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This page documents layout, formatting and the type of information included in Thesaurus entries. Those terms merit inclusion in Thesaurus that merit inclusion in Wiktionary.

Page layout[edit]

The page layout of Thesaurus entries is as follows, with most headings being optional:

{{ws header}}   

==Language (such as "English")==

===Part of Speech heading (such as "Noun")===

===={{ws sense|shortened definition of sense 1 of the term}}====









===See also===

===Further reading===

Sometimes needed: {{ws header|word}}.

Lists of terms[edit]

Under each section heading such as "Synonyms" or "Antonyms" there comes a list of terms.

An example markup of a list of terms, showing the beginning of a list, items of the list with terms and their definitions, and an end of the list:

{{ws beginlist}}
{{ws|aggravate}}    <!-- Definition omitted, as it is optional. -->
{{ws|badger|to pester, to annoy persistently}}
{{ws|bother|to annoy, to disturb}}
{{ws endlist}}

The current rendering of the above example markup:

The definitions given for the listed terms are optional.

A list marked up using ws templates as shown above is now rendered as a list. In the past, the option to render it as a table has been considered. Whether to render it as a list or as a table is a matter of changing the templates, or making their rendering customizable based on user preferences.


Templates that are used to format Thesaurus entries:

  • {{ws header|word}} – The page header, placed at the very top. It adds the category and a graphic header.
  • {{ws sense}} – The specification of a sense, placed within a heading of level 4.
  • {{ws beginlist}} – A beginning of a list of terms.
  • {{ws endlist}} – An end of a list of terms.
  • {{ws|term|definition}} – An item in a list of terms.
  • {{R:Roget 1911}} – To refer to MICRA's version of Roget's thesaurus as published in 1911, in the "External links" section
  • {{R:Moby II}} – To refer to Moby II thesaurus, in the "External links" section

The templates for beginning of a list, end of a list, and an item of a list currently format lists of terms as three-column bullet lists, with tooltips of items showing the optionally given definitions. Nevertheless, they can be modified to render a table or a plain comma-separated list of items. The templates make it easier to change the formatting of the entire project should we decide on a better color scheme or layout.

The template for items {{ws}} links to the Wiktionary entry and optionally to the Thesaurus entry for the word.