Afternoon is the period between noon and evening. The term lacks a precise definition because it was in use long before accurate time-pieces became widespread. Hence, words and phrases that refer to general periods in the day were more practical.
The term should not be confused with "after noon" (two separate words), which is a translation of the Latin post meridiem (p.m.), meaning a time of day between 12:00 midday and 12:00 midnight.
In Australia and New Zealand, "arvo" is slang for afternoon.
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Famous quotes containing the word afternoon:
I spent the whole afternoon being pushed around by middle-class females buying things they cant possibly afford!”
—Arthur Wimperis (18741953)
“I dont really think that writers, even great writers, are prophets, or sages, or Messiah-like figures; writing is a lonely, sedentary occupation and a touch of megalomania can be comforting around five on a November afternoon when you havent seen anybody all day.”
—Angela Carter (19401992)
“An afternoon of nurses and rumours;
The provinces of his body revolted,
The squares of his mind were empty,
Silence invaded the suburbs,”
—W.H. (Wystan Hugh)