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What is An Anagram?

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What is an Anagram? The American Heritage dictionary defines an anagram word or phrase formed by reordering the letters of a word or phrase such as satin to stain

The dictionary, to be sure, answers the question...but Anagrams are way more fun than this! Anagrams games and puzzles are a blast!

A) For example, you can change

  • A seminar into a group of soldiers at sea
  • A senator into an act of betrayal

B) Can you think of

  • 4 letters that can spell both a bird and a predatory mammal?
  • 5 letters that spell both a quality piece of meat and a boot with a blade?

If you’re catching on to the idea of anagrams, you’ll be able to guess the answers:
A) seminar/marines, senator/treason
B) fowl/wolf, and steak/skate

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Sometimes it is possible to form an anagram that is related to the original word or phrase. Here’s a clever example from the Encarta dictionary definition of an anagram:        

Astronomers is an anagram of no more stars.

Once you know what an anagram is, you are ready to dive into the fun world of solving anagrams. Anagram word games range from very simple to extremely difficult. Most of the anagram puzzles here at www.word-game-world.com are somewhere in the middle.

Now that you know what is an anagram, try these Anagram Puzzles!


Here are a few of the anagram pages on our site:

Check out some of our favorite anagram examples. We've even included some from the Middle Ages!

Celebrity Anagrams: See if you can rearrange the letters to spell the name of a current celebrity you might see on stage or in a movie. One of our easier pages.

International Anagram: For those of you with an world-wide interest, we have a challenging list of countries and capitals for you to unscramble. One of our most difficult pages.

Dynamites: Try to anagram our 9-letter words. This is a unique kind of word anagram you won't find anywhere else. 

More Word Games

If you like anagrams, chances are you'll also enjoy some of these free word scramble games:

Picnic Word Scramble - If you correctly solve each word on the list, you'll uncover two more picnic essentials. Different, and fun! Great for family reunions and other summertime gatherings.

Delicious Dessert Word Scramble: Try this dessert scramble. Get comfortable and grab your favorite beverage and dessert and enjoy.

Spice It Up: A list of 20 spices and seasonings to untangle. Fun to do at the office or even at a bridal shower. How many can you solve without looking in your cupboard?

1980's Movie Word Scramble Puzzle: Are you a 80's Movie Buff? Well go ahead and get your Big Hair Wig out of the closet and try this one. See how many of these popular 1980's movies you can remember and unscramble!

1990's Movie Word Scramble Puzzle: Here's more movie entertainment fun. Will the newer movies be easier for you to solve? Try this list and find out!

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