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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 thing /ˈθɪŋ/
 物,東西;所有物;事,事情,事件;局面;事業;舉動,行動;題目,主題;細節,要點

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Thing, Ting  n.  In Scandinavian countries, a legislative or judicial assembly; -- used, esp. in composition, in titles of such bodies. See Legislature, Norway.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Thing n.
 1. Whatever exists, or is conceived to exist, as a separate entity, whether animate or inanimate; any separable or distinguishable object of thought.
    God made . . . every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind.   --Gen. i. 25.
    He sent after this manner; ten asses laden with the good things of Egypt.   --Gen. xiv. 23.
    A thing of beauty is a joy forever.   --Keats.
 2. An inanimate object, in distinction from a living being; any lifeless material.
    Ye meads and groves, unconscious things!   --Cowper.
 3. A transaction or occurrence; an event; a deed.
    [And Jacob said] All these things are against me.   --Gen. xlii. 36.
    Which if ye tell me, I in like wise will tell you by what authority I do these things.   --Matt. xxi. 24.
 4. A portion or part; something.
    Wicked men who understand any thing of wisdom.   --Tillotson.
 5. A diminutive or slighted object; any object viewed as merely existing; -- often used in pity or contempt.
    See, sons, what things you are!   --Shak.
    The poor thing sighed, and . . . turned from me.   --Addison.
    I'll be this abject thing no more.   --Granville.
    I have a thing in prose.   --Swift.
 6. pl. Clothes; furniture; appurtenances; luggage; as, to pack or store one's things. [Colloq.]
 Note:Formerly, the singular was sometimes used in a plural or collective sense.
    And them she gave her moebles and her thing.   --Chaucer.
 Note:Thing was used in a very general sense in Old English, and is still heard colloquially where some more definite term would be used in careful composition.
 In the garden [he] walketh to and fro,
 And hath his things [i. e., prayers, devotions] said full courteously.   --Chaucer.
    Hearkening his minstrels their things play.   --Chaucer.
 7. Law Whatever may be possessed or owned; a property; -- distinguished from person.
 8. In Scandinavian countries, a legislative or judicial assembly.
 Things personal. Law Same as Personal property, under Personal.
 Things real. Same as Real property, under Real.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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