English translation of 'वस्तु'
1. odd (in phrases)
In a group of people or things, the odd one out is the one that is different from all the others.
2. on preposition
If someone or something is on a surface or object, the surface or object is underneath them and is supporting their weight.
He is sitting beside her on the sofa.
There was a little house on the top of the mountain.
...the Chinese rug on the floor.
2. nf/vastu, vstu/
1. absurd adjective, singular noun
If you say that something is absurd, you think that it is ridiculous or does not make sense. The absurd means things that are absurd.
The thought of being a movie star was absurd to her.
...a highly developed sense of the absurd.
2. antecedent countable noun
An antecedent of something happened or existed before it and was similar to it in some way.[formal]
We shall first look briefly at the historical antecedents of this theory.
3. article countable noun
You can refer to objects as articles of some kind.[formal]
...articles of clothing.
4. figure countable noun
If you say that someone is, for example, a mother figure or a hero figure, you mean that they have the qualities typical of mothers or heroes.
...authority figures such as parents and teachers.
5. goods plural noun
Goods are things that are made to be sold.
6. inevitable adjective, singular noun
If something is inevitable, it is certain to happen and cannot be prevented or avoided. You can refer to something inevitable as the inevitable.
If this case succeeds, it is inevitable that other trials will follow.
Be realistic and prepare yourself for the inevitable.
7. influence countable noun
Someone or something that is a good or bad influence has a good or bad effect on someone.
TV is a bad influence on people.
8. item countable noun
An item is one of a collection or list of objects.
The most valuable item on show will be a Picasso drawing.
9. kitsch uncountable noun, adjective
You can refer to a work of art or an object as kitsch if it is showy and in bad taste, for example because it is designed to appeal to people's sentimentality.
...collectors of Fifties kitsch.
Green eye shadow has long been considered kitsch.
10. object countable noun /ˈɒbdʒɪkt ˈऑब्जिक्ट्/
An object is anything that has a fixed shape or form and that is not alive.
...an object the shape of a coconut.
...everyday objects such as wooden spoons.
11. thing countable noun
You use thing as a substitute for another word when you are unable to be more precise, or you do not need or want to be more precise.
What's that thing in the middle of the fountain?
...crisps and peanuts and things like that.
Give up? Now that's a thing I would never do.
12. unthinkable adjective, singular noun
If you say that something is unthinkable, you mean that it cannot possibly be accepted or imagined as a possibility. The unthinkable is something that is unthinkable.
Any thought of divorce was unthinkable.
The unthinkable had happened — a power failure.
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Translation of वस्तु from the Collins Hindi to English Dictionary