Definition of era
1a : a fixed point in time from which a series of years is reckonedb : a memorable or important date or event; especially : one that begins a new period in the history of a person or thing
2 : a system of chronological notation computed from a given date as basis
3a : a period identified by some prominent figure or characteristic feature the era of the horse and buggyb : a stage in development (as of a person or thing)c : a large division of geologic time usually shorter than an eon Paleozoic era
Examples of era in a Sentence
the era of the horse and buggy
We're just now entering an era of great prosperity.
His death marks the end of an era.
Recent Examples of era from the Web
These are issues requiring social reform, ideas which have been touted by black activists in the city for decades, which are now being led in the Trump era by Windy City activist groups like Assata's Daughters and the Chicago chapter of BYP100.
A parade, a flag-raising, speeches, Civil War-era music from a brass band, dances and contests marked the annual Independence Day at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park.
The pitching staff posted a 3.98 ERA while holding opponents to a .230 batting average.
In her dominating 20-plus-year career, Williams has won a whopping 23 Grand Slam single titles, more than any other female player in an Open era, including the great Stefi Graff.
Now the rotten CEOs are gone, it’s Mirando’s new era, with me, and with new core values: environment and life.
NEW YORK -- The era of working for one company and retiring with a gold watch has gone the way of the Edsel.
With 23 grand-slam wins on the women’s pro tennis tour spanning nearly three decades—from her first, at 17 years old, in September of 1999, to her latest, at 35, in January of 2017, and the most in the open era—
For those who missed out—or who want an excuse to re-live the era of oversized blazers and Duran Duran—Netflix’s new show GLOW might be your best bet.
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Synonym Discussion of era
Definition of ERA
1 earned run average
2 Equal Rights Amendment
ERA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of era for English Language Learners
: a period of time that is associated with a particular quality, event, person, etc.
ERA Defined for Kids
Definition of era for Students
1 : a period of time starting from some special date or event or known for a certain feature the computer era
2 : an important period of history the colonial era
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