Dictionary.com

post meridiem

[ pohstmuh-rid-ee-uhm, -em ]
/ ˈpoʊst məˈrɪd i əm, -ˌɛm /
Save This Word!

adverb
after noon.See also p.m.
QUIZ
SHALL WE PLAY A "SHALL" VS. "SHOULD" CHALLENGE?
Should you take this quiz on “shall” versus “should”? It should prove to be a quick challenge!
Question 1 of 6
Which form is used to state an obligation or duty someone has?

Origin of post meridiem

First recorded in 1645–50
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use post meridiem in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for post meridiem

post meridiem
/ (ˈpəʊst məˈrɪdɪəm) /

the full form of p.m.

Word Origin for post meridiem

C17: Latin: after noon
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK