American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or taking place in the afternoon.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Occurring after the sun has passed the meridian; of or pertaining to the afternoon.
- n. The afternoon.
- n. In the nomenclature suggested by H. D. Rogers for the Paleozoic rocks of Pennsylvania, the equivalent of the Corniferous and Caudagalli divisions of the New York survey, or that part of the Devonian series which lies between the Oriskany sandstone and the Hamilton group.
- adj. of or pertaining to the afternoon
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Coming after the sun has passed the meridian; being in, or belonging to, the afternoon. (Abbrev. P. M.)
- adj. rare Fig., belonging to the after portion of life; late.
- adj. after noon
“It was three minutes past three postmeridian in the operating room of the new Wireless Station recently installed at the United States Naval”
“If some of these may, perchance, find a kernel of profit out of the mass of chaff attendant, my idle half-hours in the postmeridian of life will not have been entirely misspent.”
“It extended from the _prima luce_, from the earliest dawn of radiance that streaked the "severing clouds in yonder east," through the sun's matin, meridian, postmeridian, and vesper circuit; from the disappearance of Lucifer in the re-illumined skies, to his evening entree in the character of Hesperus.”
“Jesus 'statement to His Apostles in Matthew 16: 28 [Matt. 16: 28] seems to foreshadow John's postmeridian ministry: "Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.”
“Sweepingly, postmeridian can recently pomatomus by an premedical foolhardy of the imperceptibility of ablaut bedrock and uncooked mellon.”
“Rule 26 5. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of the rules, when the Senate is in session, no committee of the Senate or any subcommittee thereof may meet, without special leave, after the conclusion of the first two hours after the meeting of the Senate commenced and in no case after two o'clock postmeridian unless consent therefor has been obtained from the majority leader and the minority leader (or in the event of the absence of either of such leaders, from his designee).”
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