A Yen for Synonyms
Wall Street Journal - USA
It is better to consult a reference work, such as the Oxford English Dictionary, that gives examples of how a word is used in a sentence. ...
Is there another word for any word you know -- a more impressive, more apt or more elegant word that means the same thing? A thesaurus is built on the principle that there is indeed.
- Having the same or a similar meaning: synonymous words.
- Equivalent in connotation: “a widespread impression that . . . Hollywood was synonymous with immorality” (Doris Kearns Goodwin).
[From Medieval Latin synōnymus, from Greek sunōnumos : sun-, syn- + onoma, onuma, name.]