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

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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 The Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots will square off in the Super Bowl at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, eastern time. Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "When time does Super Bowl start? What station? What will Charlotteans be eating?," 2 Feb. 2018 First, the most important thing to know: South Korea is 14 hours ahead of the U.S. eastern time zone, so while NBC will be live-streaming events in their NBC Sports app, there will also be nightly primetime coverage of the day's big events on NBC. Sara Gaynes Levy, Glamour, "Your Winter Olympics Primer: The Big Stories to Watch for at the 2018 Games in PyeongChang," 7 Feb. 2018 Trump tweeted similar sentiments, including thanking first responders, shortly after noon eastern time. Alana Abramson, Time, "What to Know About the Deadly Amtrak Crash in South Carolina," 4 Feb. 2018

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1878, in the meaning defined above

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