The New Zealand Integrated School Dictionary & Thesaurus (2008)


This large and comprehensive 731-page combined dictionary and thesaurus is compiled in a useful way with both dictionary and thesaurus entries on one page - dictionary definitions and parts of speech at the top half, and thesaurus synonyms and parts of speech at the bottom.

Word origins are given for dictionary headwords where indicated (e.g. manchester). Manaia is defined and given a part of speech or word class, and we see that mana has at least seven similar meanings: authority, control, honour, influence, integrity, power, and prestige.

On the same page, we find that the noun mania has 2 senses, each with several synonyms : 1 dementia, derangement, insanity, lunacy, madness, mental illness. 2 craze, enthusiasm, fad, obsession, passion. We also find that the term manicure comes from the Latin: manus (hand) and cura (care).