era

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An era is a period of time distinguished by a particular character. “It was the Eisenhower era, when people were more willing to serve in the military.”

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

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

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


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

n.
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).

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


Era

E"ra , n.; pl. Eras . [LL. aera an era, in earlier usage, the items of an account, counters, pl. of aes, aeris, brass, money. See Ore.] 1. A fixed point of time, usually an epoch, from which a series of years is reckoned.
The foundation of Solomon's temple is conjectured by Ideler to have been an era.
2. 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).
The first century of our era.
3. A period of time in which a new order of things prevails; a signal stage of history; an epoch.
Painting may truly be said to have opened the new era of culture.
Syn. -- Epoch; time; date; period; age; dispensation. See Epoch.

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

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Usage Examples

I hate to mention age, but I come from an era when we weren't consumed by technology and television.

I have for some time urged that a nuclear abolition summit to mark the effective end of the nuclear era be convened in Hiroshima and Nagasaki on the 70th anniversary of the bombings of those cities, with the participation of national leaders and representatives of global civil society.

In an era ruled by materialism and unstable geopolitics, art must be restored to the center of public education.

I went to England in the '70s, and I was in my early 20s. There was still a residue of that era of being an underclass or colonial. I assume it must have been a more aggressive and prominent attitude 40 years before that, because Australia internationally wasn't regarded as having much cultural value. We were a country full of sheep and convicts.

Design, in its broadest sense, is the enabler of the digital era - it's a process that creates order out of chaos, that renders technology usable to business. Design means being good, not just looking good.

I'm obsessed with the 1920s, everything from the style to the lifestyle. It was a really cool era.

My dad came out of the Roosevelt era and the Depression. One person and one party made a difference in his life. That's what everybody forgot when they called my father and other people political bosses.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

My dad's era believed that there was something noble in being a good guy - the kind of guy that lived straight and narrow, told the truth, and stood up for what he believed was right.

I come from a different era and I design clothes for our era. I think of people I want to dress when I design.

At the start of his second term, one wonders less about Obama's fitness than his willingness: Why doesn't he do more to build and maintain the relationships required to govern in era of polarization?

A new breeze is blowing, and a world refreshed by freedom seems reborn for in man's heart, if not in fact, the day of the dictator is over. The totalitarian era is passing, its old ideas blown away like leaves from an ancient, lifeless tree.

I am fascinated by history and particularly the Victorian era.

For me, Barack Obama's election was a milestone of the most extraordinary kind. On the day he was elected I felt such hope in my heart. I thought we were seeing the beginning of a new era of equal opportunity across race and gender such as America had never known before.

My leadership will end the Obama era and begin a new era of American prosperity.

Former Olympians also get paid to make appearances. Many of them won their medals in an era when Olympic success didn't go hand-in-hand with financial success.

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