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 Dictionary entry overview: What does afternoon mean? 

  The noun AFTERNOON has 2 senses:

1. the part of the day between noon and evening
2. a conventional expression of greeting or farewell

  Familiarity information: AFTERNOON used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1afternoon [BACK TO TOP]


The part of the day between noon and evening

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Context example:

he spent a quiet afternoon in the park

Hypernyms ("afternoon" is a kind of...):

day; daylight; daytime (the time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outside)

Meronyms (parts of "afternoon"):

midafternoon (the middle part of the afternoon)

Sense 2afternoon [BACK TO TOP]


A conventional expression of greeting or farewell

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


good afternoon; afternoon

Hypernyms ("afternoon" is a kind of...):

farewell; word of farewell (an acknowledgment or expression of goodwill at parting)

greeting; salutation ((usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting))

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