[ mid-af-ter-noon, -ahf- ]

  1. the part of the afternoon centering approximately on three o'clock; the period approximately halfway between noon and sunset.

  1. occurring in or pertaining to midafternoon: a midafternoon nap.

Origin of midafternoon

First recorded in 1895–1900; mid- + afternoon

Words Nearby midafternoon

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use midafternoon in a sentence

  • 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 | Cookstr.com | February 16, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Toward midafternoon the eastern side draws on its coat of black as suddenly as that of the other was cast aside in the morning.

    Down the Yellowstone | Lewis R. Freeman
  • Although it was hardly beyond midafternoon, Colonel Forsyth halted the company, and we went into camp.

    The Price of the Prairie | Margaret Hill McCarter
  • By midafternoon the beach was lined with people who had learned the good news through the grapevine.

    The Stronghold | Miriam Haynie
  • However, he held out longer than she thought he could, and it was past midafternoon when he finally came.

  • Or that she went out to the garage at any time before the police arrived, which was in midafternoon?

    Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy