Noun Anagram Definition and Examples







A word, phrase, or name formed by rearranging the letters of another, such as spar, formed from rasp.
  1. 'This was proved in a study where people were given anagrams of words to solve.'
  2. 'Meanwhile, I've been inundated with anagrams of the name Mick McCarthy, all of which are, quite frankly, rubbish - but thanks for trying.'
  3. 'The embedded words in the anagrams were cab, not, nod, run, dig, led, tip, tie, pet, and pit, respectively.'
  4. 'It could be argued that the visual appearance of the anagram does not affect the process of mentally rearranging the letters of the anagram.'
  5. 'Finally, Dominowski found that a single letter, regardless of its position in the solution word, did not facilitate solutions for 5-letter anagrams.'
  6. 'So you pretend to be absorbed in a book, or take an unnatural interest in the wine bottle label, which you have now read 36 times and even played anagrams with the word ‘Chianti’.'
  7. 'I say he's just trying to distract us from the fact that his last name is an anagram of ‘u blog’.'
  8. 'I love the way sometimes the letters of an anagram rearrange themselves in my head with no effort, whereas sometimes I have to write them out in a circle to work it out.'
  9. 'Lou Saverese (whose name is an anagram of save ears) emerges to the dim noise of pipes.'
  10. 'Also, anagrams forming high frequency words were solved more readily than anagrams forming low frequency words.'
((n.) 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.)


1. a word, phrase, or sentence formed from another by rearranging its letters: “Angel” is an anagram of “glean.”.

2. anagrams, (used with a singular verb) a game in which the players build words by transposing and, often, adding letters. verb (used with object), anagrammed, anagramming.

3. to form (the letters of a text) into a secret message by rearranging them.

4. to rearrange (the letters of a text) so as to discover a secret message.


"people can have anagrams."
"anagrams can be on bangers."
"times can have anagrams."
"powers can have anagrams."
"posts can have anagrams."
"people/places/organizations can have anagrams."
"names can have anagrams."
"lads can have anagrams."
"hats can have anagrams."
"anagrams can be into people/places/organizations."
"anagrams can be in years."
"anagrams can be for people/places/organizations."

Late 16th century: from French anagramme or modern Latin anagramma, from Greek ana- ‘back, anew’ + gramma ‘letter’.

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