Definition of anagram noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈænəɡræm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈænəɡræm//
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a word or phrase that is made by arranging the letters of another word or phrase in a different order An anagram of ‘Elvis’ is ‘lives’. Word Originlate 16th cent.: from French anagramme or modern Latin anagramma, from Greek ana- ‘back, anew’ + gramma ‘letter’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: anagram