Definition of "afternoon" []

  • The part of day from noon until sunset. (noun)
  • The latter part: in the afternoon of life. (noun)
  • The period of the day between noon and evening (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A middle or later part (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "afternoon" in a sentence
  • "** Flood Warning in effect in Monroe County for the Black and Oatka Creek until further noticie, and the Tonawanda Creek in Genesee County, until further notice**** Flood Watch in effect for all of WNY Tuesday afternoon Through Wednesday afternoon**"
  • "What they are faced with this afternoon is the ultimate interiors challenge: does that really go there next to this?"
  • "But in the courtyard here this afternoon is a scene of unusual glamour: an impromptu photo shoot is taking place on a flight of stairs?"