9.1.3 Thing

Use this domain for general words referring to things.

  • What general words refer to a thing?
    thing, something, article, artifact, entity, item, object, wares,
  • What words refer to a group of things of different types?
    things, oddments, paraphernalia, stuff, odds and ends, bits and pieces, knick-knacks,
  • What words are used to refer to something when you can't remember what it is called?
    what's its name, thingy, thingamajig, whatchamacallit, whatsit, such and such
  • What words are used to end a list of things to indicate that there are more things in the list?
    et cetera, etc., and what not, and so forth, and the like, and on and on, ... [ellipsis]