a small part that can be considered separately from the whole; "it was perfect in all details"
(used when listing or enumerating items) also; "a length of chain, item a hook"-Philip Guedalla
a whole individual unit; especially when included in a list or collection; "they reduced the price on many items"
an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole; "several of the details are similar"; "a point of information"
a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list; "he noticed an item in the New York Times"; "she had several items on her shopping list"; "the main point on the agenda was taken up first"
an individual instance of a type of symbol; "the word`error' contains three tokens of `r'"
a vaguely specified concern; "several matters to attend to"; "it is none of your affair"; "things are going well"
a special abstraction; "a thing of the spirit"; "things of the heart"
a special objective; "the thing is to stay in bounds"
a statement regarded as an object; "to say the same thing in other terms"; "how can you say such a thing?"
an event; "a funny thing happened on the way to the..."
a persistent illogical feeling of desire or aversion; "he has a thing about seafood"; "she has a thing about him"
a special situation; "this thing has got to end"; "it is a remarkable thing"
a separate and self-contained entity
an action; "how could you do such a thing?"
an artifact; "how does this thing work?"
an entity that is not named specifically; "I couldn't tell what the thing was"
any attribute or quality considered as having its own existence; "the thing I like about her is .