eastern time

noun, often capitalized E

Definition of eastern time

: 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 Its stock has fallen from a post-IPO peak of $49.77 which saw it valued at nearly $4 billion to a current price of $5.75 (at 3.15pm eastern time yesterday) and a market cap of less than $470 million. Yomi Kazeem, Quartz Africa, "Jumia is shipping bigger losses but its plans to build an African fintech leader are on pace," 13 Nov. 2019 The travel and lodging reservation website is opening up the eerie experience on October 28 at 12 p.m. eastern time. Nashia Baker, House Beautiful, "You Can Spend the Night in the Addams Family Mansion This Halloween," 10 Oct. 2019 The two-hour premiere of The Masked Singer season 2 is set to air on Wednesday Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. eastern time on Fox. Laura Hanrahan, Woman's Day, "'The Masked Singer' Season 2 Promised to Be More Extravagant Than Before," 18 Aug. 2019 According to his website, at 10 a.m. local time, or 1 p.m. eastern time, there will be a private ceremony in the rotunda to honor his lifelong dedication to public service. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "How to Watch John McCain's Funeral Services," 29 Aug. 2018 Given that Windsor is five hours ahead of the eastern time zone in the US, fans in the States will be up bright and early for the second royal nuptials of the year. Kara Thompson, Town & Country, "What Time is Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's Wedding?," 13 Sep. 2018 The couple arrived around noon eastern time in the courtyard of Windsor Castle, where the Queen received them at a tent before a group of Cold Stream Guards, one of Britain’s oldest Army units, CBS News reports. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Queen Checking Her Watch While Waiting for Donald Trump Is a True Mood," 13 July 2018 Jordan tweeted an emoji of a smiley face wearing a cowboy hat at 11:09 p.m., nine minutes after the midnight (eastern time) free agency bell set by the NBA. Stefan Stevenson, star-telegram, "DeAndre Jordan is joining the Mavericks (for real this time)," 30 June 2018 The national team begins its quest for Olympic gold early Sunday morning eastern time in a matchup with Finland. Daniel Rapaport, SI.com, "USA Women's Hockey 2018 Olympic Schedule: Full List of Games, Times," 11 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of eastern time

1878, in the meaning defined above

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24 Nov 2019

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“Eastern time.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eastern%20time. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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