely man struggling to make sense of a world moving faster than he is.
Donal Ryan, 2014
9
The Thing about Thugs
Ranging from skull-lined mansions to underground tunnels a ghostly people call home, The Thing about Thugs is a feat of imagination to rival Wilkie Collins or Michael Chabon.
Tabish Khair, 2012
10
The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories
The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories brings together a dozen of the master's tales—from his early short stories "Under the Pyramids" (originally ghostwritten for Harry Houdini) and “The Music of Erich Zann” (which ...
H. P. Lovecraft, Guillermo del Toro, 2013

3 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THE THING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term the thing is used in the context of the following news items.
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Hulk meets rock quarry in the first images of The Thing from the new …
Two images of the character have arrived online over the last 24 hours, each offering a glimpse of how The Thing will be brought to life on the screen by actor ... «Digital Trends, Apr 15»
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Fantastic Four: First Official Photo of The Thing Revealed
By Anthony CoutoWatch out, Yancy Street Gang -- we've got our first official look at The Thing, post-transformation, in Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot. «IGN, Apr 15»
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'Fantastic Four': Fan Reveals Accidental First Look Of 'The Thing
Someone working on Fox's 'Fantastic Four' might be in a bit of trouble. A billboard for the upcoming film was released overseas and, thanks to a little thing called ... «Hollywood Life, Mar 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. The thing [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/the-thing>. Oct 2020 ».
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