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anagram


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Anagram  \An"a*gram\,  v.  t. 
  To  anagrammatize. 
 
  Some  of  these  anagramed  his  name  Benlowes  into 
  Benevolus  --Warburton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Anagram  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  anagram 
  n  :  a  word  or  phrase  spelled  by  rearranging  the  letters  of 
  another  word  or  phrase 
  v  :  read  letters  out  of  order  to  discover  a  hidden  meaning  [syn: 
  {anagrammatize}] 




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