afternoon

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noun af·ter·noon \ ˌaf-tər-ˈnün \

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

afternoon

adjective

Examples of afternoon in a Sentence

  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.

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First Known Use of afternoon

13th century



AFTERNOON Defined for English Language Learners

afternoon

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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

afternoon

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noun af·ter·noon \ ˌaf-tər-ˈnün \

Definition of afternoon for Students

:the part of the day between noon and evening


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