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era

noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
be/mark the end of an era (=be the end of a period of time in history that is known for a particular event, or for particular qualities)
▪ The principal’s death marked the end of an era at the college.
Christian era
post-war period/years/era
▪ food rationing in the immediate post-war years
the modern age/era/period (=now, rather than in the past)
▪ In the modern age, television is the main means of mass communication.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
bygone
▪ One of the first examples of a curvilinear glasshouse, it stands as a reminder of bygone eras in Belfast's history.
▪ Miss Piggy, Kermit and the rest now come across as symbols of a bygone era.
▪ As centres of commerce, finance and fashion their buildings reflect the sardonic elegance of a bygone era.
▪ Since the reprise of coach John Robinson, who brought national championships in a different, bygone era.
▪ In a bygone era the postmen and staff of Frensham Post Office lined up for this photo call.
▪ I live part of my time in an imaginary bygone era.
▪ The wooden panelling and stained glass windows created a genteel air from a bygone era.
▪ Straus' style evokes a bygone era, her language lyric, her ruminations bittersweet and poetic.
colonial
▪ Largely established during the colonial era, it hardly changed at all after independence.
communist
▪ Still, his philosophy of government would not have been out of place in the Soviet Communist era.
▪ The retouched photograph became one of the icons of the Communist era.
different
▪ Evelyn was of a different era, a different breed.
▪ Since the reprise of coach John Robinson, who brought national championships in a different, bygone era.
▪ Surprisingly, although they were all different models from different eras, they had the same familiar feel about them.
▪ For him there was a time warp in which things from different eras overlapped.
▪ A leaden font stood before her, the dark, letter-ornamented metal speaking of another time, a different era.
▪ But although Shadwell saw himself as a follower of Ben Jonson, he was writing in a different era.
▪ It is interesting to ask whether the fine balance of acquiescence and participation has survived into a very different era.
▪ I was brought up in a different era where you had to entertain yourself.
early
▪ The telephones belong to an earlier era.
▪ Paychecks grew much faster in an earlier era, King said.
▪ In the late seventies and early eighties an era of public housing came to an end.
▪ Both of these topics lie in a future somewhat beyond the early lunar-base era covered in this chapter.
▪ It began long ago in the early Baroque era.
▪ Dad would come out with a word like that sometimes, as though he were still a teenager in some earlier era.
▪ BIn an earlier era, such a message would have been interpreted as having religious meaning.
▪ All too often, our images of the United States lag behind the reality, reflect an earlier era.
edwardian
▪ The most interesting writer is Kenneth McConkey who deals with the Edwardian era.
▪ Those in steerage tend to be forgotten, said Whitcomb, as do most people without money in the Edwardian era.
▪ In the Edwardian era, with company revenues falling, the companies began to cultivate the suburban commuter.
▪ Fashions come and fashions go, but one style repeating itself with enormous popularity is that of the Edwardian era.
golden
▪ One man stands out as the architect of the Midland's golden era: Sir Edward Holden.
▪ Sensing the audience craving for that golden era, the band played it up.
▪ It aims to raise money and interest in the craft from that golden era of aviation.
industrial
▪ Worn-out truck tyres stacked in heaps announce the arrival in the village of the industrial era.
▪ The pursuit of control that characterized the sixties was consistent with the hierarchical organizations of the late industrial era.
▪ During the industrial era, our political system evolved to respond to the needs of a mass society.
modern
▪ Here, then, at the opening of the modern era, we have a quite well developed doctrine of popular sovereignty.
▪ I prefer a rendezvous without any reminders of the modern era at all, but there can be some leeway.
▪ And, in this modern era, the squad sessions are not restricted to instruction on technique.
▪ In a sense, the modern era of fusion research dates from that measurement in 1969.
▪ Carl Lewis of the modern era has won eight.
▪ In the modern era, players of their calibre would surely have followed the professional trail.
▪ In the modern era, most families must send both parents into the workforce to make ends meet.
new
▪ To thrive in this new era, many law firms also merged.
▪ Karsten shifts in his seat to signal a new era.
▪ A new survey released this week suggests just how necessary that new era may be.
▪ In addition to inaugurating a new era of news, PointCast is pioneering an innovative way to advertise on the Net.
▪ The new era that's beginning now is one you will never want to end.
▪ De La Vina ushered in a new era for the agency here.
post
▪ His is one of the most highly individual voices of the post-Coltrane era and he is also an excellent composer.
▪ He has to extend and define what the New Democrat agenda means in the post-Clinton era.
▪ If this is the post-Clinton era, then the media, at least, are in deep-throated denial.
postwar
▪ It was a rare concession to the postwar era.
▪ Clinton is the sixth president of the postwar era to win election to the White House while already occupying the Oval Office.
▪ In the postwar era, government stimulus to industrial development failed to rescue the city.
▪ The vast majority of prints published during the postwar era were worked in a traditionally realist manner.
soviet
▪ The previous year, four of the six novels on the short list were about growing up in the Soviet era.
▪ Still, his philosophy of government would not have been out of place in the Soviet Communist era.
▪ He began his own climb to the top in the Soviet era as an engineer-manager.
▪ The press learned to tread carefully on the subject of their leaders' health during the Soviet era.
victorian
▪ That Angus Wilson respected the baggy monsters of the Victorian era is unquestionable.
▪ Skirt lengths rose again, but dropped quickly by the end of the 1800s in the Victorian era.
▪ Costing about £150,000, the exhibition traces the development of trams in towns and cities throughout Britain from the Victorian era.
▪ The Victorian era comes down to us today mired in images of distance and reserve.
▪ The Castillane Restaurant, four bars, all of which recapture the splendour of the Victorian era.
▪ Photography not only developed in the Victorian era but was also implicitly caught up in nineteenth-century interests and attitudes.
▪ The fashion for black and white dates from the Victorian era.
▪ At the beginning of the Victorian era, family property usually meant land.
■ NOUN
war
▪ Analysis of contemporary processes, however, necessitates consideration of the past, in particular the Cold War era.
▪ Its front-line position in the Cold War era was of no importance by 1991.
▪ The aim was to restore as far as was practically possible the conditions of the pre-First World War era.
▪ We are now some seven years into the post-Cold War era.
▪ The post-second world war era has been dominated by the presence of commerce and government on the global scene.
▪ The Whigs splintered over slavery in the pre-Civil War era and never again got their act together.
■ VERB
begin
▪ They have been ready for two seasons to turn the page and begin a new era without him.
▪ Actually, his term began with an era of good feeling.
beginning
▪ This literature marks a turning-point, the beginning of a new era.
end
▪ It ended an era born from drug smuggling.
▪ But the era of national economic regulation is ending and the era of global economic regulation is not yet here.
enter
▪ Perhaps we have entered an era of permanent war.
▪ The nation was at a critical turning point, self-consciously entering a new era.
▪ We have entered a new era with new dangers.
▪ We are entering an era of distance and diversity on a global scale.
▪ Nevertheless, the deals were applauded by commentators who believed the Midland was entering a new era as an international bank.
▪ We are now entering the era of strict personal accountability, value for money, and survival of the fittest.
live
▪ Now I know that we live in a wonderful era where you can change your life script.
▪ Alan was a kind of unflinching coward who lived into an era of absolute cowards.
▪ We live in an era of breathtaking change.
usher
▪ However, the landslide victory for reformist political leader president Khatami in 1997 has ushered in a new era of liberalism.
▪ De La Vina ushered in a new era for the agency here.
▪ Perhaps his demise through age, ill-health or death might usher in an era of political instability.
▪ Her company ushered in a new era of Wrapmania in 1953 by marketing Saran Wrap.
▪ The bitterness of their recent exchanges has ushered in a new era of ecumenical dialogue.
▪ Thus was ushered in the era of management in the development game.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
bygone age/era/days etc
▪ Bundles of papers and piles of books guarded secrets from a bygone age.
▪ He had impeccable manners that somehow always reminded you of an older, bygone age.
▪ In bygone days the Arms Park had an almost mystical quality for them.
▪ In bygone days, both railroad and stagecoach deposited visitors in nearby Point Reyes Station.
▪ Miss Piggy, Kermit and the rest now come across as symbols of a bygone era.
▪ One of the first examples of a curvilinear glasshouse, it stands as a reminder of bygone eras in Belfast's history.
▪ Since the reprise of coach John Robinson, who brought national championships in a different, bygone era.
▪ They appear now to be products of a bygone age.
new life/day/era
▪ A new life began for the and for many.
▪ After an experience like that, each new day you are granted has a special meaning.
▪ Her new life in London had become tainted with the deaths of adoring males.
▪ Of course it did herald a new era ... in the second division.
▪ The new era of riots overlapped the nonviolent phase of the black liberation struggle.
▪ The nation was at a critical turning point, self-consciously entering a new era.
▪ This is our new life, beginning today.
the Christian era
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ a new era of global cooperation
▪ an exciting era in technological sophistication
▪ archaeological remains dating from the late Roman era
▪ During the McCarthy era, hundreds of innocent US citizens were persecuted for their beliefs.
▪ The treaty marks the dawn of a new era in East--West relations.
▪ We live in an era of breathtaking change.
▪ When Charles De Gaulle died, it seemed like the end of an era.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ And, in this modern era, the squad sessions are not restricted to instruction on technique.
▪ But that philosophy has its attractions in eras of unsettling change.
▪ Clinton is the sixth president of the postwar era to win election to the White House while already occupying the Oval Office.
▪ Finally, internet businesses are moving into an era where their lengthening track record means they can be analysed alongside conventional companies.
▪ For its era, indeed for any era, the composition is bold in its division.
▪ Glenn Ferguson - staying put A new era is dawning at Strabane cricket club.
▪ Likewise, during the frigid eras of ice sheet advances, numerous brief episodes of extreme warming occurred.
Wikipedia

ERA

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".

Era (geology)

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.

Era (publisher)

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 (song)

"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 (album)

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".

Era (river)

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

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.

    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.

    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

era

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.

WordNet

era

  1. n. a period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event [syn: epoch]

  2. a major division of geological time; an era is usually divided into two or more periods [syn: geological era]

Wiktionary

era

n. A time period of indeterminate length, generally more than one year.

Gazetteer

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.