Part of speech: noun

That part of the day between noon and sunset; figuratively, the closing part.

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Usage examples "afternoon":

  1. It was now nearly two in the afternoon. - "The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave Trade by the British Parliament (1808), Vol. I", Thomas Clarkson.
  2. But we shall not want you, at least for this afternoon. - "Rollo in Holland", Jacob Abbott.
  3. Well, he's come this afternoon. - "Joanna Godden", Sheila Kaye-Smith.