Word Finder


Anagrammer will find any entries in the lexicon that are anagrams of the whole word entered. Compound words and common phrases will be returned if "Include compounds" is checked, but other multiple word anagrams will not be:

'Batsmen' would find 'bestMan' but not 'StabMen', since it is not a common phrase.

You may enter more than one word (run together as a single word) to get anagrams of the combination:

'StabMen' would return 'batsmen' and (if "Include compounds" is checked) 'bestMan'.

Anagrammer Minus One

Anagrammer Minus One removes one letter at a time from the word entered and finds anagrams of the remainder of the word. Try it; you'll see what it does.

Anagrammer Plus One

Anagrammer Plus One adds each letter of the alphabet to the word entered and finds anagrams of the combination.

WordFinder Software

Shell Scripting Recipes The software that drives the WordFinder is a collection of Unix shell scripts. Most of these scripts are available in my book, Shell Scripting Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach (Apress, May 2005). You can run these scripts on any version of Unix, including Linux, Solaris, and the various BSD implementations. They have not been tested on Mac OS/X, but they should work there, too. (If you try them, please let me know how they run.)