Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

good afternoon

interjection

Simple Definition of good afternoon

  • —used to say hello to someone in the afternoon

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of good afternoon

somewhat formal

  1. —used to say hello to someone in the afternoon <Good afternoon! Thanks for calling.>

Word by Word Definitions

goodplay
  1. :  of a favorable character or tendency

    :  bountiful, fertile

    :  handsome, attractive

  1. :  something that is good

    :  something conforming to the moral order of the universe

    :  praiseworthy character :  goodness

  1. :  well

    : used as an intensive

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

    :  a relatively late period (as of time or life)


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up good afternoon? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by propriety and good taste

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

oily angry prompt maudlin
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ