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an·a·gram

 (ăn′ə-grăm′)
n.
1. A word or phrase formed by reordering the letters of another word or phrase, such as satin to stain.
2. anagrams(used with a sing. verb) A game in which players form words from a group of randomly picked letters.

[New Latin anagramma, from Greek anagrammatismos, from anagrammatizein, to rearrange letters in a word : ana-, from bottom to top; see ana- + gramma, grammat-, letter; see gerbh- in Indo-European roots.]

an′a·gram·mat′ic (-grə-măt′ĭk) adj.
an′a·gram·mat′i·cal·ly adv.
an′a·gram′ma·tize′ (-ə-tīz′) v.

anagram

(ˈænəˌɡræm)
n
a word or phrase the letters of which can be rearranged into another word or phrase
[C16: from New Latin anagramma, shortened from Greek anagrammatismos, from anagrammatizein to transpose letters, from ana- + gramma a letter]
anagrammatic, ˌanagramˈmatical adj
ˌanagramˈmatically adv

an•a•gram

(ˈæn əˌgræm)

n., v. -grammed, -gram•ming. n.
1. a word, phrase, or sentence formed from another by rearranging its letters: “Angel” is an anagram of “glean.”
2. anagrams, (used with a sing. v.) a game in which the players build words by transposing and, often, adding letters.
v.t.
3. to anagrammatize.
[1580–90; probably < Middle French anagramme < New Latin anagramma]
an`a•gram•mat′ic (-grəˈmæt ɪk) an`a•gram•mat′i•cal, adj.
an`a•gram•mat′i•cal•ly, adv.

anagram

1. a word or phrase composed by rearranging the letters in another word or phrase.
2. a game based upon this activity.
See also: Games
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anagram - a word or phrase spelled by rearranging the letters of another word or phraseanagram - a word or phrase spelled by rearranging the letters of another word or phrase
word - a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning"
antigram - an anagram that means the opposite of the original word or phrase; "`restful' is the antigram of `fluster'"
Verb1.anagram - read letters out of order to discover a hidden meaning
read - interpret something that is written or printed; "read the advertisement"; "Have you read Salman Rushdie?"
Translations
anagram
анаграма
anagrama
anagrampřesmyčka
anagram
anagramo
אנגרמה
anagram
anagramma
anagramma
アナグラム
anagram
anagram

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[ˈænəgræm] Nanagrama m

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[ˈænəgræm] nanagramme f

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nAnagramm nt

anagram

[ˈænəgræm] nanagramma m
References in classic literature ?
Colleville had a passion for reading the horoscopes of famous men in the anagram of their names.
Astrophel' is a fanciful half-Greek anagram for the poet's own name, and Stella (Star) designates Lady Penelope Devereux, who at about this time married Lord Rich.
When this method fails, they have two others more effectual, which the learned among them call acrostics and anagrams.
One might almost sympathize with Sarah Helen Whitman, who, confessing to a half faith in the old superstition of the significance of anagrams, found, in the transposed letters of Edgar Poe's name, the words "a God-peer.
AN anagram is a word, phrase or name formed by rearranging the letters of another, such as spar, formed from rasp.
An anagram rearranges all letters of a name, place or phrase to make a new phrase.
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19 20 17 24 14 10 22 17 13 13 15 11 16 21 13 18 8 13 4 18 14 13 7 14 15 14 22 ANAGRAM CROSSWORD These clues are all anagrams of the answers you need to fit into the grid, so you have some unscrambling to do before you start fitting them in.
Walking anagram Divock Origi (Belgian for 'the original div') is expected to arrive in January instead of the summer.
15 11 17 5 11 13 28 14 21 12 8 17 9 10 17 18 21 9 14 17 7 3 17 13 12 8 14 7 14 23 ANAGRAM CROSSWORD These clues are all anagrams of the answers you need to fit into the grid, so you have some unscrambling to do before you start fitting them in.
It was quickly realised that this was an anagram, a way of hiding the real message by rearranging the letters in the sentence.
Wording doesn't add anything new to this, so when you solve an anagram you get points instead of appreciation from real people after showing your prowess with words.