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Thesaurus (n) dictionary, lexicon, wordbook, wordfinder, vocabulary, synonym, encyclopedia, storehouse, repository, treasury
on 7 February 2009
It's actually quite interesting. You know the way you look up a word in a dictionary, then you see something else and you end up sat there for 20 minutes just reading stuff you didn't know before? This thesaurus is a bit like that. For example, I just looked up "Thesaurus" to put a title to this review, and I've just sat here and read a list of therapies on the same page (acupressure, acupuncture, Alexander technique...). There are these boxes of information all around the thesaurus giving supporting information in tables and sentences.
It's alot more in depth than the pocket thesaurus i've had for years, with plenty of related words on its 1127 pages. The explanation of the 'Features' and 'Structure' of the Thesaurus at the front is short and snappy and easy to refer to. There's no huge foreward, just the facts. The typeface isn't as small as the same edition dictionary, so it's easier to read than a dictionary.
The edition I bought, the one on this page published in 2004 is a match to the The Chambers Dictionary 10th Edition, both the same size/shape with matching covers and I'm very pleased to own them both, a perfect pair on my shelf.
I recommend this thesaurus wholeheartedly, completely, enthusiastically, emphatically, warmly, heartily, passionately, sincerely, genuinely, unreservedly.