christian era

Chris·tian E·ra
C c


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kris-chuh n eer-uh, er-uh]
    • /ˈkrɪs tʃən ˈer-ə, ˈe-rə, ˈir-ə/
    • /ˈkrɪs.tʃən ˈɪə.rə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kris-chuh n eer-uh, er-uh]
    • /ˈkrɪs tʃən ˈer-ə, ˈe-rə, ˈir-ə/

Definitions of christian era words

  • noun christian era the period beginning with the year of Christ's birth. Dates in this era are labelled ad, those previous to it bc 3
  • noun christian era the era beginning with the year 1, formerly thought to be that of the birth of Jesus Christ (born probably c. 8-4 b.c.): a.d. (or c.e.) marks dates in this era, b.c. (or b.c.e.) marks dates before it 3
  • noun christian era the period since the assumed year of Jesus' birth. 1

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Origin of christian era

First appearance:

before 1650
One of the 45% oldest English words
First recorded in 1650-60

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Parts of speech for Christian era


christian era popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 32% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 66% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

christian era usage trend in Literature

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