Origin of anon
Definition for anon (2 of 2)
Origin of anon.
Examples from the Web for anon
You have to do one of two things, either put the abbreviation "Anon."
Anon the captain glanced at the pale, set face of the pilot, on which the diffused light from the binnacle lantern feebly shone.Adventures in Many Lands|Various
Anon you found yourself in a turfy wilderness, girt in apparently by dark woods.Coningsby|Benjamin Disraeli
And then he went to Galahad and kissed him, and bad him go and kiss his fellows: and so he did anon.Chronicle and Romance (The Harvard Classics Series)|Jean Froissart, Thomas Malory, Raphael Holinshed
As the sun increased, he grew less and less in stature, and anon had melted completely away.Life On The Mississippi, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
British Dictionary definitions for anon (1 of 2)
adverb archaic, or literary
Word Origin for anon
British Dictionary definitions for anon (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for anon
late Old English anon, earlier on an, literally "into one," thus "continuously; straightway (in one course), at once;" see one. By gradual misuse, "soon, in a little while" (1520s). A one-word etymological lesson in the enduring power of procrastination.
Culture definitions for anon
An abbreviation for anonymous, used to indicate unknown or unacknowledged authorship. Without the period, anon means “at another time” or “again.”