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the thing meaning

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    Definition of the thing in English Dictionary

  • NounPREthe-SUF-ing
    1. Something suitable for a purpose.
      1. This book isn't quite the thing.
      2. I need a present for my friend, and I think this is just the thing.
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • Each wit may praise it for his own dear sake, / And hint he writ it, if the thing should take.
      • The car looks cheap, but the thing is, I have doubts about its safety. ‎
      • Beginning there weak-handed is not the thing to do.
    2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
      • I need a present for my friend, and I think this is just the thing.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Nouns
      • Singularia tantum
        • Uncountable nouns
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    1. en the thing of it
    Source: Wiktionary

    Meaning of the thing for the defined word.

    Grammatically, this idiom "the thing" is a noun, more specifically, a singularia tantum.
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