A*cros"tic (#) (#), n. [Gr. ; extreme + order, line, verse.]


A composition, usually in verse, in which the first or the last letters of the lines, or certain other letters, taken in order, form a name, word, phrase, or motto.


A Hebrew poem in which the lines or stanzas begin with the letters of the alphabet in regular order (as Psalm cxix.). See Abecedarian.

Double acrostic, a species of enigma<-- crossword puzzle -->, in which words are to be guessed whose initial and final letters form other words.


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A*cros"tic (#), A*cros"ti*al (#), n.

Pertaining to, or characterized by, acrostics.


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