See under standard time.
the civil time officially adopted for a country or region, usually the civil time of some specific meridian lying within the region. The standard time zones in the U.S. (Atlantic time, Eastern time, Central time, Mountain time, Pacific time, Yukon time, Alaska-Hawaii time, and Bering time) use the civil times of the 60th, 75th, 90th, 105th, 120th, 135th, 150th, and 165th meridians respectively, the difference of time between one zone and the next being exactly one hour.
the official local time of a region or country determined by the distance from Greenwich of a line of longitude passing through the area
The time in any of the 24 time zones into which the Earth’s surface is divided, usually the mean time at the central meridian of the given zone. There are four standard time zones in the contiguous continental United States: Eastern, using the 75th meridian; Central, using the 90th meridian; Mountain, using the 105th meridian; and Pacific, using the 120th meridian. Alaska Standard Time, centered on the 135th meridian, is one hour behind Pacific time, and Hawaii Standard Time, centered on the 150th meridian, is one hour behind Alaska time. See more at daylight-saving time, time zone.
- Bering strait
a strait between Alaska and the Russian Federation in Asia, connecting the Bering Sea and the Arctic Ocean. 36 miles (58 km) wide. Contemporary Examples At the time, Palin was ridiculed for suggesting that one could literally see Russia across the Bering Strait. My Russian Spy Ring Dream Team Reihan Salam June 29, 2010 Historical […]
screen (def 17).
to scribble all over (something).
to be fit for or worthy of; become: conduct that beseems a gentleman. to be suitable or fitting. Historical Examples A sailorman ain’t built to die in his bed, nor does it beseem him to be buried on shore. With Porter in the Essex James Otis Prithee, Jack, take no airs, for they beseem thee […]