This is the main project page of Wikisaurus, a Wiktionary subproject and a wiki namespace aiming at creating a thesaurus, a dictionary of
Please contribute your own Wikisaurus entries, or add to the existing Wikisaurus entries.
The purpose of Wikisaurus is to serve the role of an electronic thesaurus—a dictionary of synonyms, near-synonyms and antonyms, and near-antonyms, but also of other semantically related terms such as hyponyms, hypernyms, meronyms, holonyms.
The purpose of such a thesaurus in general is mainly to help anyone who writes for living or fun—writers, managers, contributors to wikis, bloggers, and writers of love letters—to find words they don't recall or even know when they recall words that are semantically related to the sought word. In general, anyone to whom the choice of words matters can benefit from a thesaurus, especially one linked to a dictionary providing the definitions.
Added value of Wikisaurus is its Wiktionary integration—it links to and is linked from Wiktionary.