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{adj: post meridiem, p.m., pm} after noon

{adv: post meridiem, P.M., PM} between noon and midnight
"let's meet at 8 P.M."

{adv: soonest, earliest} with the least delay
"the soonest I can arrive is 3 P.M."

{n: bell, ship's bell} (nautical) each of the eight half-hour units of nautical time signaled by strokes of a ship's bell; eight bells signals 4:00, 8:00, or 12:00 o'clock, either a.m. or p.m.

{n: day shift, day watch} workers who work during the day (as 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

{n: day shift} the work shift during the day (as 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

{n: evening shift, swing shift} the work shift during the evening (as 4 p.m. to midnight)

{n: evening shift} workers who work during the evening (as 4 p.m. to midnight)

{n: nones} the fifth of the seven canonical hours; about 3 p.m.

{n: prime time} the hours between 7 and 11 p.m. when the largest tv audience is available

{v: air} be broadcast
"This show will air Saturdays at 2 P.M."

{v: close, fold, shut down, close down} cease to operate or cause to cease operating
"The owners decided to move and to close the factory"
"My business closes every night at 8 P.M."
<-> open

{v: eat} eat a meal ; take a meal
"We did not eat until 10 P.M. because there were so many phone calls"
"I didn't eat yet, so I gladly accept your invitation"

{v: place, put, set} estimate
"We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M."

{v: serve, serve up, dish out, dish up, dish} provide (usually but not necessarily food)
"We serve meals for the homeless"
"She dished out the soup at 8 P.M."
"The entertainers served up a lively show"

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