Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus

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At last—a revolutionary state-of-the-art thesaurus that puts scores of synonyms at your fingertips

Revised and Expanded 3rd Edition
ROGET’S 21st CENTURY THESAURUS
IN DICTIONARY FORM

Combining scholarly authority with a new awareness of today’s communication demands, Roget’s 21st Century Thesaurus is the simple, reliable way to find the perfect word for your needs. It ...

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Overview

At last—a revolutionary state-of-the-art thesaurus that puts scores of synonyms at your fingertips

Revised and Expanded 3rd Edition
ROGET’S 21st CENTURY THESAURUS
IN DICTIONARY FORM

Combining scholarly authority with a new awareness of today’s communication demands, Roget’s 21st Century Thesaurus is the simple, reliable way to find the perfect word for your needs. It features an easy-to-use dictionary format plus a revolutionary Concept Index that arranges words by idea, thus enhancing the user’s process of association and leading to scores of additional selections. The inclusion of a wide spectrum of words and phrases with each entry—from sophisticated choices to completely new vocabulary in the language—brings users an exceptional number of alternatives to fit any variation of style and tone.

•Created by the highly respected Princeton Language Institute
•More word choices than any other thesaurus—OVER 1 MILLION WORDS!
•Concise definitions for each main entry
•A revolutionary Concept Index—arranged by idea, it mirrors the way we actually think!
•No obsolete terms—all synonyms and antonyms reflect modern usage

Alpha reference to 450,000 synonyms incl. brief definitions for main entries & a concept index.

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Editorial Reviews

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“EXCEPTIONAL...unique words and groupings...this source is a gem!” —Booklist
Library Journal
Roget's is probably as popular a name for lending authority to thesauruses as Webster's is for dictionaries. Although this new version is not the direct descendant of the original, it follows the now-popular dictionary format for its 17,000 main entries ( abandon - zoom ) and provides other innovations as well. The part of speech, very brief definition, synonyms (over 450,000), and references to an 837-term Concept Index are indicated for each entry. Words in the Concept Index are arranged under categories, e.g., actions, causes, and objects, and assist in generating alternative word choices through meaning to word searches. Antonyms are not included, but synonyms representing nonstandard usage are noted. The lexicographer-author's selections reflect contemporary usage, gender sensitivity, and recently evolved words. This current and uncomplicated thesaurus is highly recommended for all libraries.-- Stanley P. Hodge, Ball State Univ. Lib., Muncie, Ind.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780385338950
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/14/2005
  • Series: 21st Century Reference Series
  • Edition description: 3RD
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 976
  • Sales rank: 342,133
  • Product dimensions: 5.26 (w) x 7.97 (h) x 1.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Lexicographer Barbara Ann Kipfer holds a Ph.D. and an M.Phil in linguistics from England's University of Exeter, and is a pioneer in electronic lexical systems. She has designed and assembled lexicographic references and conducted lexicographic researches for many clients. She is a member of the Dictionary Society of North America, the Association of Computational Linguistics, and the European Association for Lexicography.
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Table of Contents

Preface vii
Introduction ix
A THESAURUS OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE 1
How to Use the Concept Index 891
Quick Reference Guide to Concepts 895
CONCEPT INDEX 899
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2001

    What's another word for thesaurus?

    I'm reading a book called, 'Thesaurus.' I'm up to chapter 53. It's entertaining enough, but the author, a chap by the name of Roget, tends to flaunt his rather overdeveloped vocabulary.

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