afternoon

[ noun af-ter-noon, ahf-; adjective af-ter-noon, ahf-, af-, ahf- ]
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noun
  1. the time from noon until evening.

  2. the latter part: the afternoon of life.

adjective
  1. pertaining to the latter part of the day.

Origin of afternoon

1
Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at after, noon

Other words from afternoon

  • pre·af·ter·noon, noun, adjective

Words Nearby afternoon

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British Dictionary definitions for afternoon

afternoon

/ (ˌɑːftəˈnuːn) /


noun
    • the period of the day between noon and evening

    • (as modifier): afternoon tea

  1. a middle or later part: the afternoon of life

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