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This page has 59 definitions of era with English translations in 21 languages. Era is a noun, verb, pronoun, an adjective, conjunction and article. Examples of how to use era in a sentence are shown. Also define these 59 related words and terms: year, geology, eon, period, era, yeni, qədəm qoymaq, əvvəl, manner, època, ser, say, age, epoch, eeuw, tijdperk, calendar, jaartelling, ero, sel, essere, mistress, and, then, vera, eth, she, honour, dignity, renown, respect, glory, name, época, archaeology, idade, that, fi, was, being, el, pierdut, sarcastic, eră, white, pure, innocent, holy, ripe, yo, usted, él, ella, threshing floor, tipple, your, yours, you, and water.

English era definition

Alternative forms

Etymology

Borrowed from Late Latin aera.

Pronunciation

Noun

era (plural eras)

  1. A time period of indeterminate length, generally more than one year.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 6, in The China Governess[1]:
      Even in an era when individuality in dress is a cult, his clothes were noticeable. He was wearing a hard hat of the low round kind favoured by hunting men, and with it a black duffle-coat lined with white.
    • 2012 January 1, Philip E. Mirowski, “Harms to Health from the Pursuit of Profits”, in American Scientist[2], volume 100, number 1, page 87:
      In an era when political leaders promise deliverance from decline through America’s purported preeminence in scientific research, the news that science is in deep trouble in the United States has been as unwelcome as a diagnosis of leukemia following the loss of health insurance.
  2. (geology) A unit of time, smaller than eons and greater than periods.
    • Geology definition
      The science that studies the structure of the earth (or other planets), together with its origin and development, especially by examination of its rocks. (1 of 2 geology definitions)

Synonyms

Coordinate terms

Hyponyms

  • (cosmological time unit): stelliferous era, degenerate era, black hole era
  • (geological time unit): Cenozoic era, erathem, Mesozoic era, Paleozoic era

Translations

Anagrams


Asturian era definition

Etymology

From Late Latin aera.

Noun

era f (plural eres)

  1. era (time period)
    • Era definition
      A time period of indeterminate length, generally more than one year. (1 of 2 era definitions)

Synonyms


Azerbaijani era definition

Etymology

Borrowed from Russian э́ра (éra), ultimately from Late Latin aera.

Noun

era (definite accusative eranı, plural eralar)

  1. era
    yeni eraya qədəm qoymaqto enter a new era
    eramızdan əvvəlbefore the commonera
    • Yeni definition
      new

Declension

Further reading

  • era” in Obastan.com.

Basque era definition

Noun

era inan

  1. manner

Catalan era definition

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Late Latin aera.

Noun

era f (plural eres)

  1. era (time period)
    Synonym: època
    • Època definition
      era, age

Etymology 2

From Old Occitan, inherited from Latin ārea (open space; threshing floor). Compare the borrowed doublet àrea.

Noun

era f (plural eres)

  1. Small section of arable land destined for cultivation.

Etymology 3

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb

era

  1. first-person singular imperfect indicative form of ser
    • Ser definition
      Abbreviation of serial.
  2. third-person singular imperfect indicative form of ser

Further reading


Chuukese era definition

Verb

era

  1. (intransitive) to say

Related terms


Dutch era definition

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin aera.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈeː.raː/
  • Hyphenation: era
  • Rhymes: -eːraː

Noun

era f (plural era's)

  1. era, age, epoch
    Synonyms: eeuw, tijdperk
    • Tijdperk definition
      age, era
  2. (dated) era, calendar
    Synonym: jaartelling
    • Jaartelling definition
      calendar era, year numbering

Esperanto era definition

Pronunciation

Adjective

era (accusative singular eran, plural eraj, accusative plural erajn)

  1. adjective form of ero (“bit, piece”).
    • Ero definition
      a bit, a single element, piece, or component of a large mass or collection

Fala era definition

Verb

era

  1. third-person singular imperfect indicative of sel
    • 2000, Domingo Frades Gaspar, Vamus a falal: Notas pâ coñocel y platical en nosa fala, Editora regional da Extremadura, Theme IV, Chapter 1: Non Diptongación da “E” i a “O” en Nossa Fala:
      Tampocu era normal en o leonés antiguu, según os estudius dos escritus i textus estudiaus, por ejemplu por Menéndez Pidal, quen tamén viñu i estudió o mañegu.
      Neither was it normal in Old Leonese, according to studies of the writings and the texts studied, by Menéndez Pidal for example, who also came and studied Mañego.

Galician era definition

Verb

era

  1. first/third-person singular imperfect indicative of ser

Interlingua era definition

Noun

era (plural eras)

  1. era

Italian era definition

Etymology

From Late Latin aera.

Noun

era f (plural ere)

  1. age, epoch, period
  2. (geology) era

Verb

era

  1. third-person singular imperfect indicative of essere
    • Essere definition
      to have (done something); to be in the state of having (done something); See Category:Italian verbs taking essere as auxiliary. (1 of 34 essere definitions)

See also

Anagrams


Ladino era definition

Verb

era (Latin spelling, Hebrew spelling אירה‎)

  1. first-person singular imperfect indicative of ser
  2. third-person singular imperfect indicative of ser

Latin era definition

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

Noun

era f (genitive erae, masculine erus); first declension

  1. mistress (of a house, with respect to the servants)

Declension

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative era erae
Genitive erae erārum
Dative erae erīs
Accusative eram erās
Ablative erā erīs
Vocative era erae

Luganda era definition

Conjunction

era

  1. and then (only used for occurrences in chronological order)
    • And definition
      As a coordinating conjunction; expressing two elements to be taken together or in addition to each other.
      1. Used simply to connect two noun phrases, adjectives or adverbs.
      2. Simply connecting two clauses or sentences.
      3. Introducing a clause or sentence which follows on in time or consequence from the first.
      4. Yet; but.
      5. Used to connect certain numbers: connecting units when they precede tens ; connecting tens and units to hundreds, thousands etc. (now often omitted in US); to connect fractions to wholes.
      6. Used to connect more than two elements together in a chain, sometimes to stress the number of elements.
      7. Connecting two identical elements, with implications of continued or infinite repetition.
      8. Introducing a parenthetical or explanatory clause.
      9. Introducing the continuation of narration from a previous understood point; also used alone as a question: ‘and so what?’.
      10. Used to connect two verbs where the second is dependent on the first: ‘to’. Used especially after come, go and try.
      11. Introducing a qualitative difference between things having the same name; "as well as other".
      12. Used to combine numbers in addition; plus (with singular or plural verb).
      (1 of 19 and definitions)

See also

References

The Essentials of Luganda, J. D. Chesswas, 4th edition. Oxford University Press: Nairobi. 1967, p. 95.

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Norwegian Nynorsk era definition

Verb

era

  1. (archaic or dialectal) plural present of vera
    • Vera definition
      skin (rolling paper for cigarettes)

Occitan era definition

Article

era f

  1. feminine singular of eth
    • Eth definition
      A letter (capital Ð, small ð) introduced into Old English to represent its dental fricative, then not distinguished from the letter thorn, no longer used in English but still in modern use in Icelandic, the IPA and other phonetic alphabets to represent the voiced dental fricative "th" sound as in the English word then. The letter is also used in Faroese, but is generally silent in that language.

Pronoun

era

  1. (Gascony) she

Old Dutch era definition

Etymology

From Proto-West Germanic *aiʀu, from Proto-Germanic *aizō.

Noun

ēra f

  1. honour
  2. dignity
    • Dignity definition
      The state of being dignified or worthy of esteem: elevation of mind or character. (1 of 5 dignity definitions)

Derived terms

  • unēra

Descendants

  • Middle Dutch: êre
    • Dutch: eer
    • Limburgish: ieër

Further reading

  • “ēra”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek[3], 2012

Old High German era definition

Etymology

From Proto-West Germanic *aiʀu, from Proto-Germanic *aizō, whence also Old English ār, Old Norse eir.

Pronunciation

Noun

ēra f

  1. honour
  2. renown
  3. respect

Declension

Descendants

References

  • Henry Frowde, An Old High German Primer
  • Joseph Wright, An Old High German Primer with grammar, notes and glossary, Second Edition

Old Saxon era definition

Etymology

From Proto-West Germanic *aiʀu, from Proto-Germanic *aizō, whence also Old English ār, Old Norse eir.

Pronunciation

Noun

ēra f

  1. honour
  2. renown
  3. glory

Declension



Old Tupi era definition

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈʔɛɾa/, /ˈtɛɾa/

Noun

era

  1. name

Usage notes

  • The stem era could never be used inside a sentence without a prefix. The absolute form tera was used whenever the noun was not possessed.

References


Polish era definition

Pronunciation

Noun

era f

  1. era

Declension

Related terms

Further reading

  • era in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • era in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese era definition

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Inflected form of ser (to be).

Verb

era

  1. first/third-person singular imperfect indicative of ser

Etymology 2

From Late Latin aera.

Noun

era f (plural eras)

  1. era (time period of indeterminate length, generally more than one year)
    Synonym: época
    • Época definition
      era, epoch (time period)
  2. (archaeology) age (period of human prehistory)
    Synonym: idade
    • Archaeology definition
      The study of the past by excavation and analysis of its material remains:
      1. the actual excavation, examination, analysis and interpretation. (1 of 4 archaeology definitions)
    • Idade definition
      genitive plural of ida
  3. (geology) era (unit of time, smaller than aeons and greater than periods)
Derived terms
  • era antropozóica
  • era cenozóica
  • era cristã
  • era da pedra
  • era da pedra lascada
  • era da pedra polida
  • era digital
  • era do bronze
  • era do ferro
  • era mesozóica
  • era paleozóica
  • era Proterozóica

Rapa Nui era definition

Pronoun

era

  1. that
    • That definition
      Introducing a clause which is the subject or object of a verb (such as one involving reported speech), or which is a complement to a previous statement. (1 of 8 that definitions)

Romanian era definition

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

Verb

era

  1. third-person singular imperfect indicative of fi: he/she was (being)
    el era pierdut
    he was lost
    el era sarcastic
    he was being sarcastic
    • Pierdut definition
      bang!

Etymology 2

Pronunciation

Noun

era f

  1. definite nominative/accusative singular of eră
    • Eră definition
      age, era

Rwanda-Rundi era definition

Verb

-êra (infinitive kwêra, perfective -êze)

  1. be white
  2. be pure, be innocent
    • Pure definition
      Free of flaws or imperfections; unsullied. (1 of 7 pure definitions)
  3. be holy
  4. be ripe

Derived terms

  • icyumweru / icumweru (week)
  • umwera (white person)
  • umweru (something white)

Serbo-Croatian era definition

Etymology

Borrowed from Late Latin aera.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ěːra/
  • Hyphenation: e‧ra

Noun

éra f (Cyrillic spelling е́ра)

  1. era

Declension


Spanish era definition

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: e‧ra

Etymology 1

see ser

Verb

era

  1. First-person singular (yo) imperfect indicative form of ser.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperfect indicative form of ser.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) imperfect indicative form of ser.
    • Él definition
      he
    • Ella definition
      she

See also

Etymology 2

From Late Latin aera.

Noun

era f (plural eras)

  1. era, age
    la Nueva EraNew Age
  2. (geology) era

Etymology 3

Inherited from Latin ārea. Compare the borrowed doublet área.

Noun

era f (plural eras)

  1. threshing floor
    • Threshing Floor definition
      The floor of a threshing house or similar area where grain is threshed.
  2. tipple
    • Tipple definition
      An area near the entrance of mines which is used to load and unload coal. (1 of 3 tipple definitions)

Swedish era definition

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old Norse yðr, yðar, from Proto-Germanic *izwiz.

Pronoun

era (singular form er)

  1. your, yours (multiple owners of more than one object)
    • Your definition
      Belonging to you; of you; related to you (singular; one owner). (1 of 4 your definitions)
    • Yours definition
      That which belongs to you (singular); the possessive second-person singular pronoun used without a following noun. (1 of 3 yours definitions)
  2. you (only in this use:)
    Era jävla idioter!
    You bloody idiots!
    Era små fan!
    You little bastards!

Declension

Etymology 2

From Latin aera.

Noun

era c

  1. era

Declension

Declension of era 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative era eran eror erorna
Genitive eras erans erors erornas

Anagrams


Tause era definition

Noun

era

  1. water
    • Water definition
      A substance (of molecular formula H2O) found at room temperature and pressure as a clear liquid; it is present naturally as rain, and found in rivers, lakes and seas; its solid form is ice and its gaseous form is steam. (1 of 18 water definitions)

See also

  • ira (Weirate and Deirate dialects)

References