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Dictionaries & Thesauruses
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    Merriam Webster; 11 edition (September 1, 2003)
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1 book - includes 1,664 pages. Also includes more than 700 illustrations and more than 10,000 new words and meanings!

"Gain access to word information in print and electronic formats. Attractive slipcase houses: fully revised Merriam-Websters Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition, Merriam-Websters Collegiate Thesaurus, and Merriam-Websters Collegiate Dictionary & Thesaurus, Electronic Edition. CD-ROM is Win/Mac compatible."\

This thesaurus, unlike some of the other thesauri available for Kindle, is fully searchable. The search feature works in much the same way as the default dictionary, and I think it's well worth the reasonable price.

The entries are comprehensive with many Synonyms and Related Words provided, as well as Antonyms and Near Antonyms.

I won't compare this thesaurus to other thesauri in print version, but I will say that it's the best thesaurus for Kindle at the time of writing this review. Roget's Super Thesaurus (Kindle Edition), for example, has excellent entries with long lists of synonyms, however it is not searchable and the format appears somewhat cluttered when viewed on the Kindle.

After reading through various user reviews and testing sample content, I finally had narrowed down my choice to either Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Thesaurus or WordNet 3 (largest English dictionary and thesaurus). However by comparing the sample content my decision quickly became obvious. WordNet 3 is also searchable and has the added advantage of making all Synonyms links to their main entries. However, it has very lack-lustre lists of Synonyms, and according to some of the other reader reviews, relatively common words missing entirely.

At any rate I am pleased with this thesaurus and would happily recommend to anybody who is looking for a thesaurus on their Kindle.
Happily, content link has been implemented in this thesaurus and works in e-book form. A reference document is particularly disappointing in electronic format when a proper search function is neglected by the publisher. Someone (a copy editor) must build the hyper-links inside the digital media. Most publishers cheat and skip that part because it requires some work (and expense) above and beyond dumping the native digital format to .mobi (kindle) format.

Most of the other (thesauri?) that I downloaded, tried and then returned did NOT perform a useful search for a word. Almost all claim to be searchable because the functionality of the kindle allows it to build an index based on a user input word or phrase. But that is the difference between an index (all occurrences of the word) and a table of contents (a specific location for the topic). The index approach used by almost all others can be overwhelming, sometimes dozens of occurrences of a word - without any indication of which entry is the 'location' for the expected list of synonyms.

Curiously, 'parts of speech' such as: 'noun', 'verb', 'adjective', DO result in an index compilation, even in this volume. Virtually anything else will take you directly to the digital 'location' containing the synonyms, example uses, etc. A search for the word "comprehend", for example, yielded 32 synonyms and ~⅔ 'page' (8.9" kindle fire HDX, small font) of definition; adjectives and noun forms of the word each have their own separate page. I'm not a writer (Engineer... vocabulary challenged) so I can not comment reliably on the comprehensiveness of this thesaurus compared to others, but this e-book's ability to do contents SEARCH rather than INDEX seems to me to be essential - and so I recommend it! It seems to cost more than the rest; part of that is the cost of the copy editor's good work, and worth it!
Comprehensive thesaurus with lots of synonyms, antonyms, and examples for the different uses of a single word and its different meanings. Fully searchable Kindle edition. You can find the exact word you are looking for, right from the search engine. Searches take a little longer than with the built-in dictionaries, but the content is much more complete.
I really enjoy having the "old school" hardcover reference books on the shelf. I keep this as a back-up just in case I am not near a device with internet access to look up a word. Or, you can keep this book on hand just in case someone wants to use a reference by book only. Print size is decent and the book has the most up-to-date verbiage.
I use this together with Laurence Urdang and Nancy Laroche's "Synonym Finder," and keep versions on my kindle and laptop.

The other work provides more synonyms in most cases, and you scroll down through various contexts in which the researched word turns up.

This thesaurus is great, though, for having as well, headings for: synonyms, near antonyms, related words.

As well, each entry gives the part of speech for the word, and a reference to a labelled context. For example, the word "gossip" (n) will give a list of synonyms and related words and refer us to "chat" and "rumour".

It's a little different from Roget's, using which one can, as well, trace for the meaning of a word "on the tip of your tongue" via very general categories and concepts of the meaning. But frankly, I've always found that method a little cumbersome anyway. In a digital format, it's far more convenient just to search for various words.
Light out of Fildon
It said this book was searchable but I couldn't figure out how to do it. If you want to literally page through 100s of pages to find your word it would be alright. It's much easier to use an online thesaurus where I can type in a word and find alternatives. This would be great as a physical book but as an ebook it sucks.
I find myself resorting to Google because most of what I'm looking for isn't in this thesaurus. Far too much space is given to definitions, that's what the dictionary is for. I regret buying this as it's just not very useful for me.
The words in the book are moderately extensive and serve my purpose pretty nicely! However, when it comes to reference material, a mandatory requirement for me is the ability to get from point A to point Z in as little time as possible! In order to find a word, you have to use the scroll bar at the bottom of the Kindle Fire, which in itself is a blatant hit-or-miss! Books that lack this feature are totally useless in the e-book world. Some reviews claim to have the quick-search feature on their Kindle devices and would like to know HOW??? You can't quick search on Merriam-Webster using the Fire or the Fire HD!!! If this e-book had quick-search, I would give it a 4 1/2!