afternoons

[af-ter-noonz, ahf-]
adverb
in or during any or every afternoon: He slept late and worked afternoons.

Origin:
1895–1900, Americanism; afternoon + -s1

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afternoon

[n. af-ter-noon, ahf-; adj. af-ter-noon, ahf-, af-, ahf-]
noun
1.
the time from noon until evening.
2.
the latter part: the afternoon of life.
adjective
3.
pertaining to the latter part of the day.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English; see after, noon

preafternoon, noun, adjective
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afternoon (ˌɑːftəˈnuːn)
 
n
1.  a.  the period of the day between noon and evening
 b.  (as modifier): afternoon tea
2.  a middle or later part: the afternoon of life

afternoons (ˌɑːftəˈnuːnz)
 
adv
informal during the afternoon, esp regularly

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afternoon
c.1300, from after + noon (q.v.). In 15c.-16c., the form was at afternoon; from c.1600 till now it has been in the afternoon.
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Example sentences
Even on cloudless afternoons, perfect for haying, the dark nimbus of war hangs
  in the air.
Afternoons and evenings were meant for intimate meals and gatherings limited to
  no more than six guests, invited for a few days.
For years they spent their afternoons in conversation, thinking up deceptive
  scenarios and examining each other's decisions.
Let her have long afternoons with absolutely nothing to do.
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