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.


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An"a*gram, v. t.

To anagrammatize.

Some of these anagramed his name, Benlowes, into Benevolus. Warburton.


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