A*non" (#), adv. [OE. anoon, anon, anan, lit., in one (moment), fr. AS. on in + an 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.

 

© Webster 1913.

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