Era
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. [1913 Webster]

The foundation of Solomon's temple is conjectured by Ideler to have been an era. --R. S. Poole. [1913 Webster]

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}). [1913 Webster]

The first century of our era. --M. Arnold. [1913 Webster]

3. A period of time in which a new order of things prevails; a signal stage of history; an epoch. [1913 Webster]

Painting may truly be said to have opened the new era of culture. --J. A. Symonds.

Syn: Epoch; time; date; period; age; dispensation. See {Epoch}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
(marked by any administration or dispensation) / , , , , / (from which dates are reckoned), ,


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