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Chiwi
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Sep 20, 2004

Hi All,

Can anybody please tell me if there is a good online Thesaurus available? I had an excellent one on my PC, but I have since changed to Windows XP and it is not compatible

Thanks.


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Adinant Adulyasat  Identity Verified
Thailand
Local time: 13:57
English to Thai
Thesaurus.com Sep 20, 2004

This one should help:

http://thesaurus.reference.com/


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Jeremy Smith  Identity Verified
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Visual thesaurus Sep 20, 2004

This is excellent: http://www.visualthesaurus.com/

I think you can only try it out now (used to free and unlimited). Worth a look though.


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GoodWords  Identity Verified
Mexico
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Three English thesauri Sep 20, 2004

1) MS Word Thesaurus. It's always there when you're working in Word, and it's so easy to follow chains of meaning from one word to the next; much more convenient than paging through a book. Even when I'm working in another program, I like to keep a Word window open just to have Word's thesaurus ready and available.

2) The One-Look Reverse Dictionary can be used as a thesaurus if you enter a single word (alternatively, you can also enter several words or a phrase). It returns many irrelevant words, but it is easy to scan the list for good hits. This resource seldom lets me down when the "tip-of-the-tongue" phenomenon hits.

3) Lexical FreeNet. Very versatile; not only synonyms but also chains of meaning, connected words and rhyming words.


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Barnaby Capel-Dunn  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:57
French to English
WordNet Sep 20, 2004

http://www.cogsci.princeton.edu/~wn/
This is an excellent FREE thesaurus (amongst other things) that can be used online or downloaded. I like it.

Best

Barnaby


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Michele Johnson  Identity Verified
Germany
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thesaurus.com Sep 20, 2004

klaassart wrote:
This one should help:
http://thesaurus.reference.com


Totally agree; this is my thesaurus of preference.

[Edited at 2004-09-20 16:35]


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Selcuk Akyuz  Identity Verified
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Chambers Sep 21, 2004

Chambers Thesaurus
http://www.chambersharrap.co.uk/chambers/chref/chref.py/main


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Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
Denmark
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Here's a brilliant hard copy!! Sep 21, 2004

I haven't the patience for all the flimmer on screen before we get to the point - and I do have broadband.

Collins Thesaurus - the ultimate wordfinder
Copyright Harper Collins 1995

Standard edition ISBN 0 00 470454-1
Thumb-indexed edition ISBN 0 00 470717-6

Synonyms, antonyms, quotations, proverbs, phrases, as it says on the front.

340,000 synonyms and antonyms
All areas covered (and labelled) from taboo to technical and LOTS in between.

Gives comprenhensive lists of words in some categories - cocktails, minerals, actors, games, chess pieces... insects, islands ...

lakes, lochs and loughs ... languages (2½ pages sorted by continent) ...

Just to take a few at random.
One of the best books I ever bought - it comes off the shelf many times each week.

The paperback weighs over 2kg and it's a great excuse to change position, relax your mouse-grip and avoid repetitive strain injury. Faster and much more fun than most on-line dictionaries.

Don't be fobbed off with anything smaller - I liked the Oxford Compact for a while, which is excellent as far as it goes, but it can't compete with the range of the big Collins.


[Edited at 2004-09-21 06:55]


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Chiwi
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Online Thesaurus Sep 28, 2004

Thanks to everybody. I'll try them all out and see which one(s) I like best.

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