Word of the Day Archive
Thursday October 11, 2007
palindrome \PAL-in-drohm\ , noun:
A word, phrase, sentence, or verse that reads the same backward or forward.
Madam, I'm Adam. (Adam's first words to Eve?)
A man, a plan, a canal -- Panama! (The history of the Panama Canal in brief.)
Able was I ere I saw Elba. (Napoleon's lament.)
Palindrome comes from Greek palindromos, literally "running back (again)," from palin, "back, again" + dromos, "running."