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New American Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (Revised & Updated) Mass Market Paperback – 1 Jul 2002

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 912 pages
  • Publisher: Signet Book; 3 Revised edition (July 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451207165
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451207166
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 3.3 x 17.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,654,631 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Philip Morehead is Head of Music Staff for Lyric Opera of Chicago. He is the son of the late Albert H. Morehead, lexicographer and games expert, the original co-editor of this book, who was Bridge Editor of the New York Times for over 25 years and the editor of many books on games. He is editor of The New American Webster Handy College Dictionary and The New American Rogets College Thesaurus and is author of The New American International Dictionary of Music. He lives in Chicago with his wife Patricia, oboist and composer.

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By JT on 17 Mar. 2013
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Probably one of the best thesaurus(es) I have ever bought. I bought my first copy in Singapore in 1968 and it fell to pieces from continual use - what better compliment ?
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Only dipped into it occasionally - not the sort of book that one reads from cover to cover but the best of its kind I have dipped into so far.
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I accidentally deleted my original Thesaurus and did not realise I would miss it so much. The replacement is an excellent edition.
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By Mr on 12 Jan. 2013
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Wanted a replacement for a tatty one, but not so easy to find words. So have found a copy of my old one.
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HASH(0x932cba38) out of 5 stars excellent and well organized 13 Dec. 2005
By Doc Dave - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
It's tough to recommend buying a thesaurus these days when there are so many resources available on the web and built-in to word processing applications that will do the job. Nevertheless, I've kept a copy of this thesaurus close at hand for decades now and I am usually much more satisfied with the results I get from using it than from electronic sources. After my copy practically disintegrated from the ravages of time, I finally sprang for this latest edition. While I can't say it looks much different from the ancient one I had, it has been updated extensively with new phrases, and more words have been added. I like the dictionary-style organization, but that will be a matter of personal preference for you. I've also found this book to be extremely helpful in studying for standardized tests. For those who take writing seriously enough to want to use the word that best conveys their thoughts, this thesaurus will be an excellent and very affordable resource.
33 of 40 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x932cba8c) out of 5 stars If you write, you must have a Thesaurus! 19 Dec. 2005
By R S Cobblestone - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
"A Thesaurus is not a dinosaur." This is not just a play on words. I've heard it said that a printed thesaurus is a "dinosaur;" you can get everything you need from the worldwide web.

Then why do I have this copy next to my computer?

Look, the www is convenient and accessible... except when it isn't. The right word is there... except when it isn't. And this paperback edition of the New American Roget's College Thesaurus is so inexpensive, it IS always there, just like my trustworthy copy of Webster's Dictionary.

If you know you are going to be marooned on an island for a few years, bring along a copy of this book. If you end up having nothing to write on, you can at least use it as a fire starter!
18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x932cbec4) out of 5 stars Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form 5 Aug. 2006
By Maria Brullo - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I find this reference book most helpful due to the fact that it incorporates the style of a dictionary. It provides abundant information for words which assist me in utilizing them in numerous formats. I recommend this item with confidence to anyone who wishes to improve their writing skills.
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x932d22ac) out of 5 stars Search issue 26 Sept. 2013
By shelby - Published on Amazon.com
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I get this via e book and i cant search it to find the words i need on it What a waste of $6.00
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x932d2258) out of 5 stars A thesaurus organized by ideas, thoughts and concepts (as conceived by Peter Roget) is more useful than one in dictionary form. 21 July 2015
By Robert C Brooks - Published on Amazon.com
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I had ordered this in Kindle format, but then lost my kindle paperwhite, so perhaps have not provided a fair rating. The original Roget's International Thesaurus in book form for which I also have (7th edition), is amazing and mostly because the words and phrases are grouped by meanings, ideas, thoughts, and concepts. This organization by ideas is so much better than a dictionary format, because when seeking a word or phase to convey the meaning you want to express you can quickly find the optimum expression because all related ideas and concepts are close at hand. The grouping by ideas is so valuable that simply browsing is immensely entertaining and edifying. Ideas containing word meanings are grouped into 1075 categories and fifteen classes of words. Even considering the classes is an eye-opener: 1. The Body and the Senses. 2. Feelings. 3. Place and Change of Place. 4. Measure and Shape. 5. Living Things. 6.Natural Phenomena. 7. Behaviour and the Will. 8. Language. 9. Human Society and Institutions. 10. Values and Ideals. 11. Arts. 12. Occupations and Crafts. 13. Sports and Amusements. 14. The Mind and Ideas. 15. Science and Technology. Most of us by simply being exposed to these groupings will likely be tempted to explore the ideas, concepts, and words within.
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