• WordNet 3.6
    • n 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
    • n era a major division of geological time; an era is usually divided into two or more periods
    • n era a period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: During the era of Louis XIV, women used lemons to redden their lips
    • Era 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 ."
    • Era 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."
    • Era 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 erasee under Christian). "The first century of our era ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In the Victoria era, red tulips were a declaration of love
    • n era A tale or count of years from a fixed epoch; a period during which, in some part or parts of the world, years are numbered and dates are reckoned from a particular point of time in the past, generally determined by some historical event. See phrases below.
    • n era A series of years having some distinctive historical character: as, the era of good feeling (see below).
    • n era Loosely, an epoch from which time is reckoned, or a point of time noted for some event or occurrence; an epoch in general: as, the era of Christ's appearance.
    • n era A Cæsarean era beginning 48 b. c., Oct. 1st.
    • n era An era coinciding with the reformed era of Alexandria.
    • n era In geology, a division of geologic time which, according to the recommendation of the International Congress of Geologists, is to be regarded as of highest rank, corresponding to the stratigraphic term group. See group, 3 .
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The stormtroopers in the original starwars are seen in many seen carrying long blasters. On closer inspection you can see that the blasters are actually WWII era German MG42 machine guns (modified slightly)
    • n Era ē′ra a series of years reckoned from a particular point, or that point itself: an important date.
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  • Dag Hammarskjold
    “In our era, the road to holiness necessarily passes through the world of action.”
  • Lynn White
    Lynn White
    “We live in an era when rapid change breeds fear, and fear too often congeals us into a rigidity which we mistake for stability.”
  • Richard M. Nixon
    “Let us move from the era of confrontation to the era of negotiation.”
  • Arianna Stassinopoulos
    Arianna Stassinopoulos
    “Our current obsession with creativity is the result of our continued striving for immortality in an era when most people no longer believe in an after-life.”
  • Ogden Nash
    “I do not like to get the news, because there has never been an era when so many things were going so right for so many of the wrong persons.”
  • Sam Walter Foss
    Sam Walter Foss
    “Bring me men to match my mountains: Bring me men to match my plains: Men with empires in their purpose and new eras in their brains.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. aera, an era, in earlier usage, the items of an account, counters, pl. of aes, aeris, brass, money. See Ore
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Late L. æra, a number, orig. 'counters,' pieces of copper used in counting, being the of æs, æris, copper.


In literature:

They felt the approach of a new era.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11" by Various
Now began an activity under its auspices that established a whole new era in the conduct of the theater.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
The era of the high school course is being succeeded by the era of the high school boy and the high school girl.
"The New Education" by Scott Nearing
It was equally remarkable as an era of discipline in scientific thinking.
"The Discovery of America Vol. 1 (of 2)" by John Fiske
The war of 1866 began a new era in the history of the Austrian empire.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
The next few years were a troublous time, a stormy era of transition, for most English people.
"The Message" by Alec John Dawson
New life comes only with the era of emancipation and enlightenment.
"Jewish Literature and Other Essays" by Gustav Karpeles
These sprang up in Alexandria, Babylon, and Jerusalem in the early centuries of the Christian era.
"History of Education" by Levi Seeley
They probably arrived at the Dispersion of the first century of our era; or it may be later.
"India, Its Life and Thought" by John P. Jones
The speech in question will make a "new era" in the tactics of abolitionism, and that is all.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various

In poetry:

Era un uomo sensibile; dicea
Che tutto vive d'una vita arcana;
Che, come il bruco, si forma l'idea;
Che non e` sola l'esistenza umana.
"Mors Tua, Vita Mea" by Ferdinando Fontana
Then comes a day when institutions turn
And carve the men, or cast them into moulds;
One Era trembles while volcanoes burn,
Another Age beholds
"Arms And The Man - The War Horse draws The Plough" by James Barron Hope
How I have gaz'd--to madness gaz'd,
On charms that others ne'er could find ;
No faintest trace has time eras'd,
Of all that stole my passive mind.
"The Death Of Love" by Laura Sophia Temple
They did their best; their hands eras'd
The thorns of greater strength and size;
Then 'mid the softer moss they plac'd
The exiled flower of paradise.
"The Progress Of The Rose" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
O City sitting by the Sea
How proud the day that dawned on thee,
When the new era, long desired, began,
And, in its need, the hour had found the man!
"The Vow Of Washington" by John Greenleaf Whittier
That Era's life and meaning his to teach,
To him the parchments, but the shell to me,
His voice the voice of billows on the beach
Wherein we heard the sea.
"Arms And The Man - The Dead Statesman" by James Barron Hope

In news:

Bartolo Colon was 10-9 with a 3.43 ERA this season with the Athletics.
In an era of mass-produced gadgets, there is a certain pride in knowing that a single Swiss artisan produced your watch by hand.
When Lucille Parker Wright Markey died early Sunday morning, it seemed that an era in American thoroughbred racing might also have reached its end.
Neil Lanctot's fine biography traces the Brooklyn Dodgers star's rise through the Negro Leagues to the majors, depicting the realities of pro sports of his era.
The closure of Snokist Growers's fresh-fruit packing business marks the end of an era for one of the oldest fruit packers in the Yakima, Washington, district.
Now, in the era of sustainability, these mats may have a place in your greenhouse again.
Chancellor Rita Cheng says the old plan wasn't bad but was drafted in a different era for public higher education.
Contests, celebrations help commemorate the end of an era.
Dane Carder makes paintings based on Civil War-era photographs.
And so they wistfully call for a return to the social mores of the old bipartisan era.
The singers will perform on the front porches of local businesses, offering familiar carols as well as music of the Renaissance and medieval eras and contemporary arran gements of popular holiday-season tunes.
He transcends his era in the same way his frequent co-star Irene Dunne is able to do.
Fifty years ago, John F Kennedy took office and ushered in an era of unprecedented attention and support for the arts.
Even in an era of studies highly critical of J.
The Todd Graham era at Arizona State is off to a surprising start.

In science:

Although the Universe seems homogenous and isotropic at present, there are no observational data guarantying the isotropy in the era prior to the recombination.
On the role of $\Lambda$-term in the evolution of Bianchi-I cosmological model with nonlinear spinor field
In the era before skydips, the accepted practice was to observe the planetary calibrator at the same airmass as the target ob ject.
The SCUBA Local Universe Galaxy Survey II. 450 micron data - evidence for cold dust in bright IRAS Galaxies
The point 6 is the beginning of Phase D in era V.
Observational tests of the Electro-Magnetic Black Hole Theory in Gamma-Ray Bursts
Some qualitative representation of these eras as a function of the radial coordinate, in logarithmic scale are represented in Fig. 2.
Observational tests of the Electro-Magnetic Black Hole Theory in Gamma-Ray Bursts
In this era Salton and his students developed the vector-space model [107] and the SMART system .
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research