Definition of afternoon in English:
1The time from noon or lunchtime to evening: I telephoned this afternoon I’ll be back at three in the afternoon she worked on Tuesday afternoons [as modifier]: the afternoon sunshine
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- This afternoon we have bought a new sofa, a dining table and six chairs and a sideboard!
- Most volunteers normally spend a couple of mornings, afternoons or evenings on duty each week.
- We have a group of nurses who take it in turn weekday mornings and afternoons, also one evening a week so I can go out.
1.1The time from noon to evening on a particular day, characterized by a specified type of activity or particular weather conditions: it was an afternoon of drama and tension
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- Nice cool weather in the afternoons in summer, a good spot to sit and have a read.
- Those who took part in the afternoon's activities got to take their plate and mug home with them as a souvenir.
- It will be the highlight of an afternoon of fun and activity in the town centre.
adverb(afternoons) informal Back to top
In the afternoon; every afternoon.
- The church will be open in the afternoons and on Sunday afternoon the church cafe will be serving refreshments.
- She works afternoons so she can be home with our son before school and I can be there when he gets home.
- She works afternoons after school then takes her homework to moms office.
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Definition of afternoon in:
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