thing

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thing is part of the Basic English 850.
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thing is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
thing

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Noun[change]

Singular
thing

Plural
things

  1. An item; an object.
    She sent her things to New York.

Usage[change]

People often use the word “thing” to talk about items in general, items that have no name, or items that are hard to describe. They sometimes use it to talk about items whose names they have forgotten.

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