Thesaurus

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Thesaurus Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • a book containing a classified list of synonyms

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  • a book containing a classified list of synonyms

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Thesaurus Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A thesaurus is a dictionary of synonyms (words that have the same or similar meaning). Thesauruses (or thesauri) often include related words that mean almost the same thing. Some thesauruses also include antonyms (words that have the opposite meaning).

For example, by looking up the word "big" in a thesaurus, someone would find a list of other similar words such as "huge" and "massive". If the thesaurus also has a list of antonyms, the person could also find words which mean the opposite, like "small" and "tiny".

Many students and writers use a thesaurus to help them find words when they are writing. Using a thesaurus can help a person to improve their vocabulary (the number of words that they know).



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  • 800,000 words in online thesaurus
    About 800,000 words and more than 1,000 years of the English language have been published in a vast new online database. Read more on this news related to 'Thesaurus'
  • University of Glasgow publishes online thesaurus featuring 800,000 words
    About 800,000 words and more than 1,000 years of the English language have been published in a vast new online database. The Historical Thesaurus of English is said to be the only resource to make the meaning of every English word from the last millennium available to the public online. Read more on this news related to 'Thesaurus'
  • Are you a wattle-head? Have you ever had poop-noddy? Historical thesaurus reveals how 800,000 English words have evolved
    The Historical Thesaurus, created by the University of Glasgow, features 800,000 words from 1,000 years of the English language. More than 230 linguists have spent 50 years compiling the list. Read more on this news related to 'Thesaurus'

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