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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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.
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Thesaurus

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

1. A book that lists synonyms for words.
2. A book that lists synonyms and related words but does not give definitions.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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
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thesaurus

noun wordbook, wordfinder I refer to my thesaurus a lot when I'm writing songs.
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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
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thesaurus

[θɪˈsɔːrəs] ndictionnaire m des synonymes, dictionnaire m analogique
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thesaurus

nThesaurus m
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thesaurus

[θɪˈsɔːrəs] ndizionario dei sinonimi
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thesaurus

(θiˌsoːrəs) noun
a book which gives information (eg a dictionary or encyclopedia) especially one which lists words according to their meanings.
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References in classic literature ?
I admire their polish -- their youth is already so accomplished that it seems absurd to speak of promise -- I marvel at the felicity of their style; but with all their copiousness (their vocabulary suggests that they fingered Roget's Thesaurus in their cradles) they say nothing to me: to my mind they know too much and feel too obviously; I cannot stomach the heartiness with which they slap me on the back or the emotion with which they hurl themselves on my bosom; their passion seems to me a little anaemic and their dreams a trifle dull.
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.
Collins Thesaurus contains over 280,000 synonyms and antonyms (type "happy" to find delighted, content, thrilled etc.) and phonetically spell corrects 180,000 words (from "fizix" to physics).
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In "Latin Synonyms for Language Lovers: A Select Thesaurus", author and highschool Latin instructor Christine E.
London, August 27 ( ANI ): Words like notspot, ringxiety and intoxicated are among a list of 1,000 new words and phrases included in the Word Lover's Gallimaufry, a special section of the latest edition of the Chambers Thesaurus that focuses on how our language is evolving.
(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.
Vienna, Austria, June 17, 2012 --(PR.com)-- A new PoolParty Thesaurus Manager release (http://www.poolparty.biz) was presented at this year's Semantic Technology & Business Conference in San Francisco: Version 3.1.0 offering lots of great new functionalities and improvements including auto-population of thesauri and linked data knowledge models.