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We had hoped to have been bringing you Arthur the Human Chameleon, but this afternoon, he crawled across a tartan rug and died of exhaustion.
Ronnie Barker

Meaning of "afternoon" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF AFTERNOON

afternoon  [ˌɑːftəˈnuːn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AFTERNOON

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Afternoon is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES AFTERNOON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

afternoon

Afternoon

Afternoon is the period between noon and evening. The term lacks a precise definition because it was in use long before accurate time-pieces became widespread. Hence, words and phrases that refer to general periods in the day were more practical.

Definition of afternoon in the English dictionary

The definition of afternoon in the dictionary is the period of the day between noon and evening. Other definition of afternoon is a middle or later part.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH AFTERNOON


balloon
bəˈluːn
Cameroon
ˌkæməˈruːn
cartoon
kɑːˈtuːn
commune
kəˈmjuːn
Dunoon
dəˈnuːn
forenoon
ˈfɔːˌnuːn
honeymoon
ˈhʌnɪˌmuːn
hoon
huːn
immune
ɪˈmjuːn
June
dʒuːn
Kun
kuːn
maroon
məˈruːn
midnoon
ˌmɪdˈnuːn
moon
muːn
noon
nuːn
prenoon
priːˈnuːn
soon
suːn
toon
tuːn
tribune
ˈtrɪbjuːn
tune
tjuːn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AFTERNOON

aftergrass
aftergrowth
afterguard
afterheat
afterimage
afterings
afterlife
aftermarket
aftermath
aftermost
afternoon performance
afternoon session
afternoon tea
afternoons
afterpain
afterpains
afterparty
afterpeak
afterpiece
afters

WORDS THAT END LIKE AFTERNOON

boon
cocoon
coon
full moon
good afternoon
high noon
hot-air balloon
Jack-go-to-bed-at-noon
lagoon
loon
monsoon
over the moon
raccoon
saloon
saskatoon
tablespoon
teaspoon
tycoon
typhoon
yesterday afternoon

Synonyms and antonyms of afternoon in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «afternoon» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AFTERNOON

Find out the translation of afternoon to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of afternoon from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «afternoon» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

下午
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tarde
570 millions of speakers

English

afternoon
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

दोपहर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بَعْدَ الظُهْر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

день
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tarde
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিকেল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

après-midi
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Petang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Nachmittag
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

午後
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

오후
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sore
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

buổi chiều
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பிற்பகல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दुपारी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

öğleden sonra
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pomeriggio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

popołudnie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

пообідній час
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

după-amiază
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

απόγευμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

middag
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

eftermiddag
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ettermiddag
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of afternoon

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AFTERNOON»

The term «afternoon» is very widely used and occupies the 5.387 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AFTERNOON» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «afternoon» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «afternoon» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about afternoon

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10 QUOTES WITH «AFTERNOON»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word afternoon.
1
Hank Aaron
It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.
2
Charlie Adam
I want to be a footballer - and that means playing on a Saturday afternoon.
3
Richie Allen
I'm one of those guys who would like to weigh about 115 pounds for a couple of hours in the afternoon and then go back to my own size about 5 o'clock.
4
Tom Araya
To fans in a festival setting it's like a picnic. You want to have a good time with your friends in that crowd. And in the background you hear the band play, 'Oh, that's my favorite song!' everyone is there to enjoy the afternoon and that's about it.
5
Ronnie Barker
We had hoped to have been bringing you Arthur the Human Chameleon, but this afternoon, he crawled across a tartan rug and died of exhaustion.
6
Kate Bernheimer
Books are no different from goats! They enjoy an afternoon out on the lawn.
7
Charles M. Blow
I was born in the summer of 1970, the last of five boys stretched over eight years. My parents were a struggling young couple who had been married one afternoon under a shade tree by a preacher without a church. No guests or fancy dress, just the two of them, lost in love, and the preacher taking a break from working on a house.
8
Anthony Bourdain
The Italians and Spanish, the Chinese and Vietnamese see food as part of a larger, more essential and pleasurable part of daily life. Not as an experience to be collected or bragged about - or as a ritual like filling up a car - but as something else that gives pleasure, like sex or music, or a good nap in the afternoon.
9
Marcus Brigstocke
I became hugely overweight and then hated myself because it was a form of self-abuse, something over which I had no control. I think the thing compulsive over-eaters want to achieve is that stuffed-full Christmas afternoon feeling.
10
Terry Brooks
Growing up, I didn't have a lot of toys, and personal entertainment depended on individual ingenuity and imagination - think up a story and go live it for an afternoon.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AFTERNOON»

Discover the use of afternoon in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to afternoon and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Death in the Afternoon
Still considered one of the best books ever written about bullfighting, Death in the Afternoon is an impassioned look at the sport by one of its true aficionados.
Ernest Hemingway, 2002
2
Afternoon
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Emile Verhaeren, 2012
3
Afternoon Tea: A Timeless Tradition
This charming book is also a chatty and colourful history of tea and the many rituals surrounding it, sure to entertain the novice and enthusiast alike.
Muriel Moffat, 2012
4
Tears on a Sunday Afternoon
Brimming with heat and drama, Tears on a Sunday Afternoon is a sizzling page-turner that keeps readers' attention from the very first page to its jaw dropping conclusion.
Michael Presley, 2007
5
Picture Frames in an Afternoon
Learn every facet of framing: cut standard or elaborate mats; join and fit frames; add finishes; and mount your work.
Kaye Evans, 2001
6
Wire Jewelry in an Afternoon
It's fashionable and fun to wear handcrafted jewelry, especially when you make it with your hands and it takes only a few hours.
Mickey Baskett, 2002
7
In the afternoon of time: an autobiography
Autobiography of a Hindi poet.
Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Baccana, Rupert Snell, 1998
8
Love In The Afternoon
What began as Beatrix’s innocent deception has resulted in the agony of unfulfilled love—and a passion that can’t be denied… Night or day, it’s always high time to fall in love with New York Times bestselling author LISA KLEYPAS ...
Lisa Kleypas, 2010
9
Buffalo Afternoon
"Remarkable....The entire Vietnam experience [in] one epic narrative."--New York Times Book Review
Susan Fromberg Schaeffer, 2004
10
Mosaics in an Afternoon
These quick and easy mixed material ideas get great results, incorporating everything from smashed pots to glass beads to seashells.
Connie Sheerin, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AFTERNOON»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term afternoon is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Lennox Man Dies In Sunday Afternoon Crash
A Lennox man, identified as 62-year-old Roger Almond, died in a one-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon near Lennox. The South Dakota ... «KDLT News, Jul 15»
2
Afternoon preview of Round 4 from The Old White TPC
Afternoon preview of Round 4 from The Old White TPC ... the featured groups, weather conditions and what to look for in the afternoon. «Yahoo Sports, Jul 15»
3
Sunday thunderstorms leave minor damage
Storm develops over the Withlacoochee State forest Sunday afternoon. (PHOTO/Jack Dambach, Staff). Storm develops over the Withlacoochee ... «Bay News 9, Jul 15»
4
Calgary police looking into bizarre Sunday-afternoon stunt high over …
Calgary Stampede balloon chair Photo of the alleged balloon chair spotted floating in the sky near the Calgary Stampede on Sunday. «Calgary Sun, Jul 15»
5
FOX6 Weather Experts: Storms beginning Monday afternoon could …
MILWAUKEE — The FOX6 Weather Experts are monitoring the possibility we could see some strong storms on Monday afternoon and Monday ... «fox6now.com, Jul 15»
6
Wes: Fewer showers, storms this afternoon
We are tracking more showers and storms across the state this afternoon but the heaviest rain has been located well south of here. If you have ... «FOX6 WBRC - MyFoxAL.com, Jul 15»
7
Afternoon classes suspended in Valenzuela, Marikina, Pasay
Afternoon classes from pre-school to high school were suspended in Valenzuela City, Marikina City, and Pasay City on Monday due to bad ... «Inquirer.net, Jul 15»
8
7/5 CBS2 Sunday Afternoon Weather Headlines
A fantastic finish to this holiday weekend, as we're seeing mostly sunny skies and temps in the mid 80s for this afternoon. Whether you're at the ... «CBS Local, Jul 15»
9
Acre of hay burned in fire in the Meadows Sunday afternoon
Northampton Fire Capt. Shawn Denkiewicz, left, and firefighter Tim Putnam quell hot spots as they wait for the return of a brush truck with more ... «GazetteNET, Jul 15»
10
Holly's Sunday Afternoon Update
Holly's Sunday Afternoon Update. UPDATED 3:47 PM CDT Jul 05, 2015. Next Video: Two guys don't know how to play frisbee in Bosnia. 0. next video will play ... «KETV Omaha, Jul 15»

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