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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Thesaurus Sample Sentences in News


  • Quiz: Can You Figure Out the Meaning of Centuries-Old Slang?
    The words historical thesaurus may send children running to the hills, for fear they’re likely to be bored to death by some fellow with a monocle. But they also describe the richest reference you’ve probably never heard of. In fact, only one historical thesaurus has ever been produced, in any language, and that’s the Oxford… Read more on this news related to 'Thesaurus'
  • Lehigh Rotary hands out thesauruses to fourth-graders
    Thesaurus Days kicked off recently as the Rotary Club of Lehigh Acres, assisted by volunteers, were greeted by the children and facility at the Veterans Park Academy for the Arts. Read more on this news related to 'Thesaurus'
  • Saints alive and cranky: Bill Murray in "St. Vincent"
    Vincent McKenna is a walking — and drinking and gambling and, yes, smoking — thesaurus entry for the word "cantankerous. Read more on this news related to 'Thesaurus'

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