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thesaurus : (1) a book of words or of information about a particular field or set of concepts; especially : a book of words and their synonyms (2) a list of subject headings or descriptors usually with a cross-reference system for use in the organization of a collection of documents for reference and retrieval (Thesaurus, 2015) [1] Webster Oxford Free OneLook Word Reference Urban Visuwords
Thesaurus is a reference work that lists words grouped together according to similarity of meaning (containing synonyms and sometimes antonyms), in contrast to a dictionary, which provides definitions for words, and generally lists them in alphabetical order. The main purpose of such reference works is to help the user "to find the word, or words, by which [an] idea may be most fitly and aptly expressed" – to quote Peter Mark Roget, architect of the best known thesaurus in the English language. (Thesaurus, 2015) [2] Wikipedia
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The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus Book Trailer


The Right Word: Roget and his thesaurus (Jennifer Bryant and Melissa Sweet, Eerdmans Books for Young Readers)
Roget's II: The New Thesaurus, 3rd Ed. (Thesaurus.com, Houghton Mifflin)
Roget’s International Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases, 1922 Edition (C. O. Sylvester Mawson, Bartleby)
Roget's Thesaurus (Wikipedia)

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Roget's II: The New Thesaurus, 3rd Ed. (Thesaurus.com, Houghton Mifflin) Merriam-Webster Visuwords
Wordsmyth Educational Dictionary-Thesaurus Lexical FreeNet Connected Thesaurus Phrases Thesaurus
encyclopedia

Britannica Wikipedia (Category)
guide

Thesaurus related entries (Dummies.com)
directory

Internet Public Library DMOZ free directory (Mozilla, AOL)
search

WolframAlpha DuckDuckGo
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product

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archive

Internet Archive
finding aid

Library of Congress Finding Aids
library

WorldCat (OAIster) Library of Congress
UPenn Online Books Open Library
World Digital Library (UNESCO & Library of Congress) Hathi Trust
book

ISBNdb Google Books
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course

Open Education Consortium
quotation

Quotations Page
trivia

Quiz on thesaurus (Fun Trivia)
forum

Reddit
news

NPR Archives Google News
article

Google Scholar
government

USA.gov

Visual


Visual Thesaurus: The Basics


Visual Thesaurus (YouTube Channel)
Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus (Plumb Design)

WordNet - a Lexical Database for English (Cognitive Science Laboratory, Princeton University)
Visuwords (Goocto.com)

Fun


The Chaser's War on Everything: I am thesaurus


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Thesaurus Published - Google News

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  1. ^ Thesaurus. (2015). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary (11th ed.). Retrieved January 5, 2015, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thesaurus
  2. ^ Thesaurus. (2015). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved January 5, 2015, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/thesaurus