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dictionary (DIK shuh ner" ee) (noun)
A book containing the alphabetical listing of words used in a language, providing definitions, pronunciations, etc.: She received a new English dictionary when she graduated from high school.
glossary (GLAH suh ree, GLOS uh ree) (noun)
A collection of specialized words and their meanings: There was a glossary at the end of the book to help the reader understand the text.
lexicon (LEK si kahn", LEK si kon") (noun)
Another term for "dictionary" which includes any book typically containing all the morphemes (smallest meaningful parts) of a language: The scholar sought a lexicon in the library to assist her in writing her thesis on the Gaelic language.
thesaurus (thi SAUR uhs, thi SOR uhs) (noun)
A book containing a store of words; especially, of synonyms and antonyms arranged in categories: Linda and Greg found out that there was more than one kind of thesaurus available to find logical structures and word associations.

While Jill was looking up synonyms in the thesaurus, she also consulted a new dictionary which was helpful in that it had a special glossary of specialized words which she had not seen when she reviewed the old lexicon that her friend had given to her.

thesaurus (s); thesauri, thesauruses (pl) (nouns)
1. A book that lists words related to each other in meaning, usually giving synonyms and antonyms.
2. A dictionary of words relating to a particular subject.
3. A place in which valuable things are stored.
4. Etymology: from 1823, "treasury, storehouse"; from Latin thesaurus "treasury, treasure"; from Greek thesauros, "a treasure, treasury, storehouse, chest"; from root of tithenai "to put, to place".

The meaning "encyclopedia filled with information" is from 1840, but it existed earlier as thesaurarie (1592), used as a title by early dictionary compilers. The meaning, "collection of words arranged according to sense" is first attested 1852 in Roget's title. Thesaur is attested in Middle English with the meaning, "treasure" (about 15th century-16th century).

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Thesaurus: An ancient reptile with an excellent vocabulary.
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Ubi est thesaurus tuus, ibi est et cor tuum.
Where your treasure is, there is your heart also. [Vulgate, Matthew 6:21].
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What do you call a dinosaur with a significantly large vocabulary? A thesaurus.
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An ancient reptile that has an extensive vocabulary.
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Roget's II The New Thesaurus
By the editors of The American Heritage Dictionary; Houghton Mifflin Company; Boston, Massachusetts; 1980.
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