Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb & adjective After noon. Used chiefly in the abbreviated form to specify the hour.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun After midday: applied to the time between noon and midnight. Regularly abbreviated P. M., p. m., or p. m.

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  • adverb after noon, in the afternoon.

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  • adjective after noon
  • adverb between noon and midnight

Etymologies

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

[Latin post merīdiem : post, after + merīdiem, accusative of merīdiēs, midday.]

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From Latin post ("after") + merīdiēm, accusative singular of merīdiēs ("noon, midday").

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  • the mail arrives at noon.

    July 14, 2008