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afternoon

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noun af·ter·noon \ˌaf-tər-ˈnün\

Simple Definition of afternoon

  • : the middle part of the day : the part of the day between noon and evening

Full Definition of afternoon

  1. 1 :  the part of day between noon and sunset

  2. 2 :  a relatively late period (as of time or life) <in the afternoon of the 19th century>

afternoon adjective

Examples of afternoon

  1. morning, afternoon, evening, and night

  2. I'll see you again tomorrow afternoon.

  3. It was early afternoon when I left.

  4. She spent the afternoon at the library.

  5. I remember the many rainy afternoons I spent reading at the library.

  6. She doesn't have class on Friday afternoons.

  7. It took us all afternoon to get there.

  8. It's going to be a long afternoon listening to lectures.



13th Century

First Known Use of afternoon

13th century



AFTERNOON Defined for Kids

afternoon

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noun af·ter·noon \ˌaf-tər-ˈnün\

Definition of afternoon

  1. :  the part of the day between noon and evening





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