Meaning of “the East Coast” in the English Dictionary


"the East Coast" in English

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the East Coastnoun

uk /ˌiːst ˈkəʊst/ us /ˌiːst ˈkoʊst/

Examples from literature

  • Everyone is guessing at that—a lot of people thought most of the army would be sent to the East Coast. 
  • He applied to his chief, and he got some famous strange doctor from the East Coast to cure him. 
  • With the time-difference to the East Coast, I got him just as he reached his office. 

(Definition of “the East Coast” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"East coast" in American English

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East coastnoun [ U ]

/ˈist ˈkoʊst/

(in the US) the area near the Atlantic Ocean, from Maine to Florida

(Definition of “East coast” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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