Best Thesaurus?

Old Dec 12th, 2001, 08:34 AM
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Best Thesaurus?

A friend asked for a thesaurus for Christmas and I want to get her the very best one I can. Any suggestions?

(Yes, I know this isn't a travel-related question, but Fodorites can be so knowledgable and helpful. And I'm going to TRAVEL to a bookstore to buy it, so there.)
Old Dec 12th, 2001, 08:35 AM
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How come there's not another word for "thesaurus?"
Old Dec 12th, 2001, 08:47 AM
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Roget's is the famous one, but make sure you get the one that's in a dictionary format. I forget exactly how the other format works, but I remember it being a pain in the neck trying to look up a word.

Old Dec 12th, 2001, 09:31 AM
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Roget's International (in hard cover) is the best one. It used to be published by Crowell, but the company my have changed hands.

(I'm only answering because you worked so hard -- and failed so brilliantly -- at making this sound like a travel question.)
Old Dec 12th, 2001, 10:11 AM
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Actually I have a Roget's hardcover sitting here next to me and it disappoints me at times.
It's certainly a good thesaurus, but I've run across thesauri with better depth at Barnes and Noble. I can't recall specific publishers, though...sorry.
BUT: if it's for college or everyday use, Roget's will do just fine.
(I'm a writer so I'm more demanding than most, I suppose).

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