Tesauro Inglês

Sinônimos de thing

(substantivo) 
Definition
an object or entity that cannot or need not be precisely named
What's that thing in the middle of the fountain?
Sinônimos
object
an object the shape of a coconut
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article
household articles
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implement
writing implements
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machine
I put a coin in the machine and pulled the lever.
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device
This device can measure minute quantities of matter.
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tool
The best tool for the purpose is a pair of shears.
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instrument
a thin tube-like optical instrument
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mechanism
The heat-producing mechanism will switch itself on automatically.
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gadget
a handy gadget for slicing vegetables
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gizmo (informal)
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contrivance
They wear simple clothes and shun modern contrivances.
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whatsit (informal)
`She's a whatsit.' `A masochist?' `That's the word.'
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doo-dah (informal)
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thingummy (informal)
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thingummyjig (informal)
(substantivo) 
The Earth is mainly made of iron and silicon and things like that.
Sinônimos
substance
The substance that causes the problem comes from the barley.
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stuff
The idea that we can be what we want has become the stuff of TV commercials.
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being
The music seemed to touch his very being.
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body
the preface, followed by the main body of the article
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material
the decomposition of organic material
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fabric
small squares of red cotton fabric
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texture
It is used in moisturisers to give them a silky texture.
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entity
the concept of the earth as a living entity
(substantivo) 
Definition
an object, fact, circumstance, or concept considered as being a separate entity
Literacy isn't the same thing as intelligence.
Sinônimos
concept
She added that the concept of arranged marriages is misunderstood in the west.
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idea
By the end of the week you will have a clearer idea of the system.
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notion
the notion that musical ability is present from birth
He has a realistic notion of his capabilities.
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conception
The symphony is admirable in its conception.
(substantivo) 
Definition
an object, fact, circumstance, or concept considered as being a separate entity
There were far more serious things on my mind.
Sinônimos
matter
It was a private matter.
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issue
Is it right for the Church to express a view on political issues?
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subject
It was I who first raised the subject of moving to Canada.
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thought
They had no thought for others who might get hurt.
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concern
Politicians cannot ignore the concerns of young people.
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worry
His last years were overshadowed by financial worry.
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topic
They offer tips on topics such as home safety.
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(substantivo) 
Definition
an object, fact, circumstance, or concept considered as being a separate entity
This war thing is upsetting me.
Sinônimos
affair
The government has mishandled the whole affair.
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situation
They looked at each other and weighed up the situation.
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state of affairs
This state of affairs cannot continue for too long.
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state
You shouldn't be lifting heavy things in your state.
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circumstance
They say they will never, under any circumstances, be the first to use force.
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scenario
That apocalyptic scenario cannot be ruled out.
(substantivo) 
Definition
an object, fact, circumstance, or concept considered as being a separate entity
The first thing parents want to know is what sex the baby is.
Sinônimos
fact
The lorries always left in the dead of night when there were few witnesses around to record the fact.
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detail
Only minor details now remain to be settled.
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particular
The nurses at the admission desk asked for her particulars.
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piece of information
(substantivo) 
Definition
an object, fact, circumstance, or concept considered as being a separate entity
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Sinônimos
feature
The gardens are a special feature of this property.
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point
The most interesting point about the village is its religion.
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detail
I recall every detail of the party.
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something
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factor
Physical activity is an important factor in maintaining fitness.
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item
The other item on the agenda is the tour.
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aspect
Climate affects every aspect of our lives.
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facet
The website documents every facet of the director's career.
(substantivo) 
Definition
an object, fact, circumstance, or concept considered as being a separate entity
He will give you a list of things to do.
Sinônimos
task
He had the unenviable task of breaking the bad news.
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job
Their main job is to preserve health rather than treat illness.
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activity
Activities range from canoeing to birdwatching.
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act
My insurance covers acts of sabotage.
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undertaking
Organizing the show has been a massive undertaking.
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deed
His heroic deeds were celebrated in every corner of the country.
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chore
I find gardening a real chore.
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piece of business
(substantivo) 
Definition
an object, fact, circumstance, or concept considered as being a separate entity
A strange thing happened.
Sinônimos
happening
plans to hire freelance reporters to cover the latest happenings
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event
in the wake of recent events in Europe
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incident
They have not based it on any incident from the past.
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proceeding
The whole proceeding went very smoothly.
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phenomenon
scientific explanations of this natural phenomenon
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occurrence
Traffic jams are now a daily occurrence.
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eventuality
When you go on holiday, try to be prepared for every eventuality.
10 (substantivo) 
(informal)  I have a thing about spiders.
Sinônimos
phobia
She has a phobia of spiders.
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fear
Flying was his greatest fear.
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complex (informal)
I have never had a complex about my height.
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horror
I felt numb with horror.
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terror
I shook with terror whenever I flew in an aeroplane.
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hang-up (informal)
I don't have any hang-ups about my body.
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aversion
Many people have an aversion to insects.
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bee in your bonnet (informal)
11 (substantivo) 
Definition
a preoccupation or obsession
(informal)  She's got a thing about red hair.
Sinônimos
obsession
yet another man with an obsession about football
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liking
She had a liking for good clothes.
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preoccupation
Success in her field has always been her preoccupation.
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mania
They had a mania for travelling.
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quirk
the quirks and foibles of people in everyday situations
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fetish
I've got a bit of a shoe fetish.
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fixation
Somebody has a fixation with you.
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soft spot
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idée fixe (French)
It is an idée fixe of mine that women work in a more concentrated way.
12 (substantivo) 
No, some things are better left unsaid.
Sinônimos
remark
She has made outspoken remarks on the issue.
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comment
He made these comments at a news conference.
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statement
He now disowns that statement, saying he was depressed when he made it.
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observation
This book contains observations about the nature of outer space.
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declaration
I signed a declaration allowing my doctor to disclose my medical details.
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utterance
the Queen's public utterances
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pronouncement
the President's latest pronouncement about the protection of minorities
13 (substantivo) 
Definition
a possession, article of clothing, etc.
She told him to take his things and not come back.
Sinônimos
possessions
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stuff
He pointed to a duffle bag. `That's my stuff.'
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gear
They helped us put our gear in the van.
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luggage
Leave your luggage in the hotel.
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baggage
excess baggage
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bits and pieces
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paraphernalia
a large courtyard full of builders' paraphernalia
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clobber (British, slang)
His house is filled with a load of old clobber.
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odds and ends
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chattels
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14 (substantivo) 
Definition
a possession, article of clothing, etc.
He forgot his shaving things.
Sinônimos
equipment
Exports of military equipment are banned.
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gear
fishing gear
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tackle
fishing tackle
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kit
I forgot my gym kit.
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apparatus
He was rescued by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus.
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utensil
The technique uses a single utensil to cook and serve.
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accoutrement
15 (substantivo) 
Everyone agrees things are getting better.
Sinônimos
circumstances
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the situation
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the state of affairs
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matters
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affairs

frases

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Sinônimos adicionais

in the sense of act
Definition
something done
My insurance covers acts of sabotage.
in the sense of activity
Definition
any specific action or pursuit
Activities range from canoeing to birdwatching.
in the sense of apparatus
Definition
a collection of equipment used for a particular purpose
He was rescued by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus.
Sinônimos
materials,
tools,
implements,
utensils,
contraption (informal)

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Life on the edge
The desire to push the boundaries has been a motivator in many a daring expedition, testing the human spirit and physical abilities to the utmost. Indulge your adventurous spirit by exploring some associated ‘extreme’ vocabulary. Will you have the survival skills to master our quiz?
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