Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The inferior, or after, part of the day; the afternoon.
  • n. Something occurring or done in the afternoon; an afternoon meal, nap, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The inferior, or after, part of the day; the afternoon.
  • n. Hence, something occurring or done in the afternoon; esp., an afternoon meal; supper; also, an afternoon nap; a siesta.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The meal eaten at undern, the chief meal of the day.
  • n. The part or division of the day which included undern: originally the morning, later the afternoon.
  • n. An after-dinner sleep; a siesta taken in the afternoon.

Etymologies

Anglo-Saxon under + part or portion; compare the word for midday. See under, meal a part, and compare undern. (Wiktionary)

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