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thing  

EN[θɪŋ]
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  • NomPLthingsSUF-ing
    1. That which is considered to exist as a separate entity, object, quality or concept.
      1. The dirty secret of the internet is that all this distraction and interruption is immensely profitable. Web companies like to boast about […], or offering services that let you […], "share the things you love with the world" and so on. But the real way to build a successful online business is to be better than your rivals at undermining people's control of their own attention.
    2. A word, symbol, sign, or other referent that can be used to refer to any entity.
      1. An individual object or distinct entity.
        1. INF Something that is normal or generally recognised.
          1. Bacon pie? Is that a thing? ‎
        2. (law).
          1. The latest fad or fashion.
            1. (in the plural) Clothes, possessions or equipment.
              1. INF A unit or container, usually containing edible goods.
                1. get me a thing of apple juice at the store;  I just ate a whole thing of jelly beans
              2. INF A problem, dilemma, or complicating factor.
                1. The car looks cheap, but the thing is, I have doubts about its safety. ‎
              3. SLA A penis.
                1. A living being or creature.
                  1. Think of banking today and the image is of grey-suited men in towering skyscrapers. Its future, however, is being shaped in converted warehouses and funky offices in San Francisco, New York and London, where bright young things in jeans and T-shirts huddle around laptops, sipping lattes or munching on free food.
                2. That which matters; the crux.
                  1. that's the thing: we don't know where he went;  the thing is, I don't have any money
                3. Used after a noun to refer dismissively to the situation surrounding the noun's referent.
                  1. Oh yeah, I'm supposed to promote that vision thing. ‎
                4. INF That which is favoured; personal preference. (Used in possessive constructions.).
                  1. (chiefly historical) A public assembly or judicial council in a Germanic country.
                  2. VerbeSGthingsPRthingingPT, PPthinged
                    1. (rare) To express as a thing; to reify.
                    2. Plus d'exemples
                      1. Utilisé au milieu de la phrase
                        • What I noticed was his neathanded way at the table. Most boys that age—that size—they knock things over, trip on their own feet. He didn't.
                        • Please think about your reply and don't just blurt out the first thing that comes to mind.
                        • It’s for an eight-inch pan, and the only thing you need to fear is overbaking; somewhere between 20 and 25 minutes is just about right.
                      2. Utilisé au début de la phrase
                        • Things would soon become bigger than the local nighteries.
                        • Things started looking up after Jim moved back in with his parents.
                        • Things have been better since the boss has been laying off a little.
                      3. Utilisé dans la fin de la phrase
                        • He just coasts through life like it doesn't mean a thing.
                        • I’ve had a look-see at your work, and I think you’ve done a pretty good job of things.
                        • Regulations have been made under the Civil Aviation Acts of 1949, 1980 and 1982 which empower Inspectors of Accidents to do these things.

                    Meaning of thing for the defined word.

                    Grammaticalement, ce mot "thing" est un nom, plus spécifiquement, un noms dénombrable. C'est aussi un verbe.
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                        Liens Connexes:
                        1. en things
                        2. en thingummy
                        3. en thingy
                        4. en thinge
                        5. en thingo
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