What is the difference between afternoon and evening?

Answer

In the United States, afternoon is generally the time between noon and 5:00 p.m., and evening is considered anything after 5:00 p.m. There is no set allocation for afternoon and evening, however. The determination of the two is largely lifestyle driven, and the concepts of the two may vary slightly around the globe but is generally regarded to correspond with the end of the workday and the time at which dinner is traditionally eaten.

The dictionary definition of afternoon is simply the hours between noon and evening. In the United States, the typical workday ends at 5:00 p.m. This time is, therefore, the generally accepted time for the beginning of evening and is even commonly expressed in English vernacular through the expression, '5:00 o'clock in the evening' as a way of establishing it from its morning counterpart.

For some, evening begins just before the sun begins to set, which is between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Still, for others, evening does not officially begin until sunset. In such places, 5:00 p.m. is still considered late afternoon.

In England, the distinction between afternoon and evening is usually determined by team times. Afternoon tea is a snack that occurs around 4:00 p.m. High tea, or simply "tea" to some, is a hearty meal that sometimes subs for supper.

Q&A Related to "What is the difference between afternoon and..."
you should say "good evening" when you arrive somewhere and you say "good night" to go out.
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_Difference_b...
6:pm until 12:am is evening. 12:am until 6:am is morning. 6:am
http://www.chacha.com/question/what-is-the-differe...
1. Cover a 5-square-foot section of the wall that you wish to tile in a layer of thinset mortar. Spread the thinset with a notched trowel to the thickness necessary. Tilt the trowel
http://www.ehow.com/how_12020116_even-ceramic-wall...
bright screens or lights influencing the brain. Insomniacs hate to believe this fact because it means no TV/computer for the couple of hours before bed. At least from my experience
http://www.quora.com/Why-might-a-person-feel-much-...
Explore this Topic
Morning, afternoon, evening, and night have different meanings. Generally, morning starts at dawn all the way up to noon. Afternoon starts immediately after morning ...
About -  Privacy -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback  -  Sitemap  © 2014 Ask.com