anagrams

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n anagrams a game whose object is to form words from a group of randomly chosen letters
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Usage

In literature:

Colleville had a passion for reading the horoscopes of famous men in the anagram of their names.
"Bureaucracy" by Honore de Balzac
None of this anagrams had ever failed.
"The Lesser Bourgeoisie" by Honore de Balzac
He tells us at last, the name VOLTAIRE is a mere Anagram of AROUET L.
"History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. X. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--At Reinsberg--1736-1740" by Thomas Carlyle
There is another near relation of the anagrams and acrostics, which is commonly called a chronogram.
"Essays and Tales" by Joseph Addison
The books which formerly belonged to La Monnoie are now recognizable by the anagram of his name.
"Notes & Queries, No. 4, Saturday, November 24, 1849" by Various
Such eminence is the reward of having accepted discipline and made the mind a clear anagram of much experience.
"The Life of Reason" by George Santayana
Thy genius calls thee not to purchase fame In keen Iambics, but mild Anagram.
"English Satires" by Various
Kippis condemns Sir Symonds D'Ewes for his admiration of two anagrams, expressive of the feelings of the times.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. II (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
In the following sentence, the words printed in capitals are anagrams of the words that should occupy the same places, so as to make sense.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, October 1878, No. 12" by Various
He hid under various names, as Thoul, Thorec and Vyder, anagrams of Hulot, Hector and d'Ervy.
"Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z" by Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Fran├žois Christophe
It consists of short poems, and each one forms an acrostic, and commences with an anagram of the name.
"History of English Humour, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange
The puzzle is an Anagram Enigma, rather difficult, and meant for experienced puzzle-workers.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, January 1878, No. 3" by Various
And Johnny Drake asked her to play anagrams with him, in between trips to the nursery.
"Murder at Bridge" by Anne Austin
A subject was chosen, and each one of the party made an anagram, good, bad, or indifferent, out of the component letters.
"Notes and Queries, Number 188, June 4, 1853" by Various
These anagrams, therefore, were either satirical or complimentary.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
Sir HENRY WOOD suggested that the method of the anagram or palindrome yielded very happy results.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, April 1, 1914" by Various
Group games: anagrams, twenty questions, etc.
"Woman's Club Work and Programs" by Caroline French Benton
In each pan place a group of articles or pictures which will represent in anagram the filling of a pie.
"Suppers" by Paul Pierce
WIAT, for so he wrote his name, was a great wit; as, according to the taste of his day, his anagram fully maintained.
"Amenities of Literature" by Isaac Disraeli
The letters of each of the following anagrams may be transposed so as to spell the name of a well-known novel.
"St. Nicholas v. 13 No. 9 July 1886" by Various
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In news:

You identify the words from their anagrams .
I seem to recall that at the time somebody pointed out that this is an anagram of "monster hoax by Sir Peter S".
Instead of requiring attorneys to guess possible keywords from millions of documents, Anagram allows legal professionals to choose keywords from a pre-organized list containing every word in the document collection.
Zipper (The others can be anagrammed into the names of cities: Rome, Paris, Chester.).
Even if you don't know a rebus from an anagram or a double-entendre from a pun, you have no doubt noticed Frank W Lewis's cryptic crossword puzzle each week on the last page of the magazine.
What do Polish readers think of Richard Zimler's depiction of ghetto life in 'The Warsaw Anagrams'.
Six years ago, though, the music reached a frenetic standstill, a treadmill churn of jackknifing beats and bass riffs like endless anagrams of the same doom-blare notes.
Messages found in team anagrams.
AP Photo/Gerry BroomeTyler Zeller and the Tar Heels just need to have fun out there, according to their team anagram.
Before he knew it, he was up all night studying dictionaries, playing solo games against himself, and unscrambling anagrams for kicks.
You'll be given anagrams of the remaining four letters.
"Ars Magna ," which means "great art" in Latin, is an anagram of the word "anagrams".
Released in 1993 by Anagram Records.
On-air challenge: This week's puzzle is called "Anagram K-pers".
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