What does ERA mean?

Definitions for ERAˈɪər ə, ˈɛr ə

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. era, epoch(noun)

    a period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event

  2. era, geological era(noun)

    a major division of geological time; an era is usually divided into two or more periods

  3. 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


  1. era(Noun)

    A time period of indeterminate length, generally more than one year.

  2. Origin: From aera.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Era(noun)

    a fixed point of time, usually an epoch, from which a series of years is reckoned

  2. Era(noun)

    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)

  3. Era(noun)

    a period of time in which a new order of things prevails; a signal stage of history; an epoch


  1. Era

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Era

    ē′ra, n. a series of years reckoned from a particular point, or that point itself: an important date. [Late L. æra, a number, orig. 'counters,' pieces of copper used in counting, being the neut.pl. of æs, æris, copper.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. era

    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.

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  2. ERA

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ERA' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4206

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ERA' in Nouns Frequency: #1719

Anagrams for ERA »

  1. are, ear, Rae

  2. ear

  3. Rae

  4. are


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ERA in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ERA in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ed Harbour:

    It’s the new era of computing.

  2. Uruguayan Alfredo Evangelista:

    Not just of my era, but of all time.

  3. Mike Pence:

    The era of strategic patience is over.

  4. Jeff Sessions:

    This is a new era, this is the Trump era.

  5. Howie Lee:

    It looks like the end of an era for gold.

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