5. A diminutive or slighted object; any object viewed as merely existing; often used in pity or contempt.
See, sons, what things you are!Shak.
The poor thing sighed, and . . . turned from me.Addison.
I'll be this abject thing no more.Granville.
I have a thing in prose.Swift.
6. pl. Clothes; furniture; appurtenances; luggage; as, to pack or store one's things. [Colloq.]
Formerly, the singular was sometimes used in a plural or collective sense.
And them she gave her moebles and her thing.Chaucer.
Thing was used in a very general sense in Old English, and is still heard colloquially where some more
definite term would be used in careful composition.
In the garden [he] walketh to and fro,Chaucer.
And hath his things [i. e., prayers, devotions] said full courteously.
Hearkening his minstrels their things play.Chaucer.
7. (Law) Whatever may be possessed or owned; a property; distinguished from person.
8. [In this sense pronounced ting.] In Scandinavian countries, a legislative or judicial assembly. Longfellow.
Things personal. (Law) Same as Personal property, under Personal. Things real. Same as
Real property, under Real.
(Think) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Thought ; p. pr. & vb. n. Thinking.] [OE. thinken, properly, to seem,
from AS. þyncean but confounded with OE. thenken to think, fr. AS. þencean (imp. þohte); akin to D.
denken, dunken, OS. thenkian, thunkian, G. denken, dünken, Icel. þekkja to perceive, to know, þykkja
to seem, Goth. þagkjan, þaggkjan, to think, þygkjan to think, to seem, OL. tongere to know. Cf. Thank,
1. To seem or appear; - - used chiefly in the expressions methinketh or methinks, and methought.
These are genuine Anglo-Saxon expressions, equivalent to it seems to me, it seemed to me. In these
expressions me is in the dative case.
2. To employ any of the intellectual powers except that of simple perception through the senses; to exercise
the higher intellectual faculties.
For that I amDryden.
I know, because I think.
3. Specifically: (a) To call anything to mind; to remember; as, I would have sent the books, but I did
not think of it.
Well thought upon; I have it here.Shak.