afternoon

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From Middle English afternone, after-non, equivalent to after- +‎ noon.

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afternoon (plural afternoons)

  1. The part of the day from noon or lunchtime until sunset, evening, or suppertime or 6pm.
  2. (figuratively) The later part of anything, often with implications of decline.
  3. (informal) A party or social event held in the afternoon.

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afternoon (not comparable)

  1. (more often in the plural) In the afternoon.

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afternoon

  1. Ellipsis of good afternoon.

References[edit]

  • afternoon at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • "afternoon, n., adv., and int.", in the Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford: Oxford University Press.