What is the pronunciation of thing?
English definition of “thing”
A2 [C] used to refer in an approximate way to an idea, subject, event, action, etc.: That was an unkind thing to say. I've got so many things to do I don't know where to start. Your information is correct but you left out one thing. "What's the matter?" "It's this insurance thing. I'm really worried about it."Objects - general words the thing [C] › the exact fact, object, idea, event, etc.: Your letter has told me precisely the thing I needed to know.Information and messages the real thing › something that is not false or a copy: The fire alarm goes off accidentally so often that when it's the real thing (= when it really does happen) nobody will take any notice.Reality and truth the same thing B1 the same: Training isn't the same thing as education.Similar and the sameDescribing people with the same qualities the whole thing B2 everything that has been planned or discussed: Let's call the whole thing off. I want to forget the whole thing.Something, anything, nothing, and everything above all things › more than everything else: I value my freedom above all things.Large in number or quantity in all things › in every situation or subject; in everything: Be true to yourself in all things.Expressions used to describe situations if there's one thing I want to know, find out, etc. › said before describing what it is that you especially want to know: If there's one thing I want to know, it's where he goes on Thursday afternoons.
things B1 [plural] › used to refer to the general situation: Things have been going very well recently.Situations and circumstances it's a good thing B2 If it's a good thing that something happened, it is lucky that it happened: It's a good thing (that) we booked our tickets early.Good luck and bad luck the way things are (also as things stand) › in the present situation: The way things are, I'll never have this ready by June.Situations and circumstances
a thing B1 [S] › used instead of 'anything' or 'everything' to emphasize what you are saying: Don't worry about a thing (= anything). I'll take care of it.Something, anything, nothing, and everything not a (single) thing B2 not anything: After the guests had gone, there wasn't a thing left to eat.Something, anything, nothing, and everything not have a thing to wear B1 (also have nothing to wear) humorous › to have no clothes that are suitable for an occasion: I'm going to a wedding on Saturday and I don't have a thing to wear.Wearing clothes there isn't a thing you can do › you cannot do anything: He broke his promise and there wasn't a thing we could do about it.Something, anything, nothing, and everything
for one thing C2 used to introduce a reason for something: "Why won't you come to New York with me?" "For one thing, I don't like flying, and for another, I can't afford it."Connecting words which introduce a cause or reason