Science / Geology / Era: A subdivision of geologic time that is longer than a period but shorter than an eon. Precambrian, Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic are the eras of the time scale from oldest to youngest.

Other Words for Era

Era Adjective Synonyms: age, period, time(s), day(s), epoch, stage, generation, cycle, date

Recoverable Grants

Business / Loan / Recoverable Grants: Funds provided by a philanthropist to fulfill a role similar to equity. A recoverable grant may include an agreement to treat the investment as a grant if the enterprise is not successful, but to repa MORE

Federal Funds

Business / Finance / Federal Funds: A federal institution that lends to a wide array of federal credit agencies funds it obtains by borrowing from the U.S. Treasury. MORE

Interactive Novel

Entertainment / Literature / Interactive Novel: A 'choose-your-own-adventure' style novel in which the reader has the option to choose what will happen next, creating a different possible series of events or endings for the narrative. Often this me MORE


Entertainment / Golf / Aerate: ('aeration, aerify, aerification, punch') a machine is used to punch small diameter holes in ground that has been compacted over time to loosen soil and allow oxygen and nutrients to get to the roots MORE

Gothic Literature

Entertainment / Literature / Gothic Literature: Poetry, short stories, or novels designed to thrill readers by providing mystery and blood-curdling accounts of villainy, murder, and the supernatural. As J. A. Cuddon suggests, the conventions of got MORE

Studio Camera

Entertainment / Photography / Studio Camera: Term given to a large format 12 x 15 inch camera on a wheeled stand. MORE