Definition of Age in English :

Define Age in English

Age meaning in English

Meaning of Age in English

Pronunciation of Age in English

Age pronunciation in English

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see synonyms of age


1. age

how long something has existed

Example Sentences:
'it was replaced because of its age'

2. age, historic period

an era of history having some distinctive feature

Example Sentences:
'we live in a litigious age'

3. age, eld

a time of life (usually defined in years) at which some particular qualification or power arises

Example Sentences:
'she was now of school age'
'tall for his eld'

4. age, long time, years

a prolonged period of time

Example Sentences:
'we've known each other for ages'
'I haven't been there for years and years'

5. age, eld, geezerhood, old age, years

a late time of life

Example Sentences:
'old age is not for sissies'
'he's showing his years'
'age hasn't slowed him down at all'
'a beard white with eld'
'on the brink of geezerhood'


6. age

begin to seem older; get older

Example Sentences:
'The death of his wife caused him to age fast'

7. age, get on, maturate, mature, senesce

grow old or older

Example Sentences:
'She aged gracefully'
'we age every day--what a depressing thought!'
'Young men senesce'

8. age

make older

Example Sentences:
'The death of his child aged him tremendously'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of age
the period of time that a person, animal, or plant has lived or is expected to live
the age of a tree
what age was he when he died?
the age of a horse is up to thirty years
the period of existence of an object, material, group, etc
the age of this table is 200 years
a period or state of human life
he should know better at his age
she had got beyond the giggly age
(as modifier)
age group
the latter part of life
a period of history marked by some feature or characteristic; era
(capital when part of a name)
the Middle Ages
the Space Age
the Edwardian age
7. geology, palaeontology
a period of the earth's history distinguished by special characteristics
the age of reptiles
the period during which a stage of rock strata is formed; a subdivision of an epoch
8. mythology
any of the successive periods in the legendary history of humankind, which were, according to Hesiod, the golden, silver, bronze, heroic, and iron ages
9. (often plural) informal
a relatively long time
she was an age washing her hair
I've been waiting ages
10. psychology
the level in years that a person has reached in any area of development, such as mental or emotional, compared with the normal level for his chronological age
See also achievement age, mental age
11.  age before beauty
12.  of age
verbWord forms: ages, ageing, aging or aged
to grow or make old or apparently old; become or cause to become old or aged
to begin to seem older
to have aged a lot in the past year
15. brewing
to mature or cause to mature

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see synonyms of age
the time that a person or a thing has existed since birth or beginning
usual or expected life span
the age of a medieval peasant was quite short
a stage of life
she is at the awkward age
the condition of being old; old age
wearied with age
a generation
any interval of geologic time; specif., a subdivision of an epoch corresponding to the rock strata of a stage (sense 13)
any prehistoric cultural period in human development
the Stone Age
a period characterized by some person or by some outstanding feature or influence
the Elizabethan Age, the Space Age
7.  [often pl.]; Informal
a long time
verb intransitiveWord forms: aged, ˈaging or ˈageing
to grow old or show signs of growing old
to ripen or become mature
verb transitive
to make, or make seem, old or mature
to cause to ripen or become mature over a period of time under fixed conditions
to age cheese

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of age
a. Collection; mass: sewerage.
b. Amount: footage.
2. Relationship; connection: parentage.
3. Condition; state: vagabondage.
a. An action: blockage.
b. Result of an action: breakage.
5. Residence or place of: vicarage.
6. Charge or fee: cartage.
a. The length of time that a person or thing has existed: a man 23 years of age; wanted to know the age of the house.
b. The time of life when a person becomes qualified to assume certain civil and personal rights and responsibilities, usually at 18 or 21 years; legal age: under age; of age.
c. One of the stages of life: the age of adolescence; at an awkward age.
d. The state of being old; old age: hair white with age.
2. often Age
a. A period of time marked by a distinctive characteristic, achievement, or figure: the Stone Age; the computer age; the Elizabethan Age.
b. A period in the history of the earth, usually shorter than an epoch: the Ice Age.
a. The period of history during which a person lives: a product of his age.
b. A generation: ages yet unborn.
4. ages Informal An extended period of time: left ages ago.
v. aged, ag·ing, ag·es
1. To cause to become old or to show the signs of becoming old: The stress of the office visibly aged the president.
2. To cause to mature or ripen under controlled conditions: aging wine.
3. To change (the characteristics of a device) through use, especially to stabilize (an electronic device).
1. To become old or show signs of becoming old: Who doesn't want to age gracefully?
2. To develop a certain quality of ripeness; become mature: cheese aging at room temperature.

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