Definitions for: Anon


[n] sweet pulpy tropical fruit with thick scaly rind and shiny black seeds
[adv] (old-fashioned or informal) in a little while; "see you anon"
[adv] at another time; "ever and anon"



Webster (1913) Definition: A*non", adv. [OE. anoon, anon, anan, lit., in one
(moment), fr. AS. on in + [=a]n one. See On and One.]
1. Straightway; at once. [Obs.]

The same is he that heareth the word, and anon with
joy receiveth it. --Matt. xiii.
20.

2. Soon; in a little while.

As it shall better appear anon. --Stow.

3. At another time; then; again.

Sometimes he trots, . . . anon he rears upright.
--Shak.

Anon right, at once; right off. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

Ever and anon, now and then; frequently; often.

A pouncet box, which ever and anon He gave his nose.
--Shak.

Synonyms: sugar apple, sweetsop

See Also: Annona squamosa, custard apple, sweetsop tree

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