1. A special situation (synset 113967020)
    "this thing has got to end"; "it is a remarkable thing"
  2. An action (synset 100034778)
    "how could you do such a thing?"
  3. A special abstraction (synset 105863569)
    "a thing of the spirit"; "things of the heart"
  4. An artifact (synset 104431353)
    "how does this thing work?"
  5. An event (synset 107304554)
    "a funny thing happened on the way to the..."
  6. A vaguely specified concern (synset 105679169)
    "several matters to attend to"; "it is none of your affair"; "things are going well"
  7. A statement regarded as an object (synset 106736657)
    "to say the same thing in other terms"; "how can you say such a thing?"
  8. An entity that is not named specifically (synset 104431553)
    "I couldn't tell what the thing was"
  9. Any attribute or quality considered as having its own existence (synset 104624646)
    "the thing I like about her is ..."
  10. A special objective (synset 105993067)
    "the thing is to stay in bounds"
  11. A persistent illogical feeling of desire or aversion (synset 107495496)
    "he has a thing about seafood"; "she has a thing about him"
  12. A separate and self-contained entity (synset 100002452)

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