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.
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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