Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
ERA is the abbreviation of:
Era (musical project)
Era (styled as +eRa+) is a new-age music project by French composer Eric Lévi. The band has sold more than 12 million albums. They use lyrics (by Guy Protheroe) which, although similar to Greek or Latin, are, in fact, deliberately devoid of any exact meaning.
They are best known for their singles " Ameno" and "Madona".
A geologic era is a subdivision of geologic time that divides an eon into smaller units of time. The Phanerozoic Eon is divided into three such time frames: the Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic represent the major stages in the macroscopic fossil record. These eras are separated by catastrophic extinction boundaries, the P-T boundary between the Paleozoic and the Mesozoic and the K-T boundary between the Mesozoic and the Cenozoic. There is evidence that catastrophic meteorite impacts played a role in demarcating the differences between the eras.
The Hadean, Archean and Proterozoic eons were as a whole formerly called the Precambrian. This covered the four billion years of Earth history prior to the appearance of hard-shelled animals. More recently, however, those eons have been subdivided into eras of their own.
A ERA is a Bulgarian publishing house created by Tsvetelina Decheva (Dečeva; president) in 1996. It publishes mainly translated works by authors such as Jeffery Deaver, Orson Scott Card, Agatha Christie, Katerine Eliot, Stefan Kisyov and Aleksandr Belov.
"Era" ( English translation: "It Was") was the Italian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1975, performed in Italian by American-born singer Wess Johnson, and Dori Ghezzi. In 1972 the pair teamed up as a duet to record "Voglio stare con te", an Italian version of British hit " United We Stand", by Brotherhood of Man, and the following year they finished 6th in the Sanremo Music Festival with another duet, "Tu nella mia vita", which became a #5 hit in Italy. The duo went on to release seven albums between the years 1972 and 1979, including a series of Top 10 hits. "Era" was composed by British-Italian singer-songwriter Shel Shapiro (born David Norman Shapiro, formerly of The Rokes and Colin Hicks & The Cabin Boys) and the lyrics were written by Andrea Lo Vecchio.
"Era" is a soul-influenced ballad, with both singers describing how different they feel now that they are in a relationship - presumably with each other - and remembering how "it was" when they first fell in love; "kissing at the movies/finding a hidden corner/blushing in public/talking in secret code - and getting home before midnight".
The song was performed nineteenth on the night (following Sweden's Lars Berghagen with " Jennie, Jennie"). At the close of voting, it had received 115 points, placing it 3rd in a field of 19. "Era" was a modest hit in Italy, peaking at #13 on the singles chart. The duo also recorded the song in English ("Fallin'"), French ("Qui vivra verra") and Spanish ("Era").
It was succeeded as Italian representative at the 1976 Contest by Al Bano & Romina Power with " We'll Live It All Again".
Era is the eponymous debut album by Eric Lévi's new-age project Era, first released in 1996 and re-released in 1998. Some editions include bonus track "After Time".
The Era is a river in Tuscany in Italy. It rises near Volterra and flows into the Arno river at Pontedera.
The Era is 54 km long, and its main tributaries are: (to the left) Cascina river, Ragone torrent, Sterza torrent, and (to the right) Capriggine torrent and Roglio torrent.
In 1966 the river flooded the town of Pontedera.
Category:Rivers of Tuscany Category:Rivers of the Province of Pisa Category:Tributaries of the Arno
Era (Disappears album)
Era is the fourth studio album by American rock band Disappears. It was released in August 2013 under Kranky Records.
Era (Elvenking album)
Era is the seventh studio album released by the Italian folk/ power metal band, Elvenking. The album returns more to the band's traditional sound of folk metal and power metal incorporating more folk elements into the songs that were more so lacking from previous albums such as The Scythe and Red Silent Tides. Guest appearances on vocals by Jon Oliva ( Savatage), ( Trans-Siberian Orchestra), ( Jon Oliva's Pain) and Netta Dahlberg as well as a guitar solo performed by Teemu Mantysaari of ( Wintersun) can be heard on the album. Prior to the album's release, Damna and Aydan did a sit down via YouTube going through the album track-by-track describing to fans where each song is coming from and what went into writing and recording the songs.
Era (Echo Lake album)
Era is the second studio album by English band Echo Lake. It was released in March 2015 under No Pain in Pop.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
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.]
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.
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.
A period of time in which a new order of things prevails; a signal stage of history; an epoch.
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.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1716, earlier aera (1610s), from Late Latin aera, era "an era or epoch from which time is reckoned" (7c.), probably identical with Latin aera "counters used for calculation," plural of aes (genitive aeris) "brass, copper, money" (see ore, also compare copper). The Latin word's use in chronology said to have begun in 5c. Spain (where the local era, aera Hispanica, began 38 B.C.E.; some say because of a tax levied that year). Other ancient eras included the Chaldean (autumn of 311 B.C.E.), the Era of Actium (31 B.C.E.), of Antioch (49 B.C.E.), of Tyre (126 B.C.E.), the Olympiadic (July 1, 776 B.C.E.) and the Seleucidan (autumn 312 B.C.E.). In English it originally meant "the starting point of an age" (compare epoch); meaning "system of chronological notation" is from 1640s; that of "historical period" is from 1741, as in the U.S. Era of Good Feeling (1817) was anything but.
n. A time period of indeterminate length, generally more than one year.
Usage examples of "era".
Ascending current of Eros, the moral freedom Kant offered was absolutely exhilarating to the entire era.
Era Capitu, que nos espreitara desde algum tempo, por dentro da veneziana, e agora abrira inteiramente a janela, e aparecEra.
Roman era my task consisted of stifling the revolt in Judaea and bringing back from the Orient, without too great loss, an ailing army.
Siccio, quel fedelissimo ed amoroso servo che lo aveva raccolto bambino, salvato e nutrito con tanto affetto, era morto ed avea, pria di morire, trasmesso al cardinale F.
E Silvio era generoso davvero e amava ancora la sua disgraziata Camilla.
Camilla conservava ancora qualche cosa di solenne, resto dello stato di demenza in cui era rimasta tanto tempo, ma pure era tornata in senno.
Gente armata dovunque allo sbocco di ogni uscita del sotterraneo era il meno che si poteva aspettare di trovare tardando.
These people were apt to appear at the auberge in the guise of Tarzan or Crusoe or Pocahontas or Rima, or else costumed as throwbacks to every conceivable Old World era and culture.
SENZANOME che aveva visto, non me, solo un bianco qualsiasi che da quel locale non era mai passato.
The gun was a larger caliber than was used in biathlon competition in the modern era, but it was the rifle Julie preferred for hunting.
Until the spirit of the new era reached the Rationing Board and moved them to reconsider the plight of such as Boa, it would not be possible to return her to the dismal wards of the First National Flightpaths annex.
Dentato era messo alla tortura mattina e sera per strappargli di bocca la delazione dei complici!
In the era of Big Science, breakthrough technical papers were more likely to carry dozens and dozens of coauthors.
Those lucky, I simpler times were bygone with the era of upward mobility, of rising divorce rates and single-parent homes.
Her old friend was moving away from bygone eras, talking of the present.