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Webster's New World Roget's A-Z thesaurus
Laird, Charlton, 1901-1984.
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Publication Information:
New York : Macmillan USA, [1999]

Physical Description:
xxxiii, 894 pages ; 25 cm
General Note:
Rev. ed. of: Webster's New World thesaurus. c1997.

"A Webster's New World book"--T.p. verso.


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PE1591 .L27 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Although largely replaced by the modern A-Z thesaurus format, the thematic organization of the original Roget thesaurus set the standard for many years. This new edition of the renowned Webster's New World(TM) Thesaurus combines a thematic index, based on Roget's original categories, with the proven usefulness of its A-Z listing. New introductory material and an interpretive essay on Roget and his work reintroduce Roget's organizational technique to a new generation of thesaurus users. A helpful appendix produces lists of important terms grouped by their endings such as -cracy/-crat (government types), -ology/-ologist (field of scholarship), and more. Webster's New World(TM) Roget's A-Z Thesaurus gives writers what they really need -- more synonyms, with the broadest and most useful range of comparisons, examples, and related terms and ideas. It is the only college thesaurus to offer synonym discussion paragraphs and clearly distinguished example lists. Writers and speakers everywhere will find that when they have to say it better, Webster's New World(TM) Roget's A-Z Thesaurus, unique in concept and revolutionary in design, can help them say it best.

Author Notes

Charlton Laird was first Hilliard Distinguished Professor of the Humanities (University of Nevada, Reno) and holder of both earned and honorary doctoral degrees. He devoted a lifetime to writing and teaching, and his mastery and vast knowledge of language is reflected in the pages of Webster's New Roget's A-Z Thesaurus. The Editors of the Webster's New World Dictionaries are a team of professional lexicographers with advanced degrees in various scholarly fields. The editors familiarize themselves with the vocabulary in specific subject areas, collect materials on new developments and usage, and work with expert consultants to ensure that the content of our publications is as accurate and as up-to-date as possible.

Table of Contents

Staffp. vi
Forewordp. vii
Guide to the Use of the Thesaurusp. ix
Roget's Thematic Indexp. xv
Thesaurusp. 1
Supplementary Word Listsp. 883