the time from noon until evening.
the latter part: the afternoon of life.
pertaining to the latter part of the day.
- pre·af·ter·noon, noun, adjective
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How to use afternoon in a sentence
I thought of that afternoon in 2006, at the gaming convention, when we were closer than brothers, but only an hour from being estranged.
The day would consist of breakfast on the beach, a leisurely three-mile paddle to our next campsite, and an afternoon of swimming and playing in the sun.
Asana started trading just a bit after noon Eastern today, quickly zooming to roughly $29 a share in early trading this afternoon.Asana up 39% and Palantir still holding as both direct listings hit the public markets | Danny Crichton | September 30, 2020 | TechCrunch
A lot of the “air show,” as he calls it, happens not on small fires in the morning, when retardant drops from planes are most effective, but on large fires in the afternoon.They Know How to Prevent Megafires. Why Won’t Anybody Listen? | by Elizabeth Weil | August 28, 2020 | ProPublica
The Levee offers a number of options for a fun afternoon or evening out, including a movie theater, many excellent restaurants and shops, bowling, arcades, even the well-known and wonderful Newport Aquarium.
Detectives with a fugitive task force caught up with Polanco and a friend on a Bronx street in the early afternoon.
As of this afternoon, gay Floridians can get married in Dade County.The Back Alley, Low Blow-Ridden Fight to Stop Gay Marriage in Florida Is Finally Over | Jay Michaelson | January 5, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the mid-afternoon, Ramos and Liu were parked on Tomkins Avenue on a meal break.
In the afternoon, at the hour of the shooting the day before, Bratton came to the scene with white flowers.'Please Don't Die!': The Frantic Battle to Save Murdered Cops | Michael Daly | December 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And it was sad, very sad, to be with Mister Ham Wednesday afternoon.
The afternoon was a lovely one—the day was a perfect example of the mellowest mood of autumn.Confidence | Henry James
All the operations of her brain related themselves somehow to to-morrow afternoon.Hilda Lessways | Arnold Bennett
Heavy firing continued all that afternoon, inflicting great loss on the rebels, whilst the Spaniards lost one soldier.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
On the next afternoon, at a quarter-past two, Hilda and Janet were sitting together in the breakfast-room.Hilda Lessways | Arnold Bennett
Along in the afternoon Porter's force was located near Moore's Mill, about four miles distant.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
British Dictionary definitions for afternoon
the period of the day between noon and evening
(as modifier): afternoon tea
a middle or later part: the afternoon of life
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