noun \ˌaf-tər-ˈnün\

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

Full Definition of AFTERNOON

:  the part of day between noon and sunset
:  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.

First Known Use of AFTERNOON

13th century


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