era meaning

EN[ˈɪə̯ɹ.ə] [-iə(ɹ)ə] [ˈɛɹ.ə] [-ɛrə]
  • An era is a span of time marked by character, events, changes on earth, etc.

    Definition of era in English Dictionary

  • NounPLeras
    1. A time period of indeterminate length, generally more than one year.
      1. Even in an era when individuality in dress is a cult, his clothes were noticeable. He was wearing a hard hat of the low round kind favoured by hunting men, and with it a black duffle-coat lined with white.
    2. (geology) A unit of time, smaller than aeons and greater than periods.
    3. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • Drinking alcohol was relegalized after the era of Prohibition.
        • Much of the timbre of a voice whose richness in an earlier era was synonymous with an image of supervirility remains intact.
        • Spectator rowdiness and movement during matches is considered part of the “modern era of tennis” and good for the game, attracting nonfans interested in the spectacle.
      2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • The collapse of the gold standard brought about much of the economic turmoil of that era.
        • Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin (1889–1977), English comic actor and film director of the silent film era.
        • The second Book is divided into eight Chapters, treats of the origin of the Greek Characters, and changes that happen'd in them, to the fourth Century of the common Era.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Nouns
        • Countable nouns
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      Meaning of era for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "era" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
      Difficultness: Level 2
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      Definiteness: Level 9
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