Meaning of anagram

an•a•gram

Pronunciation: (an'u-gram"), [key]
— n., v., -grammed, -gram•ming.
—n.
  1. a word, phrase, or sentence formed from another by rearranging its letters: “Angel” is an anagram of “glean.”
  2. anagrams, a game in which the players build words by transposing and, often, adding letters.
—v.t.
  1. to form (the letters of a text) into a secret message by rearranging them.
  2. to rearrange (the letters of a text) so as to discover a secret message.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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