afternoon - definition in the American English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “afternoon”

See all translations

afternoon

noun [C/U]  us   /ˌæf·tərˈnun/
the period that starts at about twelve o’clock or after the meal in the middle of the day and ends at about six o’clock or when the sun goes down: [C] She works three afternoons a week at the library. [U] My baby usually sleeps in the afternoon. [U] I spoke to her yesterday afternoon.
Translations of “afternoon”
in Arabic فَتْرة ما بَعْد الظُّهْر…
in Korean 오후…
in Malaysian tengah hari…
in French après-midi…
in Turkish öğleden sonra…
in Italian pomeriggio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 下午,午後…
in Russian вторая половина дня…
in Polish popołudnie, ≈ po południu…
in Vietnamese buổi chiều…
in Spanish tarde…
in Portuguese tarde…
in Thai ตอนบ่าย…
in German der Nachmittag, Nachmittags……
in Catalan tarda…
in Japanese 午後(正午辺りから日没までを指す)…
in Indonesian petang, sore…
in Chinese (Simplified) 下午,午后…
(Definition of afternoon from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of afternoon?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More American English definitions for “afternoon”

Definitions of “afternoon” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

paradox

a situation or statement that seems impossible or is difficult to understand because it contains two opposite facts or characteristics

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

plyscraper noun

May 18, 2015
a skyscraper made mainly from wood The development of engineered timber could herald a new era of eco-friendly ‘plyscrapers’. Christchurch welcomed its first multistorey timber structure this year, there are plans for Vancouver, and the talk is China could follow

Read More