Meaning of “afternoon” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /ˌɑːftəˈnuːn/
Extra Examples
There's a strong possibility of rain this afternoon.She spent the whole afternoon studying.Traffic usually builds up in the late afternoon.It was a very hot afternoon in August.We're expecting her this afternoon.

A1 [ C, U ] the time between the middle of the day, and the evening:

I played tennis on Saturday afternoon.
The train arrives at 3 o'clock in the afternoon.
What are you doing this afternoon (= today in the afternoon)?
(Good) afternoon.

A1 used to say hello to someone in the afternoon

(Definition of “afternoon” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)