[ˈɛpɒk], [ˈɛpɒk], [ˈɛ_p_ɒ_k]

Definitions of epoch:

  1.   A point of time fixed or made remarkable by some great event from which dates are reckoned: a period remarkable for important events. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   A remarkable period of time; date from which an era is reckoned. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3.   A point of time, marked by events of great importance; a period of years filled with unusual events. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   A fixed point of time from which succeeding years are numbered; a period in the progress of events when some important occurrence takes place; a fixed and important period of novelty or change; in geol., age or era. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   A fixed point or period of time remarkable for some great event or series of events from which succeeding years, as connected therewith, are numbered; any remarkable period of time; date; the beliocentric longitude of a planet at any given time. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Quotes for epoch:

  1. Beauty is also submitted to the taste of time, so a beautiful woman from the Belle Epoch is not exactly the perfect beauty of today, so beauty is something that changes with time. – Karl Lagerfeld
  2. A man lives not only his personal life, as an individual, but also, consciously or unconsciously, the life of his epoch and his contemporaries. – Thomas Mann
  3. Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space. – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
  4. The obscurest epoch is today. – Robert Louis Stevenson
  5. From the building of the temple of Solomon, which is also treated as a leading epoch in chronology, a new period in the history of worship is accordingly dated, - and to a certain extent with justice. – Julius Wellhausen

Usage examples for epoch:

  1. Not in revelation confined to one book or one epoch in the history of the world, though we do not deny the revelation contained in them. ” – Our Unitarian Gospel by Minot Savage
  2. Had these works been displayed in Germany, they would undoubtedly have been epoch making. ” – Atlantis by Gerhart Hauptmann
  3. Here we strike the ringing iron of the old conscience and sense of honour which marked the best men of his party and of his epoch – Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton
  4. From this epoch I saw all the persons who had any wish to communicate with the Queen on matters relative to the public business, and Her Majesty was generally present when they came, and received them in my apartments. ” – The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete by Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe
  5. The results were thus very grand and epoch making. ” – The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II by A.E. Nordenskieold
  6. “ To omit them, or follow too closely the printed text, would be to ignore the epoch school and character of the music; a careful study of which forms one of the cornerstones of Interpretation. ” – Style in Singing by W. E. Haslam
  7. An epoch making book may sweep men off of their feet and make of them passionate adherents. ” – An Introduction to Philosophy by George Stuart Fullerton
  8. In some ways the book served to mark a new epoch in the development of that part of practical sociology which concerns itself with the direct betterment of the lower class of society. ” – The Social Work of the Salvation Army by Edwin Gifford Lamb
  9. “ I got sights for error and rate of chronometer watches, but these are not satisfactory with so short an epoch as our stay at Mount Hooper, when change in altitude is so slow. ” – South with Scott by Edward R. G. R. Evans
  10. The evidence of the later movements of the land surface, and its rise and fall after the close of the glacial epoch may still easily be traced. ” – The Dawn of Canadian History: A Chronicle of Aboriginal Canada by Stephen Leacock