acrostic definition

  • noun:
    • A poem or a number of lines for which particular letters, often the first in each line, form a name, motto, or message whenever read in sequence.
    • See word square.
    • A poem or other text which particular letters, often the first in each range, show a name or message.
    • a certain types of word puzzle: its solutions form an anagram of a quotation, and their initials usually form its author.
    • A composition, usually in verse, in which the first or even the last letters of this lines, or specific various other letters, used purchase, form a name, word, expression, or motto.
    • A Hebrew poem in which the outlines or stanzas start with the letters associated with alphabet in regular order (as Psalm cxix.). See Abecedarian.
    • with respect to, or described as, acrostics.
    • A composition in verse, where the very first, or even the first and last, or particular other letters associated with the lines, consumed order, form a name, subject, motto, the order for the alphabet, etc.
    • A Hebrew poem in which the initial letters regarding the lines or stanzas were designed to run-over the letters of alphabet within their order. Twelve associated with Psalms tend to be of the personality, that Psalm exix. is the best example.
    • verse in which particular letters like the first in each line form a word or message
    • a puzzle where you fill a square grid with words reading the same down as across
  • others:
    • Pertaining to, for the nature of, or containing an acrostic: as, acrostic passages.
    • Crossed; folded across; crossing.

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