from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or forming an anagram.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Pertaining to, containing, or making, an anagram.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Being or relating to an anagram.

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

  • adjective related to anagrams or containing or making an anagram


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  • I've given you the password to my heart in all its anagrammatic permutations; but you seem to insist this is nothing but a start; so herewith, at last comes the story of my first puppy—


  • There is also an anagrammatic name which is nearly equivalent to "That Which Is" in Biblical Hebrew, but since The Way of Liberation cannot be named, I shall refrain from attempting to do so.

    Blind Faith?

  • The sound-streaming tribute of his poetry is its anagrammatic churning of caverns/

    Sounding Romantic: The Sound of Sound

  • The Chronicles of Narnia: Once you decode the whole book based on the anagrammatic and letter-replacement based cipher Lewis employed (hint: "Aslan" decodes to "Jesus") it becomes clear that these books were actually used to sell British state secrets to the Soviets during the cold-war era.

    Jilly Gagnon: The Moral of the Story Is...

  • He suggests that we might begin to imagine language itself as a kind of “multiverse” of such repertoires, each one occupying its own anagrammatic, cosmological world of expression, but completely isolated from some other proximate, alternate reality, whose alphabetic repertoire differs perhaps by only one letter — and thus, despite the efforts of great poets, a thought in one such universe may never find itself expressed in the letters of the other.

    Quick Review 06 (Even More Anagrams from Canada) : Christian Bök : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

  • Even then it was anonymous to those who were not in the secret of the anagrammatic character of its title; and the preface and dedication are so worded as, in case of necessity, to give the printer a fair chance of falling back on the excuse that the work was intended for a mere


  • For now, though, the biggest beefs come from Hispanic groups and some Native Americans who complain that their people go unrepresented, and some affiliates — which didn't seem to mind the obscenely gruesome Holocaust pictures or the scene where a machine gun blows off a soldier's head — had a problem with the four uses of cusswords, one of which is alluded to in the anagrammatic title of episode five, "FUBAR."

    War and Remembrance

  • The trouble with Who's freshly-minted anagrammatic "sister" serial Torchwood Sun, 10pm, BBC3; Wed, 9pm, BBC2 is that it's not really clear who it's aimed at.

    For the Geeks Only

  • Throughout Hazlitt's consideration of the politics of periodical criticism, metaphors of taste operate both gastronomically and in terms of a decorum that is both literary and political -- a crossing which can be read most succinctly in the anagrammatic construction of "taste" as "state."

    Periodical Indigestion

  • The prominence of fishermen in the gospel narratives would in itself have been enough to bring this about, but it also happened that the Greek word for fish, [Greek: ICHTHUS], had an anagrammatic significance which the devout were not slow to perceive.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Part 1, Slice 1


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