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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 late time of life; " 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. a prolonged period of time; " we've known each other for ages"; " I haven't been there for years and years"
  7. begin to seem older; get older; " The death of his wife caused him to age fast"
  8. an era of history having some distinctive feature; " we live in a litigious age"
  9. grow old or older; " She aged gracefully"; " we age every day-- what a depressing thought!"; " Young men senesce"
  10. The whole duration of a being, whether animal, vegetable, or other kind; lifetime.
  11. 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?
  12. The latter part of life; an advanced period of life; seniority; state of being old.
  13. One of the stages of life; as, the age of infancy, of youth, etc.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. A particular period of time in history, as distinguished from others; as, the golden age, the age of Pericles.
  17. A great period in the history of the Earth.
  18. A century; the period of one hundred years.
  19. The people who live at a particular period; hence, a generation.
  20. A long time.
  21. To grow aged; to become old; to show marks of age; as, he grew fat as he aged.
  22. To cause to grow old; to impart the characteristics of age to; as, grief ages us.
  23. 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.
  24. A particular period of time in life or in history; the length of time already lived; time.
  25. To grow old; to make old.
  26. Period, beginning at birth and ending with death.
  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. To grow old:- pr. p. aging; pa. p. aged.
  29. Period of life; period of time; generation; decline of life; legal maturity; a century.
  30. To make, grow, or seem to grow old.
  31. Period of life or existence; length of life already passed.
  32. The decline of life; the state of being old.
  33. Legal majority; maturity.
  34. An era; generation; century.
  35. Forming collective nouns; as, baggage, leafage.
  36. Forming nouns of condition, office, service, or other relation or connection; as, drayage, pilgrimage.
  37. 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.
  38. To grow, or seem to grow, old.
  39. A period of time; the whole life of man, or any particular part of it; a particular period of time.
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Quotes of age

  1. I'm at the age now where just putting my cigar in its holder is a thrill. – George Burns
  2. It's ironic that at age 32, at probably the greatest moment of my career, with The Godfather having such an enormous success, I wasn't even aware of it, because I was somewhere else under the deadline again. – Francis Ford Coppola
  3. Now that digital lifestyle devices, tablets, wireless phones, and other Internet appliances are beginning to come of age we need to worry about presenting our content to these devices so that it is optimized for their display capabilities. – Mike Davidson
  4. I take advantage of every thing I can- age hair, disability- because my cause is just. – Marjory Stoneman Douglas
  5. But, on another level it's really sort of this really cool coming of age story, it reminds me of like The Breakfast Club or something like that, if I can be so bold to associate with The Breakfast Club. – Will Estes
  6. Hesitation increases in relation to risk in equal proportion to age – Ernest Hemingway
  7. So, at the age of nine, I became a monk, and from then on I was there practicing that kind of nonviolence. – Satish Kumar
  8. I saw how many people were poor and how many kids my age went to school hungry in the morning, which I don't think most of my contemporaries in racially segregated schools in the South thought very much about at the time. – Charles Kuralt
  9. What though youth gave love and roses, Age still leaves us friends and wine. – Thomas Moore
  10. I was always concerned with writing to my age at a particular moment. That was the way I would keep faith with the audience that supported me as I went along. – Bruce Springsteen
  11. I started at a very early age in this business and I'm sure most of you have read stories about people who have started as children and ended up in very difficult lives and bad consequences. – Dean Stockwell
  12. No, but way before that, I've been doing little dances in movies for years. Yeah, that was an amazing chance. You know, at my age to be able to do a music dance video, very unusual. – Christopher Walken
  13. Photography suits the temper of this age of active bodies and minds. It is a perfect medium for one whose mind is teeming with ideas, imagery, for a prolific worker who would be slowed down by painting or sculpting, for one who sees quickly and acts decisively, accurately. – Edward Weston
  14. But an old age serene and bright, and lovely as a Lapland night, shall lead thee to thy grave. – William Wordsworth
  15. Every great architect is- necessarily- a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age – Frank Lloyd Wright

Usage examples for age

  1. She was now fifty- two years of age – Original Short Stories, Volume 12 (of 13) by Guy de Maupassant Last Updated: February 13, 2009
  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. He dreamed " boys"- not grown- up boys like me, but children of his own age – The Dew of Their Youth by S. R. Crockett
  5. She is of age I suppose, and can marry any one she likes. – A Mysterious Disappearance by Gordon Holmes
  6. " That," he said, " is how I came to be afraid of Old Age – Running Sands by Reginald Wright Kauffman
  7. Florrie never was one to bear old age – Rose MacLeod by Alice Brown
  8. But, indeed, he has only been once at the old place since he was of age – Alice, or The Mysteries, Book II by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  9. 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
  10. And you're the only friend I ever had so near my own age – Tabitha at Ivy Hall by Ruth Alberta Brown
  11. They were just like other boys and girls except they were your own age – The-Life-of-Me-an-autobiography by Johnson, Clarence Edgar
  12. These men had nothing to do with an age of the impossible. – Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton
  13. " She is very like what Rosie was at her age said Mrs Snow. – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson
  14. Each of you may speak in order of age – The Thing in the Attic by James Benjamin Blish
  15. He has now lived well beyond the age of seventy and still has a pulse always above ninety. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  16. At my age I ought to be helping her. – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. " I suppose it does at your age he said. – Killykinick by Mary T. Waggaman

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