What is the difference between a dictionary and a thesaurus?
Difference Between a Dictionary and a Thesaurus
A dictionary gives the meaning of a word. A thesaurus tells you the word in different ways but has the same meaning of the word you want. for example, if you look up sad in a thesaurus, it would probably say: SAD: UPSET, TEARFUL, DREADED, etc. okay
Describe how a thesaurus differs from a dictionary and state when you should use a thesaurus instead of a dictionary?
The Dictionary is used to find the definition and pronunciation of a word. The Thesaurus is used, most often, to find synonyms (different words that mean something similar) of a word. Most dictionaries contain an abbreviated thesaurus as well as the definition(s) of a word. Many thesaurus' also contain antonyms (words meaning the opposite of the original word) in addition to the synonyms.