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Definition of Thesaurus


  1. A treasury or storehouse; hence, a repository, especially of knowledge; -- often applied to a comprehensive work, like a dictionary or cyclopedia.

Thesaurus Quotations

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Steven Wright

Not to sound corny, but intelligence is big. Everything fades, and everything can be modified. But intelligence is something you can't fake. I'm not even talking about whether you can read a thesaurus backwards. But there is a beauty in common sense.

I keep a hotel room in my town, although I have a large house. And I go there at about 5:30 in the morning, and I start working. And I don't allow anybody to come in that room. I work on yellow pads and with ballpoint pens. I keep a Bible, a thesaurus, a dictionary, and a bottle of sherry. I stay there until midday.
Maya Angelou

In all its myriad manifestations, the language of anti-Semitism through the ages is a dictionary of non-sequiturs and antonyms, a thesaurus of illogic and inconsistency.
Paul Johnson

No thesaurus can give you those words, no rhyming dictionary. They must happen out of you.
Dorothy Fields
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Thesaurus Translations

thesaurus in German is Wortvorrat (bei Datenbanken), Wortschatz
thesaurus in Swedish is synonymordbok, ordbok, uppslagsbok
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