afternoon

af|ter|noon1 W2S1 [ˌa:ftəˈnu:n US ˌæftər-] n [U and C]
1.) the part of the day after the morning and before the evening
→↑morning, evening ↑evening
There's a meeting on Thursday afternoon .
It was very hot in the afternoon .
See you tomorrow afternoon .
Are you going into town this afternoon ?
We met in the early afternoon .
By late afternoon , Micky had changed his mind.
He was having his afternoon nap .
2.) afternoons
during the afternoon every day
She only works afternoons.
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COLLOCATES for sense 1
on Monday/Friday/Saturday etc afternoon
in the afternoon
tomorrow afternoon
yesterday afternoon
this afternoon (=today in the afternoon)
early/late afternoon
afternoon nap/snack/session/meeting etc
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afternoon 2
afternoon2 interjection BrE informal
used to greet someone when you meet them in the afternoon

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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