Roget's International Thesaurus, 6e

Roget's International Thesaurus, 6e



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Roget's International Thesaurus, 6e by Barbara Ann Kipfer, Barbara Ann Kipfer

A classic reference book that has been used by millions all over the world, Roget's International Thesaurus is the product of more than a century and a half of continuous expansion, reorganization, and improvement. Today, this book is not only the most time-tested and bestselling thesaurus ever, but, newly revised, it is also the most up-to-dateand comprehensive reflection of theEnglish language as it is currently used.

The revolutionary achievement of Dr. Peter Mark Roget's first edition in 1852 was the development of a brand-new principle: the arrangement of words and phrases according to their meanings. Dr. Roget's system brings together in one place all the terms associated with a single thought or concept; it allows a wide-ranging survey of language within a book of relatively modest size, without the space-consuming repetitions that so severely limit the scope of thesauruses arranged in a dictionary format with A-to-Z entries. This brilliant organization makes Roget's International Thesaurus both the most efficient word finder and a cutting-edge aid in stimulating thought, organizing ideas, and writing and speaking more clearly and effectively.

This revised and updated sixth edition features thousands of new words and phrases, including the newest slang words and expressions that color and inform everyday language. At the same time, it retains all of the hallmarks that have made Roget's international Thesaurus an enduring classic:

  • More than 330,000 words and phrases organized into 1,075 categories.

  • A pinpoint reference system that directs the user quickly from a comprehensive index to the numbered category of the right word. Thousands of cross-references throughout lead to other helpful categories.

  • Hundreds of supplemental word lists that supply the names of things which have no synonyms (measurements, wines, weapons, animals, state mottoes, and more) as well as hundreds of quotations that amplify the meanings of selected words.

Generations of students, writers, editors, and speakers have made Roget's the most popular word reference book next to the dictionary. Continuing a legacy that dates back more than 150 years, Roget's International Thesaurus is an indispensable work for everyone who wants to use the English language with clarity and precision.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062736932
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/28/2001
Edition description: 6TH
Pages: 1280
Product dimensions: 7.37(w) x 9.25(h) x 2.30(d)

About the Author

Barbara Ann Kipfer, Ph.D., is a lexicographer who has authored or compiled more than forty 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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Roget's International Thesaurus, 6e 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Roget's International Thesaurus 6th Edition edited by Barbara Ann Kipfer,PhD and consulting editor Robert L. Chapman,PhD is the most 'unprecedented' piece of tool available than any other thesauri I've ever seen. As a Junior in high school heading toward the Senior year this amazing tool has helped me with accomplishing the most important and excruciating essay assignment I've never done before. I had to use more than just the thesaurus from the Microsoft Word application. I have to choose a higher level of words within the essay assignment. ...that's where this thesaurus kicks in... The thesaurus gives me the oppurtunity through developing a higher standard level of words I never knew (while doing the assignment). It's great to learn those big words and use them as a practical use in communications later in the future. I've had this book since yesterday, and the neat thing I saw in this thesaurus is that it doesn't waste much of its space just for sentence examples or defining (like any other thesauri I've compared) instead more synonyms (words) to choose from. The thesaurus is not as complicated as I suspected to be. Learned how to use it in 10 minutes.
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Loves_to_readJK More than 1 year ago
I always use the thesaurus in Microsoft Word at work and figured why not have a hard copy for finding new and interesting words when sending letters. Ah, the lost art of writing letters, instead of texting and emailing. This is a great book. I love all the different cross references.
R_Fischer More than 1 year ago
The index is so tiny (43 pages in a 900 page book) that you will almost never find the word you want.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
cool...all true and felt so good, however, why not give it an xxx review...ahhhh!!! it just feels sooo good!!!