noun, plural the·sau·rus·es, the·sau·ri [-sawr-ahy] /-ˈsɔr aɪ/.
- an index to information stored in a computer, consisting of a comprehensive list of subjects concerning which information may be retrieved by using the proper key terms.
- a dictionary of synonyms and antonyms stored in memory for use in word processing.
Origin of thesaurus
Definition for thesaurus (2 of 2)
noun, plural online thesauruses, online thesauri.
Examples from the Web for thesaurus
Had Palin scoured a thesaurus, she could not have come up with a more inflammatory phrase.
The Bibliotaph carried much accurate information in his head, but he never traveled without a thesaurus in his valise.The Bibliotaph|Leon H. Vincent
Get my Thesaurus, Stony, off the desk in the next room, and turn to 'beauty.'The Bread Line|Albert Bigelow Paine
It is a mosque as well as a hall of council, and a thesaurus to boot, for unimaginable treasures are buried in its caverns.
Is there a Thesaurus of the trade, profession, calling, industry or mystery?
The work, however, on which his fame as a scholar is most surely based is the Thesaurus Graecae linguae.