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synonyms for things

  • stuff
  • baggage
  • chattels
  • clothes
  • conditions
  • duds
  • effects
  • gear
  • goods
  • possessions
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is another word for things?

The word things can mean a lot of… things. Most of the time, the words thing and things are the ones being used in place of more specific words. But there are other general terms you can use instead.

The word things can refer to anything—it can refer to physical objects or articles but also to nonphysical entities. The word items can be used for tangible things (as in We have a few new items in stock) or intangible ones (as in There are a few items on the agenda).

The word ones is sometimes used as a stand-in for things (see the preceding sentence).

The word something can be used to refer to an undetermined or unspecified thing.

The pronoun it is commonly used to refer to something without naming it. The plural pronoun they can be used to refer to multiple things in this way.

The word stuff can be used to collectively refer to a bunch of things, especially a collection of miscellaneous physical objects, but also informally to a collection of intangible things like events or occurrences (as in A lot of stuff happened today), actions or activities (as in There is plenty of stuff you can do to stay busy), topics (as in We learned a lot of stuff in that class), and other stuff.

Sometimes, the word things is used more specifically to mean belongings, as in These are not my things—they must be someone else’s. 

Objects of commerce (things that are bought and sold) are often generally referred to as goods.

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How to use things in a sentence

“Forty-seven days — we’ve got to get this thing done,” Harris told them.
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It was just the worst thing that anybody should have to see.
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In other words, the current state of things could be America’s reality for another year or so, even if a vaccine or vaccines are produced in record time.
TRUMP’S MESSY ATTEMPT TO CLEAN UP UNWELCOME CORONAVIRUS VACCINE NEWSAMBER PHILLIPSSEPTEMBER 17, 2020WASHINGTON POST
It’s the busiest week since 2014, according to the good folks at Renaissance Capital who track this sort of thing.
WHY SNOWFLAKE COULD BECOME A TECH GIANTAARON PRESSMANSEPTEMBER 15, 2020FORTUNE
It wasn’t until their story ended up in the New York Times business section, with their picture on the front page above the fold, that things changed.
‘HOW I BUILT THIS’ HOST GUY RAZ ON INSIGHTS FROM SOME OF THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS ENTREPRENEURSRACHEL KINGSEPTEMBER 15, 2020FORTUNE
We bring it in, and we immediately send it out to a variety of things, from florists to bakers to purveyors to farmers to employees.
MOMOFUKU’S DAVID CHANG ON THE BIG CHANGES THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY NEEDS TO MAKE TO SURVIVEBETH KOWITTSEPTEMBER 14, 2020FORTUNE
Ostensibly, the two governments—Washington and Beijing—want different things.
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In my 20s I did think the objective was to climb the hardest thing I can.
A VERY INFORMAL INTERVIEW WITH MITSU IWASAKIBRENDAN LEONARDSEPTEMBER 14, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
One of the things I love about Lenovo is that we really are looking at what’s best for the customer.
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Instead, he decided to try out the investing side of things, pouring money into a number of companies and joining their boards.
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WORDS RELATED TO THINGS

  • accoutrements
  • apparel
  • array
  • bib and tucker
  • clothes
  • costume
  • drapes
  • dress
  • duds
  • garb
  • garments
  • gear
  • getup
  • habiliments
  • habit
  • outfit
  • raiment
  • things
  • threads
  • togs
  • uniform
  • vestment
  • wear
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.