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Webster 1913 Edition


Era

E′ra

,
Noun.
;
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
.
R. S. Poole.
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
.
M. Arnold.
3.
A period of time in which a new order of things prevails; a signal stage of history; an epoch.
Syn. – Epoch; time; date; period; age; dispensation. See
Epoch
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Era

E'RA

,
Noun.
[L. oera. The origin of the term is not obvious.]
1.
In chronology, a fixed point of time, from which any number of years is begun to be counted; as the Christian Era. It differs from epoch in this; era is a point of time fixed by some nation or denomination of men; epoch is a point fixed by historians and chronologists. The christian era began at the epoch of the birth of Christ.
2.
A succession of years proceeding from a fixed point, or comprehended between two fixed points. The era of the Seleucides ended with the reign of Antiochus.

Definition 2021


Era

Era

See also: Appendix:Variations of "era"

Italian

Proper noun

Era f

  1. (Greek mythology) Hera
  2. A river that flows in Tuscany

Anagrams

era

era

See also: Appendix:Variations of "era"

English

Alternative forms

Noun

era (plural eras)

  1. A time period of indeterminate length, generally more than one year.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 6, in The China Governess:
      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.
    • 2012 January 1, Philip E. Mirowski, “Harms to Health from the Pursuit of Profits”, in American Scientist, volume 100, number 1, page 87:
      In an era when political leaders promise deliverance from decline through America’s purported preeminence in scientific research, the news that science is in deep trouble in the United States has been as unwelcome as a diagnosis of leukemia following the loss of health insurance.
  2. (geology) A unit of time, smaller than eons and greater than periods.

Synonyms

  • (time period of indeterminate length): age, epoch, period
  • See also Wikisaurus:era

Derived terms

  • (geological time unit): Cenozoic era, erathem, Mesozoic era, Paleozoic era

Coordinate terms

Translations

Anagrams


Asturian

Noun

era f (plural eres)

  1. era (time period)

Synonyms


Basque

Noun

era

  1. manner

Catalan

Noun

era ? (plural eres)

  1. Small section of arable land destined for cultivation.

Verb

era

  1. first-person singular imperfect indicative form of ser
  2. third-person singular imperfect indicative form of ser

Chuukese

Verb

era

  1. (intransitive) to say

Related terms


Esperanto

Adjective

era (accusative singular eran, plural eraj, accusative plural erajn)

  1. adjective form of ero (“bit, piece”).

Fala

Verb

era

  1. third-person singular imperfect indicative of sel
    • 2000, Domingo Frades Gaspar, Vamus a falal: Notas pâ coñocel y platical en nosa fala, Editora regional da Extremadura, Theme IV, Chapter 1: Non Diptongación da “E” i a “O” en Nossa Fala:
      Tampocu era normal en o leonés antiguu, según os estudius dos escritus i textus estudiaus, por ejemplu por Menéndez Pidal, quen tamén viñu i estudió o mañegu.
      Neither was it normal in Old Leonese, according to studies of the writings and the texts studied, by Menéndez Pidal for example, who also came and studied Mañego.

Galician

Verb

era

  1. first-person and third-person singular imperfect indicative of ser

Interlingua

Noun

era (plural eras)

  1. era

Italian

Noun

era f (plural ere)

  1. age, epoch, period
  2. (geology) era

Verb

era

  1. imperfect indicative third-person singular form of essere

See also

Anagrams


Latin

Pronunciation

Noun

era f (genitive erae); first declension

  1. mistress (of a house, with respect to the servants)

Inflection

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative era erae
genitive erae erārum
dative erae erīs
accusative eram erās
ablative erā erīs
vocative era erae

Luganda

Conjunction

era

  1. and then (only used for occurrences in chronological order)

See also

References

p. 95, The Essentials of Luganda, J. D. Chesswas, 4th edition. Oxford University Press: Nairobi. 1967.

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Old Dutch

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *aizō.

Noun

ēra f

  1. honour
  2. dignity

Derived terms

  • unera

Descendants


Old High German

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *aizō, whence also Old English ār, Old Norse eir.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈeː.ra/

Noun

ēra f

  1. honour
  2. renown
  3. respect

Descendants

References

  • Henry Frowde, An Old High German Primer

Old Saxon

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *aizō, whence also Old English ār, Old Norse eir.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛː.rɑ/

Noun

ēra f

  1. honour
  2. renown
  3. glory

Declension


Old Tupi

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈʔɛɾa/, /ˈtɛɾa/

Noun

era

  1. name

Usage notes

  • The stem era could never be used inside a sentence without a prefix. The absolute form tera was used whenever the noun was not possessed.

References


Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛra/

Noun

era f

  1. era

Declension

Related terms


Portuguese

Pronunciation

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Etymology 1

Inflected form of ser (to be).

Verb

era

  1. first-person singular imperfect indicative form of ser
  2. third-person singular imperfect indicative form of ser

Etymology 2

From Late Latin aera.

Noun

era f (plural eras)

  1. era (time period of indeterminate length, generally more than one year)
  2. (archaeology) age (period of human prehistory)
  3. (geology) era (unit of time, smaller than aeons and greater than periods)
Synonyms
  • (indeterminately lengthy time period): época
  • (period of human prehistory): idade
Derived terms
  • era antropozóica
  • era cenozóica
  • era cristã
  • era da pedra
  • era da pedra lascada
  • era da pedra polida
  • era digital
  • era do bronze
  • era do ferro
  • era mesozóica
  • era paleozóica
  • era Proterozóica

Rapa Nui

Pronoun

era

  1. that

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [eˈra]

Verb

era

  1. third-person singular imperfect form of fi. he/she was (being)
    el era ieri prost
    he was being an idiot yesterday

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From Late Latin aera.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ěːra/
  • Hyphenation: e‧ra

Noun

éra f (Cyrillic spelling е́ра)

  1. era

Declension


Spanish

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: e‧ra

Etymology 1

see ser

Verb

era

  1. First-person singular (yo) imperfect indicative form of ser.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperfect indicative form of ser.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) imperfect indicative form of ser.

See also

Etymology 2

From Late Latin aera.

Noun

era f (plural eras)

  1. era
  2. (geology) era

Etymology 3

From Latin ārea.

Noun

era f (plural eras)

  1. threshing floor
  2. tipple

Swedish

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Old Norse yðr, yðar, from Proto-Germanic *izwiz.

Pronunciation

Noun

era c

  1. era

Declension

Inflection of era 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative era eran eror erorna
Genitive eras erans erors erornas

Pronoun

era (singular form er)

  1. your, yours (multiple owners of more than one object)

Declension