The part of the day from noon or lunchtime until sunset, evening, or suppertime or 6pm.
noon; twelve o'clock during the day
(figuratively) The later part of anything, often with implications of decline.
The middle part of the day; noon.
(informal) A party or social event held in the afternoon.
Of or pertaining to noon; meridional; as, the midday sun.
(more often in the plural) In the afternoon.
the middle of the day
clipping of good afternoon.
The part of the day which follows noon, between noon and evening.
the part of the day between noon and evening;
‘he spent a quiet afternoon in the park’;
a conventional expression of greeting or farewell
the time from noon or lunchtime to evening
‘I'll be back at three in the afternoon’; ‘I telephoned this afternoon’; ‘she worked on Tuesday afternoons’;
in the afternoon; every afternoon.
short for good afternoon
Afternoon is the time of the day between noon and evening. It is the time when the sun is descending from its peak in the sky to somewhat before its terminus at the horizon in the west.