Definition of 'era'
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The outcome of the elections was widely expected to usher in a new era. The Sun (2016)Some of the imagery seems drawn from that era too. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Players from the modern era feature in the voting as well as older stars. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This is my era and my time now. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But this is the new era. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Experts predict the element will help the world move away from fossil fuels and into a new era of battery powered energy. The Sun (2017)That’s the difference between governing in the modern era and governing in the 19th century. Smithsonian Mag (2017)But they were up against the most prolific, incisive attack of the modern era. Times, Sunday Times (2016)So what could possibly go wrong in the new era of peace and European unity? Smithsonian Mag (2017)Yet this fascination with emotion trapped in pigment is pursued most powerfully and strikingly in British art of the modern and early modern era. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yesterday this era was drawing to a close. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The exciting modern era was on its way. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We thought it was evocative of an era long gone. The Sun (2007)Over the geological eras there have been five big extinction episodes. Times, Sunday Times (2010)How many times in this era do you have a chance to be a pioneer? Christianity Today (2000)We have entered a new geological era of our own making. Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet (2007)We think we are going through an era of austerity? Times, Sunday Times (2011)Yet this is no straightforward history of an era. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)It is too soon to draw that era to a close. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We realised that we were stuck in that era for too long. Times, Sunday Times (2012)For our era that time has come. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Europe had promised a new era of transparency in selecting key officials. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We find ourselves in an era when austerity is again in the air. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The beginning of an era or the end of one? Times, Sunday Times (2006)His disappearance has stoked speculation that that era may be drawing to a close. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He is not a conventional goalscorer in the modern era either. The Sun (2014)Likewise the bonnet seems unnaturally long and the sweeping running boards belong to another era. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But there is a distinct feeling of a new era this time. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We are entering a new era of genetic medicine in which it is becoming possible to profile all people for their inherited risk of disease. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Five years is a geological era in politics, but it is the blinking of an eye for a forest. Times, Sunday Times (2013)To borrow the name of another big band of the era, that period was all a bit of a blur. The Sun (2015)Many doctors have rejected the hype about a new era of personalised medicine, arguing that most genetic screening is as likely to mislead as to inform. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'era'
British English: era NOUN
An era is a period of time that is considered as a single unit.
...the nuclear era.
Definition of era from the Collins English Dictionary
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