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Noon vs. Afternoon

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Noonnoun

(obsolete) The ninth hour of the day counted from sunrise; around three o'clock in the afternoon.

Afternoonnoun

The part of the day from noon or lunchtime until sunset, evening, or suppertime or 6pm.

Noonnoun

Time of day when the sun is in its zenith; twelve o'clock in the day, midday.

Afternoonnoun

(figuratively) The later part of anything, often with implications of decline.

Noonnoun

(obsolete) The corresponding time in the middle of the night; midnight.

Afternoonnoun

(informal) A party or social event held in the afternoon.

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Noonnoun

(figurative) The highest point; culmination.

Afternoonadverb

(more often in the plural) In the afternoon.

Noonverb

To relax or sleep around midday

Afternooninterjection

clipping of good afternoon.

Noonadjective

No. See the Note under No.

Afternoonnoun

The part of the day which follows noon, between noon and evening.

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Noonadjective

Belonging to midday; occurring at midday; meridional.

Afternoonnoun

the part of the day between noon and evening;

‘he spent a quiet afternoon in the park’;

Noonnoun

The middle of the day; midday; the time when the sun is in the meridian; twelve o'clock in the daytime.

Afternoonnoun

a conventional expression of greeting or farewell

Noonnoun

Hence, the highest point; culmination.

‘In the very noon of that brilliant life which was destined to be so soon, and so fatally, overshadowed.’;

Afternoonnoun

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’;

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Noonverb

To take rest and refreshment at noon.

Afternoonadverb

in the afternoon; every afternoon.

Noonnoun

the middle of the day

Afternooninterjection

short for good afternoon

Noon

Noon (or midday) is 12 o'clock in the daytime. It is written as 12 noon, 12 p.m.

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.

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