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Roget

[roh-zhey, roh-zhey, rozh-ey]
noun
  1. Peter Mark,1779–1869, English physician and author of a thesaurus.
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Examples from the Web for roget

Historical Examples

  • I lost the best of my oxen, Roget, the best of my team; and I have been in search of it ever since.

    Aucassin and Nicolette

    Anonymous

  • And does not Mr. Roget also seek the suffrages of the public?

    'I Believe' and other essays

    Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull

  • Let us look at the first group, taken from Roget's Thesaurus.

    Public Speaking

    Clarence Stratton

  • Mr. Roget did not explain his reasons for attacking me, though I, quite frankly, give mine for attacking him.

    'I Believe' and other essays

    Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull

  • If you had adopted a few more of the words I got from Roget's Thesaurus, we should have been safer.


British Dictionary definitions for roget

Roget

noun
  1. Peter Mark . 1779–1869, English physician, who on retirement devised a Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases (1852), a classified list of synonyms
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Word Origin and History for roget

Roget

in reference to the "Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases" published 1852 by English physician and philologist Peter Mark Roget (1779-1869). Related: Roget's.

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