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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
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анаграма
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אנגרמה
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アナグラム
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