Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To make an anagram of.

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  • v. Alternative spelling of anagrammatise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To transpose, as the letters of a word, so as to form an anagram.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To transpose, as the letters of a word, so as to form an anagram.
  • To make anagrams. Also spelled anagrammatise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. read letters out of order to discover a hidden meaning

Etymologies

Late Greek anagrammatizein, to rearrange letters in a word; see anagram.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • John Kidd is to be commended generally, and specifically for forbearing to anagrammatize Gabler's name as Gartle.

    'The Scandal of Ulysses': An Exchange

  • Why don't you anagrammatize, or whatever you call it,

    Bureaucracy

  • If I were named 'Charles X., par la grace de Dieu roi de France et de Navarre,' I should tremble in my shoes at the fate those letters anagrammatize. "

    Bureaucracy

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