Definition of afternoon in English:

afternoon

Line breaks: after|noon
Pronunciation: /ɑːftəˈnuːn
 
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noun

The 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
More example sentences
  • 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.

adverb

(afternoons) informal Back to top  
In the afternoon; every afternoon.
More example sentences
  • 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 mom’s office.

exclamation

informal Back to top  
short for good afternoon.
More example sentences
  • Afternoon my good man!

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