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The first thing I became interested in in terms of 'Brain Storm' was neuroscience, and that is like saying you're interested in the universe. So ultimately I knew if I was going to handle this in a fictional format, I would have to take a subsection of neuroscience, and that turned out to be the use of neuroscience in criminal courts.
Richard Dooling

Meaning of "thing" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD THING

Old English thing assembly; related to Old Norse thing assembly, Old High German ding assembly.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF THING

thing  [θɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF THING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Thing is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES THING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of thing in the English dictionary

The first definition of thing in the dictionary is an object, fact, affair, circumstance, or concept considered as being a separate entity. Other definition of thing is any inanimate object. Thing is also an object or entity that cannot or need not be precisely named.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE THING

thinclad
thindown
thine
thing-in-itself
thingamabob
thingamajig
thingamy
thingamybob
thingamyjig
thinghood
thinginess
thingliness
thingness
things
thingumabob
thingumajig
thingumbob
thingummy
thingummybob
thingy

WORDS THAT END LIKE THING

anything
be on to a good thing
catching
clothing
coaching
everything
finishing
fishing
flashing
laughing
matching
nothing
publishing
pushing
searching
something
teaching
the first thing
the other thing
washing

Synonyms and antonyms of thing in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «THING»

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

Translation of «thing» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF THING

Find out the translation of thing to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of 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 «thing» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

东西
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cosa
570 millions of speakers

English

thing
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बात
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

شَئْ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

вещь
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

coisa
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জিনিস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

chose
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Benda
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ding
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

물건
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Bab
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đồ vật
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விஷயம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गोष्ट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

şey
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

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

πράγμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ding
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sak
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ting
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of thing

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «THING»

The term «thing» is very widely used and occupies the 1.183 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «THING» OVER TIME

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «THING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word thing.
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Steven Bochco
The thing that always interests me from a storytelling point of view is how that moment of trauma, whatever the trauma is, even divorce, your dog dies, whatever it is, the consequence, in terms of people's emotional lives and the way it resonates behaviorally for a long time, is really the stuff that interests me.
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Crystal Bowersox
If I have a name out there from this thing called 'American Idol,' I don't understand why anyone wouldn't use it for good. That's the way the world should work.
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Sonia Braga
The only thing I know is that we came from the stars, and that we have the same material as the stars. That's all that I know. Everything else I don't know.
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Kobe Bryant
The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.
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Jack Dee
I don't think anyone's particularly conscious of thinking suits are the thing, but when you see a comedian on stage in jeans and a t-shirt it doesn't matter how good they are - it always looks like amateur hour when they walk onto the stage.
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Zoey Deutch
One thing my family has shown me is that having a sense of humor is everything.
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Richard Dooling
The first thing I became interested in in terms of 'Brain Storm' was neuroscience, and that is like saying you're interested in the universe. So ultimately I knew if I was going to handle this in a fictional format, I would have to take a subsection of neuroscience, and that turned out to be the use of neuroscience in criminal courts.
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Kevin Durant
I learned how to pass when I was real young. That's one thing I always knew how to do was find the open man.
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Idris Elba
As an actor, you're trained to do the right thing, be politically correct, say your lines, say the right thing about the people you're working with.
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Christopher Fry
What after all, is a halo? It's only one more thing to keep clean.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THING»

Discover the use of thing in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to thing and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Shore Thing
For everyone who loves MTV’s hit reality show, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi’s sweet, funny, and sexy novel perfectly captures the heat, the energy, the fun, and the drama of Jersey Shore.
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, 2011
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The One Thing: The surprisingly simple truth behind ...
In The ONE Thing, you’ll learn to * cut through the clutter * achieve better results in less time * build momentum toward your goal * dial down the stress * overcome that overwhelmed feeling * revive your energy * stay on track * master ...
Gary Keller, Jay Papasan, 2013
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A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments
In this exuberantly praised book - a collection of seven pieces on subjects ranging from television to tennis, from the Illinois State Fair to the films of David Lynch, from postmodern literary theory to the supposed fun of traveling aboard ...
David Foster Wallace, 2009
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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
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A Frog Thing
Although Frank is a frog, he tires of doing "frog things" and wants to do a "bird thing" which is fly, so he leaps and flaps and flaps and flaps until at last he finds his place in the pond. Read by the author & full cast.
Eric Drachman, 2005
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The Great Good Thing: A Novel
As a princess trapped in a tale, twelve-year-old Sylvie makes her escape one day by going inside a young reader's head where she rescues other characters and saves kingdoms for years and years.
Rod Townley, 2001
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What Is This Thing Called Science?
Every ten years, Alan Chalmers draws on his experience as a teacher and researcher to improve and update the text that strives to answer the philosophical question in it’s title: What is This Thing Called Science?
Alan Chalmers, 2013
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Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?
This book is a searching, lyrical exploration of the meaning of justice, one that invites readers of all political persuasions to consider familiar controversies in fresh and illuminating ways.
Michael J. Sandel, 2009
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Thing
But when the egg hatches, can Emily keep her new pet a secret from the evil landlady, Mrs McIlvray? A CBC Junior Book of the Year winner from the one and only Robin Klein, featuring illustrations by Alison Lester.
Robin Klein, 2009
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Fixing the Money Thing
Fixing the Money Thing is not a book of boring numbers and budgets—it is an inspirational book that will change your life in many positive and lucrative ways.
Gary Keesee, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term thing is used in the context of the following news items.
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App fills your calendar so you can pretend to be busy
"Got This Thing" is just that. The Web app uses your phone's location to populate your Google calendar with local stuff that's happening, pulled from public event ... «CNNMoney, Jun 15»
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Midem 2015: LA Reid Calls 'X Factor' 'The Worst Thing I've Ever Done'
Epic Records Chairman/CEO Antonio 'L.A.' Reid accepts the President's Merit Award onstage at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards Pre-GRAMMY Gala and ... «Billboard, Jun 15»
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Nick Jonas Flexes Insanely Buff Arms In New Music Video 'Good …
The song may be called “Good Thing,” but Nick Jonas, 22, shows that his arms are the best thing in Sage The Gemini's new music video! The “Jealous” singer ... «Hollywood Life, May 15»
4
Bad Karma In 'Every Secret Thing'
Every Secret Thing, a clammy little thriller about missing babies and bad family karma, bristles with heavy female artillery on both sides of the camera, most of it ... «NPR, May 15»
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This $9 computer could change the economics of building hardware
Dave Rauchwerk, CEO of Next Thing Co. which is the company behind Chip, says the idea of building Chip came to the company after it built a hackable camera ... «Fortune, May 15»
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'You Sexy Thing' singer Errol Brown dead at 71
The author of perhaps the strangest pick-up line in the history of pop music — “I believe in miracles/Where you from?/You sexy thing!” — is gone. Errol Brown ... «Washington Post, May 15»
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'You Sexy Thing' Singer Errol Brown Dies Aged 71
Hot Chocolate was known for hits such as "Emma," "Every 1's a Winner" and "You Sexy Thing." The singer passed away at his home in The Bahamas, with his ... «NBCNews.com, May 15»
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Lauryn Hill Takes 'Doo-Wop (That Thing)' Acoustic in This Amazing …
You see, her video apology included Hill performing her The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill single "Doo Wop (That Thing)." "Hello, Lagos. Listen, we're very sorry ... «Billboard, May 15»
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Christina Aguilera: 'Nashville' Song 'The Real Thing' Released …
Christina's first song from her guest role on 'Nashville' is here! The singer's high-energy new track 'The Real Thing' hit the web on April 14 and has Xtina doing ... «Hollywood Life, Apr 15»
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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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« EDUCALINGO. Thing [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/thing>. Oct 2020 ».
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