The Penguin Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form

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Since its first publication in 1958, The New American Roget's College Thesaurus has reached more than fifteen million copies in print. Now, as The Penguin Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form, it has been totally revised, reset, and modernized in both form and content—for the first time ever. Its more than 1,500 new entries will keep users thoroughly up to date with today's expanding language, current colloquialisms, and slang expressions. It contains many more listings under a variety of entries, a listing of antonyms throughout, and the addition of categorized quotations. This larger format edition—with an improved cross-referencing system and an increased quantity of double-column material—is easier to use than ever before and remains the essential resource for students and writers of every stripe.

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Despite a change in title, this is the new edition of The New American Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form, a standard reference work that first appeared in 1958. This modernized edition adds many new colloquial and slang expressions for a total of 1500 new entries and includes phrases and quotations to cue meaning and usage. Collecting words and their synonyms, antonyms, and related words and arranging them by sense dates from the publication of Peter Mark Roget's thesaurus in 1852. While most subsequent attempts to create such reference works have Roget's name in their titles, they have different provenances and arrangements. In this volume, Morehead a lexicographer and son of the previous edition's editor uses a dictionary arrangement, placing both categories and individual words into one alphabet. This makes the initial lookup quick, but one must rely totally on cross references within the entries if the first search fails. A more felicitous system is found in Roget's International Thesaurus (HarperCollins, 2001. 6th ed.), which arranges the entries by subject classification (based on Roget's categories) and provides a wonderfully comprehensive alphabetical index, thereby offering quick alpha access while allowing for systematic browsing. Nevertheless, the Penguin Roget's is a carefully constructed, comprehensive, up-to-date reference with well-designed entries and copious cross references. It will prove useful in all kinds and sizes of libraries as well as for individuals. Paul D'Alessandro, Portland P.L., ME
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