eastern time


often capitalized E
: the time of the fifth time zone west of Greenwich that includes the eastern U.S. see time zone illustration

Examples of eastern time in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At 11:00 am eastern time, Tropical Storm Fernanda was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone. Kathryn Prociv, NBC News, 17 Aug. 2023 The debate takes place in Milwaukee at 9 p.m. eastern time Wednesday. David Jackson, USA TODAY, 23 Aug. 2023 On Wednesday morning in Australia, which is 14 hours ahead of the eastern time zone in the U.S., the wildlife service said 51 whales died overnight and more than 100 staff personnel and 250 volunteers were trying to keep the remaining 45 whales alive. Francisco Guzman, USA TODAY, 26 July 2023 Republican governor Ron DeSantis officially filed paperwork to run for president on May 24, hours before launching his campaign in an audio-only Twitter Spaces event at 6pm eastern time along with Elon Musk. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz, 24 May 2023 But quickly, that question became moot—by 11.45 am eastern time June 22, the search was over. Alex Christian, WIRED, 29 June 2023 The ceremony will begin at around 11 a.m. local time (6 a.m. eastern time), but arrivals began at the Abbey bright and early this morning in London. Town & Country, 7 May 2023 The Rings of Power theater event will be held on Aug. 31, at 7pm US eastern time, and tickets will be available beginning today at 12pm US eastern time. Adario Strange, Quartz, 22 Aug. 2022 The Palace has yet to confirm what time specifically the service will begin, but Queen Elizabeth's coronation began at 11:15 a.m local time (6:15 a.m. eastern time, 3:15 a.m. pacific time). Town & Country, 6 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of eastern time was in 1878

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“Eastern time.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eastern%20time. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

eastern time

often capitalized E
: the time of the fifth time zone west of Greenwich that includes the eastern U.S.
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