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.
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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.