WOTW: era

| - Tim Lake |

triplo word of the week - era

“Era” is a noun. It has one central meaning and is used to talk about history. Let’s look at some example sentences:


The noun “Era” means a long and clear period of history.


+ His resignation marked the end of an era at the club.

+ He worked as a lawyer during one of the most turbulent eras of British history.

+ Marilyn Monroe became a popular cultural icon who defined that era of American history.

+ The company struggled to update its working practices for the digital era.

+ As you walk around the city you can see architecture from many eras of European history.


In a similar way “era” is used to date periods of history from a particular event.


+ Many traditions that we now follow are from the Victorian era.

+ Gold coins were discovered dating from the Byzantine and Islamic eras.

+ During the Edo era, Japan was largely closed to foreigners.

+ Myths of a solar hero can be seen in many ancient civilisations before the Christian era.


“Era” is also used to talk about very long geological time periods.


+ The fossils are from two different eras, the Paleozoic and the Mesozoic.

+ We are currently in what is called the Cenozoic Era which covers the last 66 million years of earth’s history.


The pronunciation is /ˈɪərə/.


This word is in the New General Service List, a list of the 3,000 most common words in English communication. You can get the full list on our website by clicking here.


この単語は、英語で最もよく使われる3,000の単語のリストであるNew General Service Listからのものです。完全なリストはこちらから。



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