from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A word, phrase, verse, or sentence that reads the same backward or forward. For example: A man, a plan, a canal, Panama!
- n. A segment of double-stranded DNA in which the nucleotide sequence of one strand reads in reverse order to that of the complementary strand.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A word, phrase, number or any other sequence of units which has the property of reading the same forwards as it does backwards, character for character, sometimes disregarding punctuation, capitalization and diacritics.
- n. A poetic form in which the sequence of words reads the same in either direction.
- n. A stretch of DNA in which the sequence of nucleotides on one strand are in the reverse order to that of the complementary strand
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A word, verse, or sentence, that is the same when read backward or forward
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A word, verse, or sentence that reads the same either from left to right or from right to left. The English language has few palindromes. Examples are—“Madam, I'm Adam” (supposed speech of Adam to Eve); “lewd did I live & evil I did dwel” (John Taylor).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a word or phrase that reads the same backward as forward
I can only liken this to one of Bob Dylans songs – written completely as a palindrome … or more recently Weird Als song also in palindrome entitled Bob.
According to Wikipedia, a palindrome is “a word, phrase, number or other sequence of units that has the property of reading the same in either direction.”
Just reading a palindrome is a pretty good mental workout.
For the hook and the boot and the pink thing I am willing to offer a 10,000 word palindrome that is also an anagram for the first 10,000 words of the KJV Old Testament and also encodes a non-trivial portion of the genome of a healthy member of the mammal or fish species of your choice while still making at least three 3 pithy and trenchant observations about whatever it was
And I thought my “I found a 1200 word palindrome to get out of a Music Theory final in grad school” was good …
* A palindrome is a word, phrase or car repair manual which reads the same backwards and forwards.
And I thought my "I found a 1200 word palindrome to get out of a Music Theory final in grad school" was good...
A palindrome is a word or a number or even a song that's the same backwards and forwards.
Martin's dexterity with words hit a peak in 2009, when he created a 224-word palindrome poem called Dammit I'm Mad.
A palindrome is a word, phrase, or sentence that reads the same in both directions.