afternoon

[noun af-ter-noon, ahf-; adjective af-ter-noon, ahf-, af-, ahf-]
adjective
  1. pertaining to the latter part of the day.

Origin of afternoon

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at after, noon
Related formspre·af·ter·noon, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for afternoon's

afternoon

noun
    1. the period of the day between noon and evening
    2. (as modifier)afternoon tea
  1. a middle or later partthe afternoon of life
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Word Origin and History for afternoon's

afternoon

n.

c.1300, from after + noon. In 15c.-16c., the form was at afternoon; from c.1600 it has been in the afternoon. Middle English also had aftermete "afternoon, part of the day following the noon meal," mid-14c.

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