afternoon

Definitions

  • Afternoon Tea
    Afternoon Tea
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n afternoon a conventional expression of greeting or farewell
    • n afternoon the part of the day between noon and evening "he spent a quiet afternoon in the park"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Over 50% of the wedding in the U.S. occur in the afternoon
    • n Afternoon The part of the day which follows noon, between noon and evening.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The best time for a person to buy shoes is in the afternoon. This is because the foot tends to swell a bit around this time
    • n afternoon That part of the day which extends from noon to evening.
    • afternoon Pertaining to the after part ofthe day: as, afternoon shadows.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In older people, memory is best early in the morning and then declines during the late afternoon.
    • n Afternoon aft′ėr-nōōn the time between noon and evening
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Quotations

  • Hank Aaron
    Hank Aaron
    “It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.”
  • Susan Ertz
    Susan Ertz
    “Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.”
  • Jimmy Carter
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    “We should live our lives as though Christ were coming this afternoon.”
  • Lin Yu-tang
    Lin Yu-tang
    “If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
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    “If I shall sell both my forenoons and afternoons to society, as most appear to do, I'm sure that, for me, there would be nothing left worth living for.”
  • Henry James
    Henry%20James
    “Summer afternoon -- summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”

Usage

In literature:

We had the African coast in sight the whole time till early afternoon.
"The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde"" by George Davidson
Sunday afternoon, when the coffee had been served, the Schimmelweis couple was ready to leave.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
Every afternoon at one o'clock he was to return with it to this fork in the road and wait for half an hour.
"The Automobile Girls in the Berkshires" by Laura Dent Crane
The lieutenant had us out again in the afternoon, us and the guns.
"At Plattsburg" by Allen French
He says you wouldn't speak to him this afternoon, except to say, 'oh, thank you!
"Patty's Social Season" by Carolyn Wells
These originally are morning, afternoon, and evening.
"The Complete Bachelor" by Walter Germain
In the afternoon he returned to the edge of the woods.
"Frank of Freedom Hill" by Samuel A. Derieux
I hope you're prepared for a good long walk this afternoon, Francie.
"Robin Redbreast" by Mary Louisa Molesworth
Sam had spent many a long afternoon fishing with the parson, but those fishing days were now more than two years gone by.
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
We are to start Thursday, in the afternoon train, and shall get to your house to tea.
"Jessie Carlton" by Francis Forrester
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In poetry:

Life, that flieth like a tune,
Left his eyes,
As an April afternoon
Leaves the skies.
"James Lionel Michael" by Henry Kendall
Until, through the loafing
Afternoon's waste of while,
The silence self-unleafing
Of your useless smile.
"Your Eyes Go Sad" by Fernando Pessoa
SILENT, breezy afternoons,
Silent, dull November eves,
Creaking gate and rusty hinge,
Voices of dead leaves.
" The Patriot's Birthplace" by Annie Adams Fields
On a sunny brae alone I lay
One summer afternoon;
It was the marriage-time of May,
With her young lover, June.
"A Day Dream" by Emily Jane Bronte
Ah! the afternoon is warm,
And yon fields are glad and fair;
Many happy creatures there
Thro' the woodland swarm.
"Perle Des Jardins" by Madison Julius Cawein
In the long sunny afternoon,
The plain was full of ghosts,
I wandered up, I wandered down,
Beset by pensive hosts.
"Dirge" by Ralph Waldo Emerson

In news:

On the April afternoon I visited Darius Sarshar in his office overlooking the shimmering South China Sea, a deal was on the horizon.
Just hang in there, and enjoy your afternoon pick-u-up.
Dennis Malloy and a few other NJ 101.5 staffers will be shaving their heads this afternoon for St Baldrick 's Foundation.
It's early afternoon and the crowd of wooly llamas pushing up against the gate has its eyes locked on the wheelbarrow being pushed by Char Hakes.
Authorities in Georgia said Monday afternoon that searchers had found the body of a hot-air balloon pilot from Cornelius who had been missing since Friday night.
T IGER WOODS worked out at Bally 's in King of Prussia yesterday afternoon following his first day golfing at the AT&T National.
The heat continues today, but we'll be getting some more afternoon pop-ups.
Keep the umbrella handy for this afternoon as showers and even a few downpours will be moving in as a cold front moves through this evening.
With temperatures reaching into the low 80s during the afternoon Saturday, it hardly felt like fall in North Branch, but the warm fall weather lead to a good turnout at the Fall Harvest Festival.
An SUV veered off the road and into a ravine Sunday afternoon.
Kahului resident Paulino Agonoy tinkers with his busted taillight Friday afternoon in front of his house.
An explosion in an electrical transformer, which sent flaming oil down a street, rocked the Wells Fargo bank building at 200 S Virginia Street Tuesday afternoon.
A fire was reported this afternoon at the Key Bank building on the 700 Block of Idaho Street in downtown Boise.
When he stepped out into the newsroom that afternoon, following the daily page-one meeting, he was greeted with a birthday cake and a prolonged, loud ovation.
On the afternoon of December 2, 1943, 1st Lt Werner Hahn piloted his Messerschmitt Me-210 reconnaissance plane over the port of Bari , in southeastern Italy.
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In science:

Seeing appears indeed to be the best during the afternoon near 5pm.
Site testing in summer at Dome C, Antarctica
In advance preparation for the conference celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the discovery of 51 Peg b (to be held in 2015), I put four questions to the attendees in the final session of the meeting, on the afternoon of August 25th, 2005.
Hot Jupiters: Lands of Plenty
The ILC working groups present introductory overviews in plenary sessions during the first afternoon.
Overview and Charge -- Snowmass Workshop 2005
These concepts are introduced in plenary sessions on the first afternoon.
Overview and Charge -- Snowmass Workshop 2005
We thank the conference organizers and group participants for their efforts over the three afternoons of the Working Group.
Working Group Summary: Chiral Dynamics in Few-Nucleon Systems
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