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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The part of day from noon until sunset.
  • n. The latter part: in the afternoon of life.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The part of the day which follows noon, between noon and evening; the part of the day following noon which is daylight all year round; the second half of the working day (in regular office hours).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That part of the day which extends from noon to evening.
  • Pertaining to the after part ofthe day: as, afternoon shadows.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the part of the day between noon and evening
  • n. a conventional expression of greeting or farewell

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