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Thing vs. Thang — What's the Difference?

Thing vs. Thang — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Thing and Thang

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Thing

An object or entity that is not or cannot be named specifically
What is this thing for?.
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Thang

Thing.
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Thing

An individual object, especially an inanimate object
There wasn't a thing in sight.
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Thang

(slang) thing, usually used to denote a known fad or popular activity.
It's cool, girl, it ain't no thang.
Do your own thang.
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Thing

A creature
That baby is the sweetest thing!.
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Thing

An entity or item
How many things are there on the test?.
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Thing

Something referred to by a word, symbol, sign, or idea; a referent.
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Thing

Things Articles of clothing
Put on your things and let's go.
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Thing

Things Possessions, including clothing; belongings
Pack your things.
It's time to go.
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Thing

Often things(Law) That which can be possessed or owned
Things personal.
Things real.
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Thing

Things The equipment needed for an activity or a special purpose.
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Thing

An act, deed, or work
Promised to do great things.
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Thing

The result of work or activity
Is always building things.
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Thing

A means to an end
Just the thing to increase sales.
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Thing

A thought, notion, or utterance
What a rotten thing to say!.
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Thing

A piece of information
Wouldn't tell me a thing about the project.
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Thing

An end or objective
In blackjack, the thing is to get nearest to 21 without going over.
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Thing

A matter of concern
Many things on my mind.
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Thing

A turn of events; a circumstance
The accident was a terrible thing.
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Thing

A particular state of affairs; a situation
Let's deal with this thing promptly.
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Thing

Things The general state of affairs; conditions
"Beneath the smooth surface of things, something was wrong" (Tom Wicker).
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Thing

(Informal) The latest fad or fashion
Drag racing was the thing then.
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Thing

(Informal) A persistent feeling, interest, desire, or aversion
She has a thing for him and keeps talking about him. I have a thing about seafood and never eat it.
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Thing

(Slang) An activity uniquely suitable and satisfying to one
Let him do his own thing. Mountain climbing is really my thing.
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Thing

(Informal) Used to refer to something with disapproval or contempt
Where did you get that thing? I wouldn't drive that thing if you paid me.
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Thing

That which is considered to exist as a separate entity, object, quality or concept.
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Thing

A word, symbol, sign, or other referent that can be used to refer to any entity.
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Thing

An individual object or distinct entity.
Bacon pie? Is that a thing?
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Thing

(legal)
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Thing

Whatever can be owned.
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Thing

Corporeal object.
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Thing

The latest fad or fashion.
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Thing

(in the plural) Clothes, possessions or equipment.
Hold on, let me just grab my things.
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Thing

(informal) A unit or container, usually containing edible goods.
Get me a thing of apple juice at the store;
I just ate a whole thing of jelly beans
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Thing

(informal) A problem, dilemma, or complicating factor.
The car looks cheap, but the thing is, I have doubts about its safety.
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Thing

(slang) A penis.
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Thing

A living being or creature.
You poor thing
Sweet young thing
She's a funny old thing, but her heart's in the right place
I met a pretty blond thing at the bar
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Thing

That which matters; the crux.
That's the thing: we don't know where he went;
The thing is, I don't have any money
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Thing

Used after a noun to refer dismissively to the situation surrounding the noun's referent.
Oh yeah, I'm supposed to promote that vision thing.
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Thing

(informal) That which is favoured; personal preference. (Used in possessive constructions.)
It's not really my thing
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Thing

(informal, with do) One's typical routine, habits, or manner. (Used in possessive constructions.)
Let me do my thing;
I'm here doing my thing
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Thing

A public assembly or judicial council in a Germanic country.
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Thing

(informal) A romantic relationship.
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Thing

(informal) A romantic couple.
Are John and Jennifer a thing again? I thought they broke up.
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Thing

(MLE) Alternate form of ting.
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Thing

(MLE) Girl; attractive woman.
Look at the nyash on that thing!
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Thing

(rare) To express as a thing; to reify.
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Thing

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.
He sent after this manner; ten asses laden with the good things of Egypt.
A thing of beauty is a joy forever.
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Thing

An inanimate object, in distinction from a living being; any lifeless material.
Ye meads and groves, unconscious things!
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Thing

A transaction or occurrence; an event; a deed.
[And Jacob said] All these things are against me.
Which if ye tell me, I in like wise will tell you by what authority I do these things.
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Thing

A portion or part; something.
Wicked men who understand any thing of wisdom.
May 05, 2022

Thing

A diminutive or slighted object; any object viewed as merely existing; - often used in pity or contempt.
See, sons, what things you are!
The poor thing sighed, and . . . turned from me.
I'll be this abject thing no more.
I have a thing in prose.
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Thing

Clothes; furniture; appurtenances; luggage; as, to pack or store one's things.
And them she gave her moebles and her thing.
In the garden [he] walketh to and fro,And hath his things [i. e., prayers, devotions] said full courteously.
Hearkening his minstrels their things play.
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Thing

Whatever may be possessed or owned; a property; - distinguished from person.
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Thing

In Scandinavian countries, a legislative or judicial assembly.
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Thing

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

A special situation;
This thing has got to end
It is a remarkable thing
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Thing

An action;
How could you do such a thing?
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Thing

An artifact;
How does this thing work?
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Thing

An event;
A funny thing happened on the way to the...
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Thing

A statement regarded as an object;
To say the same thing in other terms
How can you say such a thing?
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Thing

Any attribute or quality considered as having its own existence;
The thing I like about her is ...
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Thing

A special abstraction;
A thing of the spirit
Things of the heart
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Thing

A vaguely specified concern;
Several matters to attend to
It is none of your affair
Things are going well
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Thing

An entity that is not named specifically;
I couldn't tell what the thing was
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Thing

A special objective;
The thing is to stay in bounds
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Thing

A persistent illogical feeling of desire or aversion;
He has a thing about seafood
She has a thing about him
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Thing

A separate and self-contained entity
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