era era  /ˈɛ rə/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event
  2. (n) a major division of geological time; an era is usually divided into two or more periods
  3. (n) (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

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Carlin was a product of the counterculture era in lifestyle as well as comedy.
  2. A new era was bornthe age of atomic force.
  3. Feminine but forceful, Phyllis Schlafly is a very liberated womanLooking crisp and composed in a red shirtwaist dress, red-white-and-blue scarf and frosted hair, Phyllis.

News

  1. Open-Era Record 7 Walkovers, Retirements on 1 Day

    Seven players were knocked out of Wimbledon on Wednesday by withdrawals or mid-match retirements, believed to be the most in one day at a Grand Slam tournament in the 45-year Open era.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: New York Times

  2. Korean War-era vets to be honored

    Korean War-era veterans will be recognized by U.S. Sen. Tim Scott on July 27 as part of the upcoming 60th anniversary of the armistace that led to the Korean cease-fire.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: The Post and Courier

  3. New Era Realty on Pace to Eclipse $100 Million in Sales in 2013

    Denver Based New Era Realty on record course to surpass $100 Million in sales. Outperforming national and local trends, the results bring proof the market is recovering and small local companies can compete with national chains. (PRWeb June 25, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/new-era-realty/denver/prweb10865474.htm
    on June 25, 2013     Source: PRWeb

Quotes

  1. "Flash is a successful business for Adobe, and we can understand why they want to push it beyond PCs. But the mobile era is about low power devices, touch interfaces and open web standards - all areas where Flash falls short," Jobs wrote....
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Steve Jobs Source: Huffington Post (blog)

  2. "Steroids have sullied the game, and players and the owners must take the Mitchell report seriously; I'm confident they will," Bush said. "And my hope is that this report is a part of putting the 'steroid era' of baseball behind us."
    on Dec 14, 2007 By: President Bush Source: CNN

  3. "What is required of us now is a new era of responsibility - a recognition, on the part of every American, that we have duties to ourselves, our nation and the world, duties that we do not grudgingly accept but rather seize gladly, firm in the...
    on Jan 20, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Fall River Herald News

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