Definitions for eraˈɪər ə, ˈɛr ə
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
e•raˈɪər ə, ˈɛr ə(n.)(pl.)e•ras.
a period of time marked by distinctive character, events, etc.
the period of time to which anything belongs or is to be assigned.
a system of chronologic notation reckoned from a given date.
a point of time from which succeeding years are numbered, as at the beginning of a system of chronology.
a date or an event forming the beginning of any distinctive period.
a major division of geologic time composed of a number of periods.
Origin of era:
1605–15; < LL aera fixed date, era, prob. identical with L aera counters, pl. of aes piece of metal, money
Also, eraBaseball. earned run average.
Equal Rights Amendment.
a period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event
era, geological era(noun)
a major division of geological time; an era is usually divided into two or more periods
earned run average, ERA(noun)
(baseball) a measure of a pitcher's effectiveness; calculated as the average number of earned runs allowed by the pitcher for every nine innings pitched
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
era(noun)ˈɪər ə, ˈɛr ə
a period in history with definite characteristics
the modern/Victorian/cold-war era; the beginning/end of an era
A time period of indeterminate length, generally more than one year.
Origin: From aera.
a fixed point of time, usually an epoch, from which a series of years is reckoned
a period of time reckoned from some particular date or epoch; a succession of years dating from some important event; as, the era of Alexander; the era of Christ, or the Christian era (see under Christian)
a period of time in which a new order of things prevails; a signal stage of history; an epoch
An era is a commonly used word for a long period of time. When used in science, for example geology, an era denotes a clearly defined period of time of arbitrary but well-defined length, such as for example the Mesozoic Era from 252 Ma–66 Ma, delimited by a start event and an end event. When used in social history, eras may for example denote a period of some monarch's reign. In colloquial language, eras denote longer spans of time, before and after which the practices or fashions change to a significant degree. When era is extended to a calendar system, it is known as a calendar era. In Sanskrit or Indian culture eras are known as Yugas.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
Syn. epoch. Webster's Unabridged makes these words almost synonymous, but era more often connotes a span of time rather than a point in time, whereas the reverse is true for epoch. The epoch usage is recommended.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'era' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4206
Rank popularity for the word 'era' in Nouns Frequency: #1719
Translations for era
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a number of years counting from an important point in history
the Victorian era.
- eraPortuguese (BR)
- æra; epoke; tidsalder; periodeDanish
- εποχή, ιστορική περίοδοςGreek
- aeg, ajajärkEstonian
- دوره؛ زمانهFarsi
- युग, संवत कल्पHindi
- era, dobaCroatian
- sögulegt tímabilIcelandic
- era, epocaItalian
- 역사, 정치상의) 시대Korean
- tidsalder, epoke,æraNorwegian
- دوره؛ زمانهPersian
- عصر، زمانه، دور، مهال، دتاريخ مبداPashto
- çağ, devirTurkish
- 時代Chinese (Trad.)
- ера; добаUkrainian
- تقویم یا تسلسل زمانی جو کسی اہم واقعے سے شمار کیا جاتا ہےUrdu
- kỷ nguyênVietnamese
- 时代Chinese (Simp.)
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