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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.
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Noun1.anagrams - a game whose object is to form words from a group of randomly chosen lettersanagrams - a game whose object is to form words from a group of randomly chosen letters
word game - any game involving the formation or alteration or discovery of words
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"When this method fails, they have two others more effectual, which the learned among them call acrostics and anagrams. First, they can decipher all initial letters into political meanings.
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." His mind, she says, was indeed a "Haunted Palace," echoing to the footfalls of angels and demons.
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.
Perhaps in future I may use anagrams when sending messages to friends, so watch out if you get an email from Dominicks Lemons, Fuddled Shire, Whiskey Resort, which is, of course, Denis Kilcommons, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.
The clues are not only anagrams of the answers but also their definitions or hints.
Phoenix, AZ, April 25, 2017 --(PR.com)-- While many believe anagrams to be just a word game, through the ages, anagrams have been a tool of linguists, mystics, and literary and historic scholars.
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.
Rearrange the letters in his name and you get "U R Sidelined, Trag" and that tells you one thing - I am useless at anagrams.
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.
Indian game developer Wah Wah games has launched a game called "Wording" which requires you to solve anagrams.
Rearrange the words on the shooting stars to create eight space-related anagrams that match the given clues.