Era - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɪrə|  American pronunciation of the word era
Brit.  |ˈɪərə|  British pronunciation of the word era

noun

- a period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event (syn: epoch)
- a major division of geological time; an era is usually divided into two or more periods
- (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

Examples

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.

We live in an era of instant communication.

His death marked the end of an era.

Word forms

noun
singular: era
plural: eras
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