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
Porter EMS transported the boy to Porter Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:26 p.m. The Porter County Sheriff's Department is investigating the drowning but did not have any additional information Wednesday afternoon.
At least one person was injured late Wednesday afternoon and taken to an area hospital, following a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 88 near the Naperville-Aurora border, authorities said.
On Tuesday afternoon, July 4, 506 candidates from 67 countries were sworn in as U.S. citizens at the Fourth of July Naturalization Ceremony at the Seattle Center.
Acting on an American request, the United Nations Security Council, which has repeatedly penalized North Korea over its violations of a ban on nuclear and missile testing, will meet in an emergency session on Wednesday afternoon.
As the front sank south of Interstate 80 during the afternoon, showers and thunderstorms formed along and south of the frontal boundary.
Efforts to reach him were unsuccessful late Monday afternoon.
Police are working yet another weekend homicide on Sunday afternoon, this one at a laundromat in the 4800 block of Parallel Parkway in Kansas City, Kan.
On Saturday afternoon San Francisco Chronicle sports columnist Ann Killion tweeted how much more the Warriors were worth in 2017 following the team’s 2009 drafting of Steph Curry.
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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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