- the part of the afternoon centering approximately on three o'clock; the period approximately halfway between noon and sunset.
- occurring in or pertaining to midafternoon: a midafternoon nap.
Origin of midafternoon
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Examples from the Web for midafternoon
In midafternoon we actually felt the detonation of two bombs a couple of miles away.U.S. Planes are Blowing the Hell out of ISIS at Kobani, But …
October 9, 2014
By midafternoon, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, nearing 14,100, was in spitting distance of a record-setting close.Why Wall Street Is Ignoring the Arrival of the Sequester
March 1, 2013
It was midafternoon when she finally got back to her apartment.Inside Tania Head’s Terrible 9/11 Lie: ‘The Woman Who Wasn’t There’
Robin Gaby Fisher, Angelo J. Guglielmo, Jr.
April 6, 2012
Roughly 600 refugees fled across the border by midafternoon as the military operation continued.Syrian Military Storms Town
June 23, 2011
Served with a café au lait, this is the perfect snack for breakfast, brunch, midafternoon, at midnight… basically any time.What to Eat: Mardi Gras
February 16, 2010
At midafternoon the next day the reduction of Johnsonville began.Ride Proud, Rebel!
Andre Alice Norton
But about midafternoon, she seemed to rouse and come to herself and said she was hungry.A Modern Cinderella
Amanda M. Douglas
By midafternoon we had the conveyor speeds down thirty per cent.Exploiter's End
It was midafternoon before Penelope returned to the clearing in the woods.The Lone Ranger Rides
The sun was hot and by midafternoon Matti was feeling faint with hunger and fatigue.Mighty Mikko