Free Dictionary / Thesaurus
As part of our on-going programme of endeavouring to help our readers understand the English language, we are happy to send a free Dictionary/Thesaurus to any that send material for publication in Gospel News. The Dictionary has clear definitions of over 40,000 words and the Thesaurus 100,000 synonyms (words that mean the same, sometimes giving a deeper meaning) - listed in word groups of synonyms and related concepts. From: Christadelphian Advancement Trust, 49 The Woodfields, South Croydon, Surrey CR2 OHJ, England.
NOTES TO EXPLAIN A LITTLE ABOUT THE THESAURUS WHICH IS AFTER THE DICTIONARY
The dictionary explains simply what a word means.
The Thesaurus provides each word with a list of words which have a similar meaning but NOT necessarily the same meaning. In English, one word can have several meanings or even a lot of meanings. Words with similar meanings have a comma (,) between them and words with different meanings have a semicolon (;) between them.
Some words in the Thesaurus have many different meanings and have a small figure 1 or 2 which will indicate this. An example is the word ‘firm; firm’ is an adjective (describing word) and the many words with similar meanings are in 4 groups; firm (small 2) is a noun meaning a company or business.
If you are not sure about the meaning of a word, you may be able to check it in the Dictionary. We hope that you will find the book, and this note, useful.