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 for Things real
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Thing \Thing\ (th[i^]ng), n. [AS. [thorn]ing a thing, cause,
     assembly, judicial assembly; akin to [thorn]ingan to
     negotiate, [thorn]ingian to reconcile, conciliate, D. ding a
     thing, OS. thing thing, assembly, judicial assembly, G. ding
     a thing, formerly also, an assembly, court, Icel. [thorn]ing
     a thing, assembly, court, Sw. & Dan. ting; perhaps originally
     used of the transaction of or before a popular assembly, or
     the time appointed for such an assembly; cf. G. dingen to
     bargain, hire, MHG. dingen to hold court, speak before a
     court, negotiate, Goth. [thorn]eihs time, perhaps akin to L.
     tempus time. Cf. Hustings, and Temporal of time.]
     1. Whatever exists, or is conceived to exist, as a separate
        entity, whether animate or inanimate; any separable or
        distinguishable object of thought.
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              God made . . . every thing that creepeth upon the
              earth after his kind.                 --Gen. i. 25.
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              He sent after this manner; ten asses laden with the
              good things of Egypt.                 --Gen. xiv.
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              A thing of beauty is a joy forever.   --Keats.
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     2. An inanimate object, in distinction from a living being;
        any lifeless material.
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              Ye meads and groves, unconscious things! --Cowper.
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     3. A transaction or occurrence; an event; a deed.
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              [And Jacob said] All these things are against me.
                                                    --Gen. xlii.
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              Which if ye tell me, I in like wise will tell you by
              what authority I do these things.     --Matt. xxi.
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     4. A portion or part; something.
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              Wicked men who understand any thing of wisdom.
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     5. A diminutive or slighted object; any object viewed as
        merely existing; -- often used in pity or contempt.
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              See, sons, what things you are!       --Shak.
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              The poor thing sighed, and . . . turned from me.
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              I'll be this abject thing no more.    --Granville.
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              I have a thing in prose.              --Swift.
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     6. pl. Clothes; furniture; appurtenances; luggage; as, to
        pack or store one's things. [Colloq.]
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     Note: Formerly, the singular was sometimes used in a plural
           or collective sense.
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                 And them she gave her moebles and her thing.
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     Note: 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.
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                 In the garden [he] walketh to and fro,
                 And hath his things [i. e., prayers, devotions]
                 said full courteously.             --Chaucer.
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                 Hearkening his minstrels their things play.
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     7. (Law) Whatever may be possessed or owned; a property; --
        distinguished from person.
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     8. [In this sense pronounced t[i^]ng.] In Scandinavian
        countries, a legislative or judicial assembly.
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     Things personal. (Law) Same as Personal property, under
     Things real. Same as Real property, under Real.
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