east·​ern·​most ˈē-stərn-ˌmōst How to pronounce easternmost (audio)
: furthest to the east
… the northern tip of the island of Newfoundland, Canada's easternmost province.Vanda Sendzimir
No trip to Honolulu is complete without a drive to the easternmost point, Makapuu, about 30 minutes from Waikiki.The New York Times

Examples of easternmost in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By the middle of the 21st century, the average daily temperature in Wisconsin is expected to be 5 degrees warmer in most areas and 4 degrees warmer in some of the easternmost counties, including Brown and Milwaukee counties. Claire Reid, Journal Sentinel, 22 Mar. 2024 Moscow found little popular support, and at first, Putin ended up controlling just a sliver of Ukraine’s two easternmost provinces. Carl Bildt, Foreign Affairs, 28 Sep. 2023 Lyn Walls, 57, lives in the Maiden Lane Estate, a residential complex with a mix of public and private housing, adjacent to where the easternmost section of the new park will eventually stand. Megan Specia, New York Times, 27 Jan. 2024 China and Russia also agreed less than three weeks before the Ukraine war to build a third, smaller pipeline that would carry gas from easternmost Russia to northeastern China, and construction on that project has raced ahead. Keith Bradsher, New York Times, 21 Dec. 2023 Mike Woodson’s mind was on his seniors, in the aftermath of a 66-57 defeat at Rutgers on Tuesday night that lengthened the Hoosiers’ problems with good performance in the Big Ten’s easternmost outpost for at least one more season. Zach Osterman, The Indianapolis Star, 10 Jan. 2024 There has long been a trickle of asylum-seekers showing up at border checkpoints in Finland, which is the European Union’s easternmost member. Vanessa Gera and Jari Tanner, The Christian Science Monitor, 12 Dec. 2023 At its easternmost end, the Cayman Trench branches into two fault systems. Jordan Fisher Smith, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2019 This exquisite image captures the Horsehead Nebula, which is located near the easternmost star of Orion’s belt. Will Sullivan, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1631, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of easternmost was circa 1631

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“Easternmost.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/easternmost. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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