The foundation of Solomon's temple is conjectured by Ideler to have been an era.R. S. Poole.
2. A period of time reckoned from some particular date or epoch; a succession of years dating from some important event; as, the
era of Alexander; the
era of Christ, or the Christian
era (see under Christian).
The first century of our era.M. Arnold.
3. A period of time in which a new order of things prevails; a signal stage of history; an epoch.
Painting may truly be said to have opened the new era of culture.J. A. Symonds.
Syn. -- Epoch; time; date; period; age; dispensation. See Epoch.
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