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We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.
Christian Nestell Bovee

Meaning of "things" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF THINGS

things  [θɪŋz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF THINGS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Things 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 THINGS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of things in the English dictionary

The first definition of things in the dictionary is possessions, articles of clothing, etc. Other definition of things is the current situation; life. Things is also concerns; matters.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH THINGS


bearings
ˈbɛərɪŋz
earnings
ˈɜːnɪŋz
evenings
ˈiːvnɪŋz
feelings
ˈfiːlɪŋZ
filings
ˈfaɪlɪŋz
findings
ˈfaɪndɪŋz
fittings
ˈfɪtɪŋz
furnishings
ˈfɜːnɪʃɪŋz
Hastings
ˈheɪstɪŋz
Kings
kɪŋz
leggings
ˈlɛɡɪŋz
proceedings
prəˈsiːdɪŋz
rankings
ˈræŋkɪŋz
ratings
ˈreɪtɪŋz
savings
ˈseɪvɪŋz
Springs
sprɪŋz
strings
strɪŋz
surroundings
səˈraʊndɪŋz
wings
ˈwɪŋz
Writings
ˈraɪtɪŋz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE THINGS

thing
thing-in-itself
thingamabob
thingamajig
thingamy
thingamybob
thingamyjig
thinghood
thinginess
thingliness
thingness
thingumabob
thingumajig
thingumbob
thingummy
thingummybob
thingy
think
think again
think better of

WORDS THAT END LIKE THINGS

beginnings
bright young things
Colorado Springs
crunchings
crutchings
Cummings
fleshings
fletchings
housings
in the wings
plenishings
pork scratchings
soft furnishings
sweet nothings
tea-things
teachings
to be seeing things
underthings
with all the trimmings
workings

Synonyms and antonyms of things in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «THINGS»

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

Translation of «things» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF THINGS

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

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cosas
570 millions of speakers

English

things
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बातें
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أشياء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

вещи
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

coisas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কিছু
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

choses
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Perkara-perkara
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Sachen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

物事
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Iku
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

điều
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விஷயங்களை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गोष्टी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

eşyalar
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cose
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rzeczy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

речі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

lucruri
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τα πράγματα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

dinge
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

saker
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ting
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of things

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «THINGS»

The term «things» is very widely used and occupies the 568 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «THINGS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «things» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «things» 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 things

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10 QUOTES WITH «THINGS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word things.
1
Clive Anderson
If you look at it ecologically, deforestation is high on the list of things which bring devastation. You cut down trees to build homes, for fuel, and you end up with no trees left, and you have to move on. If you take the earth as a whole, eventually there's nowhere to move on to.
2
Hank Azaria
I was a huge fan of comedy and movies and TV growing up, and I was able to memorize and mimic a lot of things, not realizing that that meant I probably wanted to be an actor. I just really, really amused myself and my friends with memorizing entire George Carlin or Steve Martin albums.
3
Laura Benanti
I was always a little adult. Even as a little kid, I just couldn't understand why I was surrounded by all these kids. I took things very seriously.
4
Manu Bennett
I lost my mother and my brother when I was 15 in two separate car accidents. I was doing well at school. I was a good sportsperson, but at that point, I gave up on all of those things that were there to be done. I couldn't deal with them.
5
Rod Blagojevich
Let's put aside the politics and trust the people. Let's embrace the unique opportunity we all have; take the heat and make the hard and difficult decisions, knowing that we're doing it to make things better for the people of Illinois.
6
Christian Nestell Bovee
We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.
7
Donald Cargill
I have followed holiness, I have taught truth, and I have been most in the main things; not that I thought the things concerning our times little, but that I thought none could do anything to purpose in God's great and public matters, till they were right in their conditions.
8
Lacey Chabert
It's more fun if you can control things like lighting and make special effects in the darkroom.
9
Jim Clark
The Internet is not just one thing, it's a collection of things - of numerous communications networks that all speak the same digital language.
10
Tim Cook
You can only do so many things great, and you should cast aside everything else.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THINGS»

Discover the use of things in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to things and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Technomancer
He’s also the prime suspect in a string of murders linked by a series of seemingly mundane objects. The deeper he digs and the harder he works to clear his name, the more Quentin realizes that some truths are better off staying buried.
B. V. Larson, 2012
2
The Things They Carried
The Things They Carried won France's prestigious Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize; it was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.
Tim O'Brien, 2009
3
How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain
How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain asks how our culture came to frown on using books for any purpose other than reading. When did the coffee-table book become an object of scorn?
Leah Price, 2012
4
Things: A Story of the Sixties
Two trailblazing novels by Georges Perec, Things: Jerome and Sylvie, the young upwardly mobile couple, lust for the good life.
Georges Perec, 1990
5
Things
This book is an invitation to think about why children chew pencils; why we talk to our cars, our refrigerators, our computers; rosary beads and worry beads; Cuban cigars; why we no longer wear hats that we can tip to one another and why we ...
Bill Brown, 2004
6
How to Do Things with Words
An appendix contains literal transcriptions of a number of marginal notes made by Austin but not included in the text. Comparison of the text with these annotations provides new dimensions to the study of Austin's work.
John Langshaw Austin, J. O. Urmson, 1975
7
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
In Getting Things Done Allen shows how to: Apply the "do it, delegate it, defer it, drop it" rule to get your in-box to empty Reassess goals and stay focused in changing situations Plan projects as well as get them unstuck Overcome feelings ...
David Allen, 2002
8
Things: You Canâ¿t Take Them with You But ¿¦ Theyâ¿re Fun ...
This book gives the reader a rare view of army life during WWII, as it traces the experiences and the adventures of an army private from induction, through basic training, combat in the South Pacific, occupation of Japan, and finally home.
Kathy Flood, 2006
9
The Four Things That Matter Most - 10th Anniversary Edition: ...
His insights and stories help us to forgive, appreciate, love, and celebrate one another more fully. The inspiring stories in The Four Things That Matter Most demonstrate the usefulness of the Four Things in a wide range of life situations.
Ira Byock, 2004
10
WHY THE WILD THINGS ARE
This is the first book to examine children's many connections to animals and to explore their developmental significance.
Gail F. Melson, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THINGS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term things is used in the context of the following news items.
1
The Internet Of Things Is About Data, Not Things
Companies today are grappling with the Internet of Things (IoT), a large network of physical devices that extends beyond the typical computer networks, ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
2
New Hosts To Join NPR's 'All Things Considered'
All Things Considered, NPR's flagship evening news program, is expanding its lineup of hosts: Ari Shapiro and Kelly McEvers will join veterans Robert Siegel ... «NPR, Jul 15»
3
Melissa Block, leaving 'All Things Considered' after more than a …
Melissa Block, the globe-trotting journalist who has anchored NPR's “All Things Considered” for more than 12 years, announced Monday that she's leaving the ... «Poynter.org, Jun 15»
4
Where Is The Internet-Of-Things Being Invented? Not In Silicon Valley
Like big data and the smart grid, the Internet of Things (IoT) concept has become a buzz word in the technology trade press. The IoT is predicted by many ... «Forbes, Jun 15»
5
Internet of Things Market to Reach $1.7 Trillion by 2020: IDC
The global Internet of Things market will grow to $1.7 trillion in 2020 from $655.8 billion in 2014, research firm IDC says, as more devices come online and a ... «Wall Street Journal, Jun 15»
6
Rita Ora Keeps Smiling After A$AP Rocky's 'Better Things' Song Diss
“I'm just saying that when I was in a relationship and I did things with her that I wasn't supposed to do, she had a big mouth.” 25+ pictures inside of Rita Ora our ... «Just Jared, May 15»
7
Google may reveal internet of things OS at event next week
Google may be the next big company to take on the internet of things, giving it an entry into the world of connected everyday objects. According to The ... «The Verge, May 15»
8
The Internet Of (Some) Things
A recent study discovered that 75 percent of executives surveyed said that Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives are currently underway within their organizations. «TechCrunch, May 15»
9
Samsung Unveils New 'Internet of Things' Push
Mr. Sohn said the effort is designed to help other companies move faster in jumping on the trend Silicon Valley calls the Internet of Things. But Samsung said it is ... «Wall Street Journal, May 15»
10
What is the internet of things?
The internet of things (or as it's also known, IoT) isn't new: tech companies and ... But the internet of things is one of those wider ideas that isn't dependent on a ... «The Guardian, May 15»

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