Webster's New World Roget's A-Z Thesaurus

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9780028631233: Webster's New World Roget's A-Z Thesaurus

This new edition of the renowned Webster′s New World Thesaurus combines a thematic index–based on Roget′s original categories with the proven usefulness of its A–Z listing. New introductory material and an interpretive essay on Roget and his work reintroduce Roget′s organizational technique to a new generation of thesaurus users.

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The Thesaurus that works Hardest for you, with New Features to make it even more Helpful Webster′s New World(TM) Roget′s A–Z Thesaurus opens up the world of words and leads you to more precise and more effective communication. Thousands of synonym entries include the broadest and most useful word comparisons and the greatest number of examples of any thesaurus, with more grammatical and usage information and a greater variety of related terms. Entries are arranged in alphabetical order, so synonyms are easy to find. A new index, based on Roget′s original index and updated for the 21st century, now lets you browse the thesaurus by theme, directing you to related entries. Users accustomed to a Roget–style thesaurus will appreciate this alternate way to explore the A–Z listings. And word buffs will enjoy specialized word lists, such as phobias and animal group names. Writers and speakers everywhere know that when you have to say it better, Webster′s New World(TM) Roget′s A–Z Thesaurus is the essential word resource.

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The original Roget′s Thesaurus, with its ingenious thematic organization, served as a benchmark in language reference books for nearly 100 years. This new Roget edition of the renowned Webster′s New World(TM) Thesaurus features an all–new thematic index, based on Roget′s original categories, that provides a new means of access to the body of the thesaurus without sacrificing the proven usefulness of its A–Z structure. New introductory material reintroduces Roget′s organizational technique to a new generation of thesaurus users. A useful and entertaining appendix provides lists of important terms grouped by their endings, such as –cracy (government types), –ology (fields of scholarship), and more. Based on an alphabetical list of more than 30,000 of the words most commonly used by writers and speakers in America, Webster′s New World(TM) Roget′s A–Z Thesaurus suggests over 300,000 synonymous, related, and derived terms to help you say what you really mean to say. Entries include brief definitions to distinguish among the various senses of words and their related synonyms. Idioms of all sorts are included, an unusual and enriching feature in a thesaurus. Extensive synonym studies provide even deeper and more nuanced information, as well as examples invaluable for sure–footed usage guidance. Writers, speakers, editors, and students will find that Webster′s New World is, more than ever before, the most helpful and effective word resource of all. Webster′s New World(TM) is the name millions of people trust for language reference books. For decades the Webster′s New World staff has maintained an extensive language–tracking program and from it created the finest dictionaries and language guides available. The premier dictionary of American English and the official dictionary of the Associated Press, Webster′s New World(TM) College Dictionary is now available in its Fourth Edition – revised and updated with over 5,000 new entries and a full–color world atlas. These handy pocket–size references, with durable vinyl covers, are ideal for students.

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