anagram


anagram
an|a|gram [ˈænəgræm] n
[Date: 1500-1600; : French; Origin: anagramme, from Greek anagrammatismos, from ana- ( ANACHRONISM) + gramma 'letter']
a word or phrase that is made by changing the order of the letters in another word or phrase
'Silent' is an anagram of 'listen'.

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  • Anagram — An a*gram ([a^]n [.a]*gr[a^]m), n. [F. anagramme, LL. anagramma, fr. Gr. ana back, again + gra fein to write. See {Graphic}.] Literally, the letters of a word read backwards, but in its usual wider sense, the change of one word or phrase into… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anagram — An a*gram, v. t. To anagrammatize. [1913 Webster] Some of these anagramed his name, Benlowes, into Benevolus. Warburton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anàgram — m riječ dobivena premještanjem slova ili slogova; premetaljka [mogila – gomila] ✧ {{001f}}nlat …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • anagram — (n.) transposition of letters in a word so as to form another, 1580s, from Fr. anagramme or Mod.L. anagramma (16c.), both from Gk. anagrammatizein transpose letters, from ana up, back (see ANA (Cf. ana )) + gramma (gen. grammatos) letter (see… …   Etymology dictionary

  • anagram — anàgram m DEFINICIJA riječ dobivena premještanjem slova ili slogova [mogila gomila]; premetaljka ETIMOLOGIJA nlat. anagramma ≃ ana + gram …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • anagram — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mnż I, D. u, Mc. anagrammie {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} wyraz lub połączenie wyrazów stanowiące efekt przestawienia liter, sylab itp. innego wyrazu lub połączenia wyrazów, np. pralka – kapral <gr.> {{/stl 7}} …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • anagram — ► NOUN ▪ a word or phrase formed by rearranging the letters of another. ORIGIN from Greek ana back, anew + gramma letter …   English terms dictionary

  • anagram — [an′ə gram΄] n. [Fr anagramme < Gr ana , back + gramma, letter (see GRAM1), modeled on Gr anagrammatizein, to write the letters of a name backwards] 1. a word or phrase made from another by rearranging its letters (Ex.: now → won, dread →… …   English World dictionary

  • Anagram — An anagram (Greek anagramma letters written anew , passive participle of ana again + gramma letter ) is a type of word play, the result of rearranging the letters of a word or phrase to produce a new word or phrase, using all the original letters …   Wikipedia

  • anagram — UK [ˈænəˌɡræm] / US noun [countable] Word forms anagram : singular anagram plural anagrams a word or phrase that you can make from another word or phrase by putting the letters in a different order. For example mean is an anagram of name …   English dictionary

  • anagram — [[t]æ̱nəgræm[/t]] anagrams N COUNT An anagram is a word or phrase formed by changing the order of the letters in another word or phrase. For example, triangle is an anagram of integral …   English dictionary


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