Definitions for afternoon
ˌæf tərˈnun, ˌɑf-af·ter·noon
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word afternoon.
the part of the day between noon and evening
"he spent a quiet afternoon in the park"
good afternoon, afternoonnoun
a conventional expression of greeting or farewell
The part of the day which follows noon, between noon and evening; the part of the day following noon which is daylight all year round; the second half of the working day (in regular office hours).
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
The time from the meridian to the evening.
Etymology: from after and noon.
A beauty-waining and distressed widow,
Ev’n in the afternoon of her best days,
Made prize and purchase of his wanton eye. William Shakespeare, Richard III.
However, keep the lively taste you hold
Of God; love him now, but fear him more;
And, in your afternoons, think what you told
And promis’d him at morning-prayer before. John Donne.
Such, all the morning, to the pleadings run;
But when the bus’ness of the day is done,
On dice, and drink, and drabs, they spend the afternoon. John Dryden, Persius, Sat. i.
Afternoon is the period of time from noon or lunchtime until evening, typically considered as being from around 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. It is the part of the day that follows the morning.
Afternoon refers to the period of time that begins at noon (12:00 pm) and ends at evening, typically around 6:00 pm. This varies slightly depending on cultural context and personal interpretation. It generally follows morning and precedes evening.
the part of the day which follows noon, between noon and evening
Afternoon is a Japanese seinen manga magazine published by Kodansha. It is a monthly anthology, and each issue typically has around thirty ongoing stories by various authors and runs about 800 pages. Afternoon has spawned many successful seinen manga series such as Oh My Goddess!, Genshiken, Blade of the Immortal and Big Windup! It is part of Kodansha's "1day" series, which also includes the magazines Morning and Evening. In its October 2008 issue, a spin-off magazine called good! Afternoon was announced to be launched.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
aft′ėr-nōōn, n. the time between noon and evening.—n. Aft′er-morn (Tenn.), the morrow.
A known specific period of time in the day.
The afternoon specific time is noon until evening.
Submitted by MaryC on April 14, 2020
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'afternoon' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1431
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'afternoon' in Written Corpus Frequency: #581
Rank popularity for the word 'afternoon' in Nouns Frequency: #523
The numerical value of afternoon in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of afternoon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
When I was a small boy growing up in Kansas, a friend of mine and I went fishing and as we sat there in the warmth of a summer afternoon on a riverbank we talked about what we wanted to do when we grew up. I told him that I wanted to be a real major-league baseball player, a genuine professional like Honus Wagner. My friend said that he'd like to be President of the United States. Neither of us got our wish.
We say that the hour of death cannot be forecast, but when we say this we imagine that hour as placed in an obscure and distant future. It never occurs to us that it has any connection with the day already begun or that death could arrive this same afternoon, this afternoon which is so certain and which has every hour filled in advance.
Summer afternoon - Summer afternoon... the two most beautiful words in the English language.
…He tried to Cosby me, oh, I was in Atlantic City playing, doing stand-up, and he was doing stand-up in Atlantic City in the same hotel, and at like three o’clock in the afternoon, someone from the hotel came down and said, ‘Oh, you know, Mr. Cosby would really like to meet you up in his hotel suite.’ And I thought, ‘That’s really weird.’ This was like ten years ago. And I said, ‘That’s really weird. I don’t want to go alone.’ I go, I don’t know him. So the three guys I was with—thank God these guys were with me. One was filming and one was like a producer; we were filming something— I brought them up with me to his room and thank God I did, because now I know what would’ve happened if I went up there alone. And I forgot about it when all the stories about Bill Cosby came out. I was like, I didn’t even think of it. Then my friend texted me the other day saying, ‘Do you remember that night we went up to, or that afternoon we went up to Bill Cosby’s and you were so freaked out you made us come with you?’ And I said, ‘Yeah,’ and he said, ‘Hello! You could’ve been one of his victims if we weren’t there.’ And I went, ‘Oh my gosh . . .’ Yeah, so yeah, he’s guilty… I think it’s pretty obvious now.
I prefer mornings, as the light is more appropriate and there are fewer people around, in the afternoon, these places are usually crowded, and in the evenings, some of them are closed for praying rituals.
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- هاجِرِي, بَعْدَ الزّوَال, زَوَالِي, بعد ظهرArabic
- tardaCatalan, Valencian
- seinrapartur, seinnaparturFaroese
- tráthnóna, iarnóin, nóinIrish
- feasgarScottish Gaelic
- síðdegi, seinnipartur, eftirmiðdagurIcelandic
- אחרי הצהרייםHebrew
- 午後, 오후Korean
- postmeridianum tempus, postmeridianus dies, vesperLatin
- үдээс хойшMongolian
- petang, سوري, ڤتڠ, soreMalay
- ałníʼníʼą́ą́ dóó bikʼijįʼNavajo, Navaho
- ishkwaa-naawakweOjibwe, Ojibwa
- вторая половина дня, послеобеденное время, пополудниRussian
- поподне, popodneSerbo-Croatian
- మధ్యాహ్నం, అపరాహ్నంTelugu
- ตอนบ่าย, ยามบ่ายThai
- efiafiTonga (Tonga Islands)
- öğleden sonraTurkish
- buổi chiềuVietnamese
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