anon

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See also: Anon, anon., and ânon

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Old English anoon, anon, anan, lit., in one (moment), from on (in) + an (one). See on and one.

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Adverb[edit]

anon (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) Straightway; at once.
  2. Soon; in a little while.
    • 1598, John Stow, A Suruay of London, OL 18584211M:
      [] for as much as the same consisteth not in the extreames, but in a verie mediocritie of wealth and riches, as it shall better appeare anone.
      [] forasmuch as the same consisteth not in the extremes, but in a very mediocrity of wealth and riches, as it shall better appear anon.
  3. At another time; then; again.
    • Sometimes he trots, as if he told the steps,
      With gentle majesty and modest pride;
      Anon he rears upright, curvets and leaps,
      As who should say, lo! thus my strength is try'd...
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Etymology 2[edit]

From anonymous, by shortening

Noun[edit]

anon (plural anons)

  1. An anonymous person, especially an author
    • 1904, Thomas Wright, The Life of Edward Fitzgerald, vol. 1, page 94
      Indeed they did all they could to avoid it, coyly hiding their identities behind initials, asterisks, and anons
    • 1940, Virginia Woolf, "Anon".
      Every body shared in the emotion of Anons [sic] song .... Anon is sometimes man, sometimes woman....
    • 2004, Jane Milling, Peter Thomson, Joseph W. Donohue, Baz Kershaw, The Cambridge History of British Theatre, page 207
      Indeed, virtually every known playwright (and probably most of those 'anons') occupied some position in one or more of the patronage networks
    • 2006, J. Michael Walton, Found in Translation: Greek Drama in English, page 185
      those identified by initials only and the 'Anons' (some of whom are here unmasked)
  2. A work with an unknown author
    • 1984, Helen Hooven Santmyer, "...And Ladies of the Club", page 214
      On the floor again she came upon a couple of "Anons" and frowned at them: Ought We to Visit Her and Cast Away in The Cold. Those would certainly do very well on the top shelf.
  3. A work without a title
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Adjective[edit]

anon (not comparable)

  1. anonymous
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Esperanto[edit]

Noun[edit]

anon

  1. accusative singular of ano

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: a‧non
  • IPA(key): [ˈɑnon]

Verb[edit]

anon

  1. First-person singular present indicative form of anoa.