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Definitions of age

  1. make older; " The death of his child aged him tremendously"
  2. how long something has existed; " it was replaced because of its age"
  3. a historic period; " we live in a litigious age"
  4. a time in life ( usually defined in years) at which some particular qualification or power arises; " she was now of school age"; " tall for his eld"
  5. a prolonged period of time; " we've known each other for ages"; " I haven't been there for years and years"
  6. an era of history having some distinctive feature; " we live in a litigious age"
  7. grow old or older; " She aged gracefully"; " we age every day-- what a depressing thought!"; " Young men senesce"
  8. The whole duration of a being, whether animal, vegetable, or other kind; lifetime.
  9. That part of the duration of a being or a thing which is between its beginning and any given time; as, what is the present age of a man, or of the earth?
  10. The latter part of life; an advanced period of life; seniority; state of being old.
  11. One of the stages of life; as, the age of infancy, of youth, etc.
  12. Mature age; especially, the time of life at which one attains full personal rights and capacities; as, to come of age; he ( or she) is of age.
  13. The time of life at which some particular power or capacity is understood to become vested; as, the age of consent; the age of discretion.
  14. A particular period of time in history, as distinguished from others; as, the golden age, the age of Pericles.
  15. A great period in the history of the Earth.
  16. A century; the period of one hundred years.
  17. The people who live at a particular period; hence, a generation.
  18. A long time.
  19. To grow aged; to become old; to show marks of age; as, he grew fat as he aged.
  20. To cause to grow old; to impart the characteristics of age to; as, grief ages us.
  21. In poker, the right belonging to the player to the left of the dealer to pass the first round in betting, and then to come in last or stay out; also, the player holding this position; the eldest hand.
  22. A particular period of time in life or in history; the length of time already lived; time.
  23. To grow old; to make old.
  24. The ordinary length of human life: the time during which a person or thing has lived or existed: mature years: legal maturity ( at 21 years): a period of time: a generation of men: a century.
  25. To grow old:- pr. p. aging; pa. p. aged.
  26. Period of life; period of time; generation; decline of life; legal maturity; a century.
  27. To make, grow, or seem to grow old.
  28. Period of life or existence; length of life already passed.
  29. The decline of life; the state of being old.
  30. Legal majority; maturity.
  31. An era; generation; century.
  32. Forming collective nouns; as, baggage, leafage.
  33. Forming nouns of condition, office, service, or other relation or connection; as, drayage, pilgrimage.
  34. The period of time during which a person or thing exists or has existed; extreme verge of a long life; old people; time of life; maturity; majority; a historical period, or epoch; a generation; a century; a long time; a division of time.
  35. To grow, or seem to grow, old.
  36. A period of time; the whole life of man, or any particular part of it; a particular period of time.

Usage examples for age

  1. He has now lived well beyond the age of seventy and still has a pulse always above ninety. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  2. And at his age! – The Belovéd Traitor by Frank L. Packard
  3. We live in an easy age. – Sketches of the Covenanters by J. C. McFeeters
  4. What I should like to do," she continued, " is to marry her before she comes of age, if I can find any one willing to pay the price." – Jeanne of the Marshes by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  5. That's all true enough, replied the captain; but how many of your age, having been told to do it, would have done it, Tom? – Poor Jack by Frederick Marryat
  6. They were just like other boys and girls except they were your own age. – The-Life-of-Me-an-autobiography by Johnson, Clarence Edgar
  7. But you'll let me say something just once, and forgive me because we're the same foolish age, you know. – The Two Vanrevels by Booth Tarkington
  8. Each of you may speak in order of age. – The Thing in the Attic by James Benjamin Blish
  9. " I suppose it does at your age," he said. – Killykinick by Mary T. Waggaman
  10. " She is very like what Rosie was at her age," said Mrs Snow. – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson
  11. At my age I ought to be helping her. – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  12. And you're the only friend I ever had so near my own age! – Tabitha at Ivy Hall by Ruth Alberta Brown
  13. Florrie never was one to bear old age. – Rose MacLeod by Alice Brown
  14. These men had nothing to do with an age of the impossible. – Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton
  15. He dreamed " boys"- not grown- up boys like me, but children of his own age. – The Dew of Their Youth by S. R. Crockett
  16. But Miss Lovel seems a very nice young lady, and being so near your own age will be quite a companion for you. – The Lovels of Arden by M. E. Braddon
  17. She was now fifty- two years of age. – Original Short Stories, Volume 12 (of 13) by Guy de Maupassant Last Updated: February 13, 2009
  18. She is of age, I suppose, and can marry any one she likes. – A Mysterious Disappearance by Gordon Holmes
  19. " That," he said, " is how I came to be afraid of Old Age." – Running Sands by Reginald Wright Kauffman
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