Roget's Thesaurus


Roget's Thesaurus
Ro|get's The|sau|rus
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(1852) the first English ↑thesaurus (=a book in which words and phrases are put into groups with other words and phrases that have similar meanings) written by Peter Mark Roget (1779-1869)

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  • Roget's Thesaurus — is a widely used English thesaurus, created by Dr. Peter Mark Roget (1779–1869) in 1805 and released to the public on 29 April, 1852. The original edition had 15,000 words, and each new edition has been larger. The Karpeles Manuscript Library… …   Wikipedia

  • Roget's Thesaurus — Roget’s Thesaurus [Rogets Thesaurus] (also infml Roget) a popular ↑reference book, originally written by Peter Mark Roget (1779–1869) and first published in 1852. Roget was a scientist and inventor who started work on the thesaurus when he… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Roget’s Thesaurus — (also infml Roget) a popular reference book, originally written by Peter Mark Roget (1779–1869) and first published in 1852. Roget was a scientist and inventor who started work on the thesaurus when he retired as Secretary of the Royal Society in …   Universalium

  • Thesaurus — A thesaurus is a book that contains synonyms and sometimes antonyms, in contrast to a dictionary, which contains definitions and pronunciations. The first example of this genre, Roget s Thesaurus , was compiled in 1805 by Peter Roget, and… …   Wikipedia

  • Thesaurus — Ein Thesaurus (altgriechisch θησαυρός thesaurós, „Schatz, Schatzhaus“, lat. dann thesaurus, daher auch Tresor) bzw. Wortnetz ist in der Dokumentationswissenschaft ein kontrolliertes Vokabular, dessen Begriffe durch Relationen miteinander… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Roget — Peter Mark Roget (* 18. Januar 1779 in London; † 12. September 1869 in West Malvern, Worcestershire) war ein englischer Arzt und Lexikograph. Roget s Thesaurus 1852 erschien sein Werk Roget s Thesaurus, das für die englische Sprache rasch… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Roget — in reference to the Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases published 1852 by English physician and philologist Peter Mark Roget (1779 1869) …   Etymology dictionary

  • thesaurus — (n.) 1823, treasury, storehouse, from L. thesaurus treasury, treasure, from Gk. thesauros a treasure, treasury, storehouse, chest, from root of tithenai to put, to place. The meaning encyclopedia filled with information is from 1840, but existed… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Roget — [rō zhā′] Peter Mark 1779 1869; Eng. writer & physician: compiler of a thesaurus …   English World dictionary

  • Roget, Peter Mark — born Jan. 18, 1779, London, Eng. died Sept. 12, 1869, West Malvern, Worcestershire English physician and philologist. In 1814 he invented a slide rule for calculating the roots and powers of numbers. He was instrumental in founding the University …   Universalium