HyperDic: era

English > 3 senses of the word era / ERA:
NOUNtimeera, epocha period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event
timeera, geological eraa major division of geological time
communicationERA, earned run average(baseball) a measure of a pitcher's effectiveness
era / ERA > pronunciation
Soundseh'rah; ih'rah
Rhymesabracadabra ... zebra: 116 rhymes with rah...
English > era: 3 senses > noun 1, time
MeaningA period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event.
Synonymepoch
InstancesCaliphateThe era of Islam's / Islam's ascendancy from the death of Mohammed until the 13th century
Christian era, Common eraThe time period beginning with the supposed year of Christ's birth
NarrowerdayAn era of existence or influence
historic period, ageAn era of history having some distinctive feature
modern eraThe present or recent times
Broadertime period, period of time, periodAn amount of time
Spanishépoca, era, período
Catalanèpoca, era, període
English > era: 3 senses > noun 2, time
MeaningA major division of geological time; an era is usually divided into two or more periods.
Synonymgeological era
InstancesCenozoic, Cenozoic era, Age of Mammalsapproximately the last 63 million years
Mesozoic, Mesozoic era, Age of ReptilesFrom 230 million to 63 million years ago
Paleozoic, Paleozoic eraFrom 544 million to about 230 million years ago
Part ofeon, aeonThe longest division of geological time
Partsperiod, geological periodA unit of geological time during which a system of rocks formed
Broadergeological time, geologic timeThe time of the physical formation and development of the earth (especially prior to human history)
Spanishépoca, era geológica, era, período
Catalanèpoca, era
English > ERA: 3 senses > noun 3, communication
Meaning(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.
Synonymearned run average
Categorybaseball, baseball game, ballA ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players
Broaderstandard, criterion, measure, touchstoneA basis for comparison

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