Definition of afternoon
1 : the part of day between noon and sunset
2 : a relatively late period (as of time or life) in the afternoon of the 19th century
Examples of afternoon in a Sentence
morning, afternoon, evening, and night
I'll see you again tomorrow afternoon.
It was early afternoon when I left.
She spent the afternoon at the library.
I remember the many rainy afternoons I spent reading at the library.
She doesn't have class on Friday afternoons.
It took us all afternoon to get there.
It's going to be a long afternoon listening to lectures.
Recent Examples of afternoon from the Web
A voicemail left at the hospital inquiring about their condition Friday afternoon wasn’t returned.
President Donald Trump is expected to announce his decision on whether to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord Thursday afternoon U.S. time (3 p.m. EDT; 1900 GMT).
On Wednesday afternoon, Spicer conducted his off-camera press conference.
A 42-year-old man was shot on the Far South Side Tuesday afternoon.
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As of Thursday afternoon, the forecast called for a 60 percent chance of rain Monday morning.
Transit district officials could not be reached for comment late Friday afternoon.
Murray Perahia, 70, played at Carnegie Hall on Friday evening, and Maurizio Pollini, 75, followed there on Sunday afternoon, but there was little need to dwell on the past in a resplendent here and now.
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First Known Use of afternoon
AFTERNOON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of afternoon for English Language Learners
: the middle part of the day : the part of the day between noon and evening
AFTERNOON Defined for Kids
Definition of afternoon for Students
: the part of the day between noon and evening
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