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ERA

abbr.
1. earned run average
2. Equal Rights Amendment

e·ra

 (îr′ə, ĕr′ə)
n.
1. A period of time as reckoned from a specific date serving as the basis of its chronological system.
2. A period of time characterized by particular circumstances, events, or personages: the Colonial era of US history; the Reagan era.
3. The longest division of geologic time, made up of one or more periods.

[Late Latin aera, from Latin, counters, pl. of aes, aer-, bronze coin; see ayes- in Indo-European roots.]

era

(ˈɪərə)
n
1. a period of time considered as being of a distinctive character; epoch
2. an extended period of time the years of which are numbered from a fixed point or event: the Christian era.
3. a point in time, esp one beginning a new or distinctive period: the discovery of antibiotics marked an era in modern medicine.
4. (Palaeontology) geology a major division of geological time, divided into several periods: the Mesozoic era.
[C17: from Latin aera counters, plural of aes brass, pieces of brass money]

ERA

(ˈiːrə)
n acronym for
1. (Education) (in Britain) Education Reform Act: the 1988 act which established the key elements of the National Curriculum
2. (Sociology) (in the US) Equal Rights Amendment: a proposed amendment to the US Constitution enshrining equality between the sexes

e•ra

(ˈɪər ə, ˈɛr ə)

n., pl. e•ras.
1. a period of time marked by distinctive character, events, etc.
2. the period of time to which anything belongs or is to be assigned.
3. a system of chronologic notation reckoned from a given date.
4. a point of time from which succeeding years are numbered, as at the beginning of a system of chronology.
5. a date or an event forming the beginning of any distinctive period.
6. a major division of geologic time composed of a number of periods.
[1605–15; < Late Latin aera fixed date, era, probably identical with Latin aera counters, pl. of aes piece of metal, money]

ERA

1. Also, eraBaseball. earned run average.
2. Equal Rights Amendment.

e·ra

(îr′ə)
A division of geologic time, longer than a period and shorter than an eon.

era

A time unit within an eon. An era contains at least two periods.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.era - a period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or eventera - a period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
day - an era of existence or influence; "in the day of the dinosaurs"; "in the days of the Roman Empire"; "in the days of sailing ships"; "he was a successful pianist in his day"
historic period, age - an era of history having some distinctive feature; "we live in a litigious age"
modern era - the present or recent times
2.era - a major division of geological time; an era is usually divided into two or more periods
geologic time, geological time - the time of the physical formation and development of the earth (especially prior to human history)
eon, aeon - the longest division of geological time
geological period, period - a unit of geological time during which a system of rocks formed; "ganoid fishes swarmed during the earlier geological periods"
3.ERA - (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
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
criterion, standard, touchstone, measure - a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated; "the schools comply with federal standards"; "they set the measure for all subsequent work"

era

noun age, time, period, stage, date, generation, cycle, epoch, aeon, day or days a custom pre-dating the Christian era

era

noun
A particular time notable for its distinctive characteristics:
age, day, epoch, period, time (often used in plural).
Translations
عَصْرعَهْد، فَتْرَه
èpocaeraperíode
æraepokeperiodetidsalder
ÄraErdzeitalterZeitalter
éra
erajamanmasaperiode
sögulegt tímabilsögulegt tímabil, tímar
aetas
era
ēralaikmets
epocăerăperioadă
era

era

[ˈɪərə] Nera f
to mark an erahacer época

era

[ˈɪərə] nère f, époque f
to be the end of an era → marquer la fin d'une époque
the post-war era → les années d'après-guerre

era

nÄra f, → Epoche f; (Geol) → Erdzeitalter nt; the Christian era(die) christliche Zeitrechnung; the end of an eradas Ende einer Ära

era

[ˈɪərə] nera

era

(ˈiərə) noun
1. a number of years counting from an important point in history. the Victorian era.
2. a period of time marked by an important event or events. an era of social reform.
References in classic literature ?
A CONVENTION of female writers, which for two days had been stuffing Woman's couch with goose-quills and hailing the down of a new era, adjourned with unabated enthusiasm, shouting, "Place aux dames
It was for the Mediterranean sailors that fair-haired sirens sang among the black rocks seething in white foam and mysterious voices spoke in the darkness above the moving wave - voices menacing, seductive, or prophetic, like that voice heard at the beginning of the Christian era by the master of an African vessel in the Gulf of Syrta, whose calm nights are full of strange murmurs and flitting shadows.
Like all that pertains to crime, it seemed never to have known a youthful era.
I read it as it came out week after week in the old National Era, and I broke my heart over Uncle Tom's Cabin, as every one else did.
6 Many of them again are of later origin, and are to be traced to the monks of the middle ages: and yet this collection, though thus made up of fables both earlier and later than the era of Aesop, rightfully bears his name, because he composed so large a number (all framed in the same mould, and conformed to the same fashion, and stamped with the same lineaments, image, and superscription) as to secure to himself the right to be considered the father of Greek fables, and the founder of this class of writing, which has ever since borne his name, and has secured for him, through all succeeding ages, the position of the first of moralists.
The adventures of the Yellow Diamond begin with the eleventh century of the Christian era.
Every revolution was first a thought in one man's mind, and when the same thought occurs to another man, it is the key to that era.
Remember that the country is only just free from a long era of Conservative rule.
The angles of a Square (and still more those of an equilateral Triangle), being much more pointed than those of a Pentagon, and the lines of inanimate objects (such as houses) being dimmer than the lines of Men and Women, it follows that there is no little danger lest the points of a square or triangular house residence might do serious injury to an inconsiderate or perhaps absent-minded traveller suddenly therefore, running against them: and as early as the eleventh century of our era, triangular houses were universally forbidden by Law, the only exceptions being fortifications, powder-magazines, barracks, and other state buildings, which it is not desirable that the general public should approach without circumspection.
Hudson remained at the head of the telephone table until his death, in 1900, and thus lived to see the dawn of the era of big business.
This obscure reference applies to a blind negro musician who took the world by storm in the latter half of the nineteenth century of the Christian Era.
Sometimes a man survives a considerable time from an era in which he had his place into one which is strange to him, and then the curious are offered one of the most singular spectacles in the human comedy.