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Thesaurus meaning

thesaurus - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. A treasury or storehouse; hence, a repository, especially of knowledge; - often applied to a comprehensive work, like a dictionary or cyclopedia.
  2. 2. A storehouse or place where treasure is kept; a lexicon or dictionary; as, a thesaurus of the English language.
  3. 3. A treasury; repository of information.

thesaurus - examples of usage

  1. I in my chamber all the evening looking over my Osborn's works and new Emanuel Thesaurus Patriarchae. - "Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright", Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke.
  2. George Hicks put together a " Thesaurus" of the northern languages. - "Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed.", S. A. Reilly.
  3. Their form and order may be seen in Hickes' Thesaurus and in Lye's Grammar. - "The English Language", Robert Gordon Latham.
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