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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Example sentences from the Web for thesaurus
Instead, day after day I turn to all the wonderful dictionaries, thesauruses, and weird twists on them that are out there on the internet.
Had Palin scoured a thesaurus, she could not have come up with a more inflammatory phrase.
Hickes' transcript of the Calendar (Thesaurus, I, 203) shows an average of one error in every six lines.Beowulf|R. W. Chambers
Thus the ancient Runic inscriptions, as we gather from Hickes's Thesaurus, are in the form of a knot.
The new thought of a treasury of merits (thesaurus meritorum) introduced further changes.
The work, however, on which his fame as a scholar is most surely based is the Thesaurus Graecae linguae.
John Starke himself, with his Thesaurus of Horror, never penned anything so deliciously frightful.The History of Burke and Hare|George Mac Gregor