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Meaning of ANAGRAM

Pronunciation:  'anu`gram

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a word or phrase spelled by rearranging the letters of another word or phrase
  2. [v]  read letters out of order to discover a hidden meaning

ANAGRAM is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: anagrammatise, anagrammatize
 See Also: antigram, read, word



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \An"a*gram\, n. [F. anagramme, LL. anagramma, fr. Gr. ?
    back, again + ? to write. See {Graphic}.]
    Literally, the letters of a word read backwards, but in its
    usual wider sense, the change or one word or phrase into
    another by the transposition of its letters. Thus Galenus
    becomes angelus; William Noy (attorney-general to Charles I.,
    and a laborious man) may be turned into I moyl in law.
  2. \An"a*gram\, v. t.
    To anagrammatize.
          Some of these anagramed his name, Benlowes, into
          Benevolus.                               --Warburton.
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