Synopses & Reviews
The brand to trust: in a new edition! With more than 1,500,000 copies in print in all editions, Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus is the proven must-stock sourcebook for booksellers everywhere. This all-new edition of the ultimate source for finding the right word is now the most comprehensive, up-to-date thesaurus in print. This user-friendly reference helps you find the right word in seconds with its easy-to-use A-to-Z dictionary format. It has been fully revised and updated to include hundreds of new entries, the expanding vocabulary of today, the newest contemporary slang, and 450,000 synonyms--more than any other thesaurus. An indispensable resource for students, writers, editors, and speakers, this easy-to-use word finder will help users expand their vocabulary and improve their written and verbal communication skills. This new edition also provides concise definitions and more antonyms than any other thesaurus on the market. Its acclaimed Concept Index has also been updated and refined, for even faster connections between related words. Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus is the only major thesaurus revised in 2005. It has been carefully crafted by the prestigious Princeton Language Institute and its head lexicographer, Barbara Ann Kipfer, to be the essential reference for home, school, and office. The Princeton Language Institute is a consortium of experts comprising linguists, lexicographers, writers, teachers, and businesspeople.
At last—a revolutionary state-of-the-art thesaurus that puts scores of synonyms at your fingertips
Revised and Expanded 3rd Edition
ROGETS 21st CENTURY THESAURUS
IN DICTIONARY FORM
Combining scholarly authority with a new awareness of todays communication demands, Rogets 21st Century Thesaurus is the simple, reliable way to find the perfect word for your needs. It features an easy-to-use dictionary format plus a revolutionary Concept Index that arranges words by idea, thus enhancing the users process of association and leading to scores of additional selections. The inclusion of a wide spectrum of words and phrases with each entry—from sophisticated choices to completely new vocabulary in the language—brings users an exceptional number of alternatives to fit any variation of style and tone.
•Created by the highly respected Princeton Language Institute
•More word choices than any other thesaurus—OVER 1 MILLION WORDS!
•Concise definitions for each main entry
•A revolutionary Concept Index—arranged by idea, it mirrors the way we actually think!
•No obsolete terms—all synonyms and antonyms reflect modern usage
About the Author
The Princeton Language Institute is a consortium of experts composed of linguists, lexicographers, writers, teachers, and businesspeople. The Institute enables writers and members of professional communities to enhance their communication and language skills through their series of academic, yet practical, reference tools.
Barbara Ann Kipfer is the head lexicographer of ROGET'S 21st CENTURY THESAURUS. She holds a Ph.D. and an M.Phil in Linguistics from England's University of Exeter, and is a pioneer in electronic lexical systems. She has designed and assmbled lexicographic references and conducted lexicographic researched for many clients. She is a member of the Dictionary Society of North America, the Association of Computational Linguistics, and the European Association for Lexicography. She is also the bestselling author of 14,000 Things to be Happy About.