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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

  • Hands On: Thesaurus Rex (iOS)
    Are you a budding wordsmith? Then Thesaurus Rex is your new best friend! Thesauruses used to be big, clunky books, that were often found covered in dust at the back of any public or academic library reference section. But as more and more people write, these useful books have managed to find a way into the pockets of millions of people. One such entry is Thesaurus Read more on this news related to 'Thesaurus'
  • How Roget came to make his famous reference book: A primer for kids
    ?The Right Word,? by Jen Bryant, tells the charming story of how a sad little boy slowly built the thesaurus. Read more on this news related to 'Thesaurus'
  • The new Oxford Learner's Thesaurus application for iPhone and iPad users helps with finding the right words to say ...
    The Oxford Learner’s Thesaurus helps users understand the differences between familiar words such as easy and simple, while learning words they may not know such as effortless, painless, and plain sailing, and more! (PRWeb November 17, 2014) Read the full story at Read more on this news related to 'Thesaurus'

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