Thing may refer to:

In philosophy:
* An object (philosophy), being, or entity
* Thing-in-itself (or "noumenon"), the reality that underlies perceptions, a term coined by Immanuel Kant

In history:
* Thing (assembly), also transliterated as "ting" or "þing", a historical Scandinavian governing assembly
* Thing (listening device), a Soviet bug used during the Cold War for eavesdropping on the ambassador to the Soviet Union

In fiction:
* Thing (comics), a superhero in the Marvel Universe and member of the Fantastic Four
* "Thing" (Charlton Comics), a 1950s comic book series from Charlton Comics
* "The Thing" (film), a 1982 sci-fi/horror film based on the story "Who Goes There?" by John W. Campbell Jr.
* "The Thing" (video game), a 2002 game loosely based around the events of the 1982 film
* Thing (Addams Family)
* The Thing (SpongeBob SquarePants)
* "The Thing from Another World", also referred to as "The Thing", 1951 science fiction film
* The Things, recurring characters in the British comic "Viz"
* , is a novel by Georges Perec

In music:
* "The Thing (song)", a 1950 song, recorded by Phil Harris and others
* "Things (1962 song)", 1 1962 song by Bobby Darrin
* "Things (1979 song)", a 1979 song by Split Enz
* The Thing (jazz band), a jazz band from Norway and Sweden

Thing can also refer to:
* Volkswagen 181, an automobile sold in the 1970s
* The Thing?, an attraction in Arizona
* T.H.I.N.G.S., Totally Hilarious Incredibly Neat Games of Skill, a line of toys marketed by the Milton Bradley Company
* In Web Ontology Language, the superclass of all classes
* Things (application), a personal task management software for Mac OS X

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  • thing — W1S1 [θıŋ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(idea/action/feeling/fact)¦ 2¦(object)¦ 3¦(situation)¦ 4¦(nothing)¦ 5¦(person/animal)¦ 6¦(make a comment)¦ 7 the thing is 8 the last thing somebody wants/expects/needs etc 9 last thing …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • thing — [ θıŋ ] noun count *** ▸ 1 object/item ▸ 2 action/activity ▸ 3 situation/event ▸ 4 fact/condition ▸ 5 aspect of life ▸ 6 idea/information ▸ 7 something not specific ▸ 8 someone/something young you like ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) an object or ITEM. This… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Thing — (th[i^]ng), n. [AS. [thorn]ing a thing, cause, assembly, judicial assembly; akin to [thorn]ingan to negotiate, [thorn]ingian to reconcile, conciliate, D. ding a thing, OS. thing thing, assembly, judicial assembly, G. ding a thing, formerly also,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thing — 1 matter, concern, business, *affair 2 Thing, object, article are comprehensive terms applicable to whatever is apprehended as having actual, distinct, and demonstrable existence. They vary, however, in their range of application. Thing is the… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • thing — thing1 [thiŋ] n. [ME < OE, council, court, controversy, akin to Ger ding, ON thing (orig. sense, “public assembly,” hence, “subject of discussion, matter, thing”) < IE * tenk , to stretch, period of time < base * ten , to stretch >… …   English World dictionary

  • thing — (n.) O.E. þing meeting, assembly, later entity, being, matter (subject of deliberation in an assembly), also act, deed, event, material object, body, being, from P.Gmc. *thengan appointed time (Cf. O.Fris. thing assembly, council, suit, matter,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • thing — [n1] something felt, seen, perceived affair, anything, apparatus, article, being, body, business, circumstance, commodity, concept, concern, configuration, contrivance, corporeality, creature, device, element, entity, everything, existence,… …   New thesaurus

  • Thing — Thing, Ting Ting, n. [Dan. thing, ting, Norw. ting, or Sw. ting.] In Scandinavian countries, a legislative or judicial assembly; used, esp. in composition, in titles of such bodies. See {Legislature}, Norway. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thing — Sn Volks und Gerichtsversammlung der Germanen erw. obs. (18. Jh.) Stammwort. Die Volksversammlung hieß ahd. ding, as. thing, das in normaler Entwicklung mit Bedeutungsveränderung nhd. Ding ergeben hat. Vermutlich wegen dieser… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • thing — ► NOUN 1) an inanimate material object. 2) an unspecified object. 3) (things) personal belongings or clothing. 4) an action, activity, concept, or thought. 5) (things) unspecified circumstances or matters: how are things? 6) …   English terms dictionary

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