Roget's International Thesaurus (Thumb Indexed)

Roget's International Thesaurus (Thumb Indexed)

by Barbara Ann Kipfer
     
 

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The only thesaurus based on Peter Roget's original classic first published in 1859, this edition is the most definitive, up-to-date, and comprehensive reference of its kind. Not an A-Z listing, this all-time bestseller retains Roget's unique and brilliant category-based organizing system, an innovative ordering of the English language designed to organize readers'

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The only thesaurus based on Peter Roget's original classic first published in 1859, this edition is the most definitive, up-to-date, and comprehensive reference of its kind. Not an A-Z listing, this all-time bestseller retains Roget's unique and brilliant category-based organizing system, an innovative ordering of the English language designed to organize readers' thoughts and stimulate ideas. Here all synonyms, antonyms, and related words are grouped together for quick and easy comparison, without all the needless repetition and cross-referencing of alphabetical thesauri. With a 20% revision, including edits to reflect the very latest trends and technologies—and nearly 3,000 new words—Roget's International Thesaurus, 6th Edition is an essential reference for every home library.

About the Authors:
Barbara Ann Kipfer, Ph.D., is the coeditor of the Dictionary of American Slang and the author of 14,000 Things to Be Happy About and The Order of Things. She lives in Ivoryton, CT.

Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D., is the revising editor of The Dictionary of American Slang and supervising editor of Funk & Wagnalls Standard College Dictionary. He lives in Madison, NJ.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060185756
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Edition description:
Abridged - Thumb Indexed
Pages:
1280
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.46(h) x 2.29(d)

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Foreword

by Barbara Ann Kipfer, Ph.D.

In developing this new edition, I chose to focus on the modernity and scope of the language coverage. We live in the Internet age, making Roget's International Thesaurus ever more valuable. It can now be used in the wording of queries for search engines accessing the World Wide Web. To this end, I have included as many new words and phrases as possible, from general vocabulary to scientific and technological terms.

The lists have been revised to add new terms, delete obsolete ones, and expand treatment. Quotations were retained if they could conceivably be valuable in a user's writings. Otherwise, unuseful quotations and outdated terms were set aside to make room for new synonyms, additional synonyms, and new lists.

I wish to acknowledge the help, support, and guidance of Dr. Robert L. Chapman. I am honored to have been his choice of successor.

I also thank John Atkins for his work in preparing the computerized manuscript. My editor, Greg Chaput, has worked hard to bring the project to fruition -- and a successful publication. George Alexander and Donna Ruvituso have done a wonderful job putting this all together technologically and typographically. There was also a helpful list of errors in the previous edition, contributed by Dr. Tracy Mansfield of International Neural Machines.

No one is luckier than I to have the time and the environment I need to complete such a massive undertaking. To that I owe gratitude to my husband and frequentcollaborator, Paul Magoulas. To him and to my sons, Kyle and Keir, I would like to repay their love and encouragement.

Barbara Ann Kipfer, Ph.D.
June 1, 2001

Roget's International Thesaurus, Sixth Edition. Copyright © by Barbara Ann Kipfer. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

Meet the Author

Barbara Ann Kipfer, Ph.D., is a lexicographer who has authored or compiled more than twenty books, including the Dictionary of American Slang (with Robert L. Chapman), The Order of Things, Writer's Digest Flip Dictionary, and the bestselling 14,000 Things to Be Happy About. She received her doctorate in linguistics from England's University of Exeter.

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