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    Definition of things in English Dictionary

  • NounBFthing
    1. plural of thing.
      1. One's clothes, furniture, luggage, or possessions collectively; stuff.
        1. Ole Golly just had indoor things and outdoor things.... She just had yards and yards of tweed which enveloped her like a lot of discarded blankets, which ballooned out when she walked, and which she referred to as her Things. —Louise Fitzhugh, Harriet the Spy (1964)
    2. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • We hoped that things would be better in the new year.
        • I wasn't aiming to hurt you; it's just how things worked out.
        • While the boss was on holiday, the deputy made sure things were ticking over in the firm.
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • Things have been better since the boss has been laying off a little.
        • Things went well through the crisp toasts with oiled acciughe, blistered friggitello peppers from the garden.
        • Things would soon become bigger than the local nighteries.
      3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • I need a present for my friend, and I think this is just the thing.
        • Luxury did not spoil her; and any one that saw her in the soft furs of her winter wrappings, would have said that delicate cheek and frame were never made to know the unkindliness of harsher things.
        • Alvina Carroll, a streetballer, adds: “It’s not a girl thing.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Nouns
        • Noun forms
          • Noun plural forms
      Related Links:
      1. en thingstead
      2. en things-in-themselves
      3. en things that go bump in the night
      Source: Wiktionary
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      Grammatically, this word "things" is a noun, more specifically, a noun form.
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