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the·sau·rus

 (thĭ-sôr′əs)
n. pl. the·sau·rus·es or the·sau·ri (-sôr′ī′)
1. A book of synonyms, often including related and contrasting words and antonyms.
2. A book of selected words or concepts, such as a specialized vocabulary of a particular field, as of medicine or music.

[Latin thēsaurus, treasury, from Greek thēsauros.]

thesaurus

(θɪˈsɔːrəs)
n, pl -ruses or -ri (-raɪ)
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a book containing systematized lists of synonyms and related words
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a dictionary of selected words or topics
3. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) rare a treasury
[C18: from Latin, Greek: treasure]

the•sau•rus

(θɪˈsɔr əs)

n., pl. -sau•rus•es, -sau•ri (-ˈsɔr aɪ)
1. a dictionary of synonyms and antonyms.
2. any dictionary, encyclopedia, or other comprehensive reference book.
3. a storehouse, repository, or treasury.
[1730–40; < Latin thēsaurus < Greek thēsaurós treasure, treasury]

thesaurus

- Comes from Greek thesauros, meaning "storehouse, treasury," and its original sense was "dictionary or encyclopedia," but this was narrowed to the current meaning with the appearance of Roget's in 1852.
See also related terms for storehouse.

Thesaurus

 a treasury or storehouse, 1491; a repository, as of words, hence, Roget’s Thesaurus, 1852.

thesaurus

1. A book that lists synonyms for words.
2. A book that lists synonyms and related words but does not give definitions.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thesaurus - a book containing a classified list of synonymsthesaurus - a book containing a classified list of synonyms
wordbook - a reference book containing words (usually with their meanings)
word finder, wordfinder - a thesaurus organized to help you find the word you want but cannot think of

thesaurus

noun wordbook, wordfinder I refer to my thesaurus a lot when I'm writing songs.
Translations
قاموس قوائِم المعاني
slovníktezaurus
synonymordbog
fogalomköri szótárszinonimaszótártezaurusz
samheitasafn
tezauras
enciklopēdijatezaurs
synonymordbok
eş/zıt anlamlı sözcükler sözlüğü

thesaurus

[θɪˈsɔːrəs] N (thesauruses, thesauri (pl)) [θɪˈsɔːraɪ]tesauro m

thesaurus

[θɪˈsɔːrəs] ndictionnaire m des synonymes, dictionnaire m analogique

thesaurus

nThesaurus m

thesaurus

[θɪˈsɔːrəs] ndizionario dei sinonimi

thesaurus

(θiˌsoːrəs) noun
a book which gives information (eg a dictionary or encyclopedia) especially one which lists words according to their meanings.
References in classic literature ?
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More than a giant collection of synonyms, says Zuckermen, the Thesaurus is a treasury of the terms, standard phrases, common concepts and practical information than American mental health clinicians use in their daily work.
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It groups words by meaning but unlike a conventional thesaurus, it dates them, helping to make connections.
HASSET is the subject thesaurus that the UK Data Service uses to index and search its data collection.
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(2) It is hoped that the work of this partnership will result in a thesaurus of genre and form terms that is both practical to apply and easy to use.
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