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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Afternoon, A Story - Criticism
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Famous quotes containing the word afternoon:

    The afternoon is visibly a source,
    Too wide, too irised, to be more than calm,
    Too much like thinking to be less than thought,
    Obscurest parent, obscurest patriarch,
    A daily majesty of meditation,
    That comes and goes in silences of its own.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    In my afternoon walk I would fain forget all my morning occupations and my obligations to society.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Then suddenly the noon turns afternoon
    And afternoon like an ill-written page
    Will fade, until the very stain of light
    Gathers in all the venom of the night
    The equilibrium of the thirtieth age.
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)