synonym dictionary

[ sin-uh-nim dik-shuh-ner-ee ]

  1. a dictionary such as that, for each entry word, lists other words with the same or nearly the same meanings, as well as antonyms, words with the opposite meaning. Synonym dictionaries that are published as books are usually organized alphabetically. In contrast, a print thesaurus is often organized by categories of words. An online thesaurus provides immediate, direct access to the search word with its synonyms and antonyms.

Origin of synonym dictionary

First recorded in 1880–85

Words Nearby synonym dictionary Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024