Palindromes: Words that are the Same Backwards and Forward

A palindrome is a word, number, phrase, or other sequence of characters which reads the same backward as forward, such as madam or racecar or the number 10801. — Wikipedia

Palindromes remain the same when you read or write them from front to back and from back to front. They will still be the same words, same letters and same meaning.

Palindromes
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Let’s take for instance, if you read or write the word “pop” from the first p to the last p, it is the same as when when you read or write it backwards i.e. from the last p back to the first p. The word remains “pop.” That’s a palindrome.

Palindromes: Words that are the Same Backwards and Forward

Below are examples of palindromes

Single word palindromes

  • Bib
  • Deed
  • Gig
  • Gag
  • Racecar
  • Madam
  • Level
  • Madam
  • Mom
  • Noon
  • Civic
  • Tenet
  • Pop
  • Pip
  • Refer
  • Radar
  • Rotor
  • Detartrated

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Multiple words palindromes

  • Poor Dan is in a droop
  • Sit on a potato pan, Otis
  • Was it a cat I saw?
  • No lemon, no melon.
  • Step on no pets.
  • Red rum, sir, is murder
  • Madam, I’m Adam
  • Never odd or even
  • Madam in Eden, I’m Adam
  • Do geese see God?
  • A man, a plan, a canal panama
  • Dammit, I’m mad
  • Sex at noon taxes
  • Not a ton
  • Smug bats did stab gums

Number palindrome

  • 191
  • 1221
  • 52125

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Try reading each of the words from front to back or from back to front. Did they have the same words and meaning?

Sure, they do. That’s a confirmation that they’re indeed palindromes.

What other palindromes can you think of? Whether single word or multiple.

I can think of “was it a rat I saw?” how about you? Share your answer(s) in the comments.
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