Roget's International Thesaurus
The revolutionary achievement of Dr. Peter Mark Roget's first edition in 1852 was the development of a brand new principle: the arrangement of words and phrases according to their meanings. Dr. Roget's system brings together in one place all the terms associated with a single thought or concept; it allows a wide–ranging survey of language within a book of relatively modest...more
For now, let it suffice... get the ol ...more
This is definitely a tool that takes some getting used to, particularly if you have already been using an alphabetical-entry thesaurus. The Roget's, with its categories and its massive index (it must be a third of the page count) was very daunting and a bit unfriendly to a young user. But once ...more
i'm not sure if this edition has the format i prefer: a dictionary in the back, and the front arranged with synonyms opposite antonyms all arranged by concept (from abstract to specific)
not only indispensable but for anyone reading english as a second-language, required
Roget's International Thesaurus was not designed to be read. It's wonderful for browsing, though.
The real charm to it is that it is organized by topic, not alphabetically. You can drill down from the overarching concepts or look up the section in the index in the back. But once you have gotten to it -- well, in an alphabetical one, since they have to repeat the synonyms for each word, ...more
This book has helped me so much with my writing. When I need a new word, this book is where I turn. I love it!