From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisherae‧ra /ˈɪərə $ ˈɪrə/ ●●○ W3 noun [countable] SHPERIOD OF TIMEa period of time in history that is known for a particular event, or for particular qualitiesera of We live in an era of instant communication. a new era of world peace His death marked the end of an era. the Victorian era► see thesaurus at periodCOLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + era a new eraThe talks signalled a new era of cooperation between the two countries.the present eraPeople feel much less secure in the present era of international terrorism.the modern/post-war/Victorian etc eraa collection of romantic paintings from the Victorian erathe Blair/Bush etc era (=the time when a particular political leaders was in power, used especially in journalism)The end of the Bush era was defined, at least in part, by the war in Iraq.a bygone era (=a time in the past, usually when something was good)The buildings have the elegance of a bygone era.a golden era (=a time when something is at its most successful)a collection of songs from the golden era of rock 'n' rollverbsenter an eraWe have entered an era of instant global communication.usher in an era (=to be the start of a new era)His death ushered in an era of political instability.an era beginsA new era began for Northern Ireland with the signing of the peace agreement.an era endsThe era of cheap oil has ended.phrasesthe beginning/end of an eraThe closure of the last coal mine marked the end of an era in Wales.the dawn/dawning of a new era (=the time when something important first begins)The fall of the Berlin Wall marked the dawn of a new era in Europe.
Examples from the Corpusera• We live in an era of breathtaking change.• Finally, internet businesses are moving into an era where their lengthening track record means they can be analysed alongside conventional companies.• When Charles De Gaulle died, it seemed like the end of an era.• an exciting era in technological sophistication• Likewise, during the frigid eras of ice sheet advances, numerous brief episodes of extreme warming occurred.• But that philosophy has its attractions in eras of unsettling change.• For its era, indeed for any era, the composition is bold in its division.• During the McCarthy era, hundreds of innocent US citizens were persecuted for their beliefs.• And, in this modern era, the squad sessions are not restricted to instruction on technique.• The treaty marks the dawn of a new era in East--West relations.• Glenn Ferguson - staying put A new era is dawning at Strabane cricket club.• a new era of global cooperation• Clinton is the sixth president of the postwar era to win election to the White House while already occupying the Oval Office.• archaeological remains dating from the late Roman eranew era• Those protests reflected popular desires for democracy, but Mr Gbagbo has proved a disappointment to those awaiting a new era.• In addition to inaugurating a new era of news, PointCast is pioneering an innovative way to advertise on the Net.• The dawn of a new era?• Glenn Ferguson - staying put A new era is dawning at Strabane cricket club.• Karsten shifts in his seat to signal a new era.• To make money in the new era, follow the flow of information.• Smith represents the new era, the first major break with the failed policies of the Nelson administration.• The new era that's beginning now is one you will never want to end.ERA, the the ERAERA, the /ˌiː ɑːr ˈeɪ/ (the Equal Rights Amendment) a suggested change to US law, which was intended to give women the same legal rights as men. Although the suggested law was agreed to by Congress, not enough states agreed in time for it to become a law.From Longman Business DictionaryERAERA abbreviation for EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENTOrigin era (1600-1700) Late Latin aera “number for calculating from”, from Latin, “counters”, plural of aes “copper, money”