WORD OF THE DAY

WORD OF THE DAY
Epoch
EH-pək
Part of speech: noun
Origin: Latin, early 17th century
1

A period of time in history or a person’s life, typically one marked by notable events or particular characteristics.

2

The beginning of a distinctive period in the history of someone or something.

Examples of Epoch in a sentence

“‘Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people, citizens of distant epochs, who never knew one another.’ — Carl Sagan”

“A British epoch is defined by the ruling monarch: Elizabethan, Georgian, Victorian, and Edwardian.”