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 That investment is currently underwater, with Bitcoin trading around $30,030 as of 4:00pm eastern time. John Hyatt, Forbes, 14 May 2022 Valuations were calculated using close-of-market stock prices, and crypto asset prices as of noon eastern time on both days. John Hyatt, Forbes, 25 Jan. 2022 As of around 12:30pm US eastern time today the Crystal Symphony was sailing off the northwest point of Puerto Rico, according to cruise tracking data. Courtney Vinopal, Quartz, 24 Jan. 2022 Indiana was on the second night of a back-to-back after winning at San Antonio on Saturday night and lost two hours of recovery time due to switching from the central to eastern time zone and daylight savings. James Boyd, The Indianapolis Star, 14 Mar. 2022 The data from Johns Hopkins University is complete as of midnight eastern time in Baltimore, and delays in reporting over the holidays may have played a role in the rising rates. Fortune, 4 Jan. 2022 Powerball will also be holding a special $1 million drawing just after midnight, eastern time, on Jan. 1. Nadine El-bawab, ABC News, 31 Dec. 2021 The best time to catch the bright lights is predicted to be between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. eastern time on Saturday, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA Today reports. Lisa Kim, Forbes, 30 Oct. 2021 The opening ceremony takes place on Friday, July 23 at 7am US eastern time (8pm local time). Annabelle Timsit, Quartz, 19 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of eastern time

1878, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jun 2022

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“Eastern time.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eastern%20time. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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