A pinpoint reference system that directs the user quickly from a comprehensive index to the numbered category of the right word. Also includes a publisher's preface, Peter Roget's preface to the first edition, and a foreword by editor Robert Chapman. More complete and authoritative than other thesauruses, the revised and updated sixth edition offers a revolutionary method of organization, grouping synonyms, antonyms, and related words together into 1,075 numbered categories, eliminating the unnecessary repetition and time-consuming cross-referencing so common in other thesauruses. Author ; John Lewis Roget, M. There are fifteen categories: The Body and the Senses Feelings Place and Change of Place Measure and Shape Living Things Natural Phenomena Behavior and the Will Language Human Society and Institutions Values and Ideals Arts Occupations and Crafts Sports and Amusements The Mind and Ideas Science and Technology I found this thesaurus easy to navigate once you got used to the format , practical, as well as informative. The revolutionary achievement of Dr. 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.
It is a big book and so one is not likely to put it in one's backpack and bring it to a coffee shop, which is where I like to do a lot of my writing. This revised and updated seventh edition features thousands of new words and phrases, including the newest slang words and expressions that color and inform everyday language. Roget 1 copy Roget's International Thesaurus, 6th Edition 1 copy Rogets International Thesaurus 3rd. I had to update an old 1963 thesaurus. The depth and diversity is remarkable. 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.
I also confess to having a Pocket Oxford American Thesaurus 2nd edition alphabetic form ; also truly useful but not truly pocket sized. I've purchased dictionary-style thesauri and they don't hold a candle to richness, depth, and variety inherent in Peter Roget's original organization. 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. So that is what, until recently, I have always chose to use. The arrangement allows the writer to browse through a vast array of related words and in the process helps to enrich one's own thinking about the shades of meaning that would best suit the sentence one is trying to craft.
Product Description: More Than 5 Million Copies Sold Worldwide The World's Number-One Bestselling Thesaurus of Synonyms, Antonyms, and Related Words An essential volume for every reference shelf, The Concise Roget's International Thesaurus ® is the most comprehensive mass market paperback thesaurus available today. Or perhaps three parts depending on how you figure. I raise my glass to him and to those who have preserved his approach in the centuries that have followed. The revolutionary achievement of Dr. Chapman recently retired as Professor of English at Drew University. Chapman was the revising editor for the fourth edition of Roget's International Thesaurus®, the supervising editor of the Funk and Wagnalls Standard College Dictionary and author of The New Dictionary of American Slang. At first, it is a bit daunting trying to use it, because it is not organized like other Thesauruses.
She has written more than 45 books, including 14,000 Things to be Happy About Workman , which has more than a million copies in print and has given rise to many Page-a-Day calendars. 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. Sylvester 1 copy Roget's International Thesaurus, 4th ed. Stephenson 2 copies Roget's international thesaurus. She is lexicographer for Wolfram Alpha. 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.
Sylvester 1 copy Roget's International Thesuarus, 3rd ed. As to just one thesaurus, I suggest without hesitation the Kipfer Roget's International Thesaurus 7th edition. I don't mind it, but I know many people don't like it. But combining two attributes - humanly pocket-sized and categorical schema - made for a long search. 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.
I more often reach for my 1983 pocket edition because it's handy, literally. Another day you know the word, but want a synonym or antonym for it. While Roget's 21 Century Thesaurus was much better in getting me to the right word, the pages are so thin and the print is so small that it was just a pain to work with. More complete and authoritative than other thesauruses, the revised and updated sixth edition offers a revolutionary method of organization, grouping synonyms, antonyms, and related words together into 1,075 numbered categories, eliminating the unnecessary repetition and time-consuming cross-referencing so common in other thesauruses. Chapman , The Order of Things, Writer's Digest Flip Dictionary, and the bestselling 14,000 Things to Be Happy About. After reading reviews of numerous books in this category, I settled upon Roget's Thesaurus and am glad I did as this is a well-organized thesaurus that deviates from many others in the category in that instead of following an alphabetical listing of words, it groups words under categories, which proves to be practical as it avoids unnecessary repetitions.
Possible ex library copy, thatâ ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. She understands that most users will be like me familiar with the traditional format and takes you through it step by step. I use it practically every day. Chapman recently retired as Professor of English at Drew University. Containing more than 230,000 words, including slang, idiom, parts of speech, and technical terms, it remains the ultimate writing tool for organizing thoughts and mastering the nuance of expression. Purchasing a new thesaurus is fraught with peril! In this format words are grouped into categories that provide quick and easy comparison without the needless repetition and cross-referencing of alphabetical thesauruses. It's a great conversational tool also.