Definitions of age

  1. To grow, or seem to grow, old.
  2. To grow old; to make old.
  3. To make, grow, or seem to grow old.
  4. To cause to grow old; to impart the characteristics of age to; as, grief ages us.
  5. To grow aged; to become old; to show marks of age; as, he grew fat as he aged.
  6. To grow old:- pr. p. aging; pa. p. aged.
  7. Forming collective nouns; as, baggage, leafage.
  8. Forming nouns of condition, office, service, or other relation or connection; as, drayage, pilgrimage.
  9. how long something has existed; " it was replaced because of its age"
  10. a historic period; " we live in a litigious age"
  11. a prolonged period of time; " we've known each other for ages"; " I haven't been there for years and years"
  12. an era of history having some distinctive feature; " we live in a litigious age"
  13. grow old or older; " She aged gracefully"; " we age every day-- what a depressing thought!"; " Young men senesce"
  14. The whole duration of a being, whether animal, vegetable, or other kind; lifetime.
  15. 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?
  16. The latter part of life; an advanced period of life; seniority; state of being old.
  17. One of the stages of life; as, the age of infancy, of youth, etc.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. A particular period of time in history, as distinguished from others; as, the golden age, the age of Pericles.
  21. A great period in the history of the Earth.
  22. A century; the period of one hundred years.
  23. The people who live at a particular period; hence, a generation.
  24. A long time.
  25. 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.
  26. A particular period of time in life or in history; the length of time already lived; time.
  27. 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.
  28. Period of life; period of time; generation; decline of life; legal maturity; a century.
  29. Period of life or existence; length of life already passed.
  30. The decline of life; the state of being old.
  31. Legal majority; maturity.
  32. An era; generation; century.
  33. 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.
  34. A period of time; the whole life of man, or any particular part of it; a particular period of time.
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