Definition of Age

1. Noun. How long something has existed. "It was replaced because of its age"




2. Verb. Begin to seem older; get older. "Sam and Sue age"; "The death of his wife caused him to age fast"
Generic synonyms: Develop

3. Noun. An era of history having some distinctive feature. "We live in a litigious age"

4. Verb. Grow old or older. "Young men senesce"
Exact synonyms: Get On, Maturate, Mature, Senesce
Specialized synonyms: Turn, Fossilise, Fossilize, Dote
Generic synonyms: Develop
Derivative terms: Maturation, Maturation, Senescent

5. Noun. A time of life (usually defined in years) at which some particular qualification or power arises. "Tall for his eld"
Exact synonyms: Eld
Group relationships: Life, Life-time, Lifespan, Lifetime
Generic synonyms: Time Of Life
Specialized synonyms: Age Of Consent, Legal Age, Majority, Minority, Nonage, Drinking Age, Voting Age

6. Verb. Make older. "The death of his child aged him tremendously"
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Causes: Get On, Maturate, Mature, Senesce
Antonyms: Rejuvenate

7. Noun. A prolonged period of time. "I haven't been there for years and years"
Exact synonyms: Long Time, Years
Generic synonyms: Period, Period Of Time, Time Period
Specialized synonyms: Month Of Sundays, Aeon, Eon, Blue Moon, Year Dot

8. Noun. A late time of life. "On the brink of geezerhood"
Exact synonyms: Eld, Geezerhood, Old Age, Years
Generic synonyms: Time Of Life
Terms within: Mid-sixties, Sixties, Mid-seventies, Seventies, Eighties, Mid-eighties, Mid-nineties, Nineties
Specialized synonyms: Dotage, Second Childhood, Senility
Derivative terms: Geezer

Definition of Age

1. n. The whole duration of a being, whether animal, vegetable, or other kind; lifetime.

2. v. i. To grow aged; to become old; to show marks of age; as, he grew fat as he aged.

3. v. t. To cause to grow old; to impart the characteristics of age to; as, grief ages us.

4. n. 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.

Definition of Age

1. Noun. The whole duration of a being, whether animal, vegetable, or other kind; lifetime. ¹

2. Noun. That part of the duration of a being or a thing which is between its beginning and any given time. ¹

3. Noun. The latter part of life; an advanced period of life, eld; seniority; state of being old. ¹

4. Noun. One of the stages of life; as, the age of infancy, of youth, etc. ¹

5. Noun. Mature age; especially, the time of life at which one attains full personal rights and capacities. ¹

6. Noun. The time of life at which some particular power or capacity is understood to become vested. ¹

7. Noun. A particular period of time in history, as distinguished from others. ¹

8. Noun. A great period in the history of the Earth. ¹

9. Noun. A century; the period of one hundred years. ¹

10. Noun. The people who live at a particular period. ¹

11. Noun. Hence, a generation. ¹

12. Noun. (hyperbole) A long time. ¹

13. Verb. (transitive) To cause to grow old; to impart the characteristics of age to. ¹

14. Verb. (transitive figuratively) To postpone an action that would extinguish something, as a debt. ¹

15. Verb. (transitive accounting) To categorize by age. ¹

16. Verb. (intransitive) To grow aged; to become old; to show marks of age. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Age

1. to grow old [v AGED, AGING or AGEING, AGES]

Medical Definition of Age

1. 1. The whole duration of a being, whether animal, vegetable, or other kind; lifetime. "Mine age is as nothing before thee." (Ps. Xxxix. 5) 2. 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? 3. The latter part of life; an advanced period of life; seniority; state of being old. "Nor wrong mine age with this indignity." (Shak) 4. One of the stages of life; as, the age of infancy, of youth, etc. 5. 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. In the United States, both males and females are of age when twenty-one years old. 6. 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. 7. A particular period of time in history, as distinguished from others; as, the golden age, the age of Pericles. "The spirit of the age." "Truth, in some age or other, will find her witness." (Milton) Archeological ages are designated as three: The Stone age (the early and the later stone age, called paleolithic and neolithic), the Bronze age, and the Iron age. During the Age of Stone man is supposed to have employed stone for weapons and implements. See Augustan, Brazen, Golden, Heroic, Middle. 8. A great period in the history of the Earth. The geologic ages are as follows: 1. The Archaean, including the time when was no life and the time of the earliest and simplest forms of life. 2. The age of Invertebrates, or the Silurian, when the life on the globe consisted distinctively of invertebrates. 3. The age of Fishes, or the Devonian, when fishes were the dominant race. 4. The age of Coal Plants, or Acrogens, or the Carboniferous age. 5. The Mesozoic or Secondary age, or age of Reptiles, when reptiles prevailed in great numbers and of vast size. 6. The Tertiary age, or age of Mammals, when the mammalia, or quadrupeds, abounded, and were the dominant race. 7. The Quaternary age, or age of Man, or the modern era. 9. A century; the period of one hundred years. "Fleury . . . Apologizes for these five ages." (Hallam) 10. The people who live at a particular period; hence, a generation. "Ages yet unborn." "The way which the age follows." (J. H. Newman) "Lo! where the stage, the poor, degraded stage, Holds its warped mirror to a gaping age." (C. Sprague) 11. A long time. "He made minutes an age." Age of a tide, the time from the origin of a tide in the South Pacific Ocean to its arrival at a given place. Moon's age, the time that has elapsed since the last preceding conjunction of the sun and moon. Age is used to form the first part of many compounds; as, agelasting, age-adorning, age-worn, age-enfeebled, agelong. Synonym: Time, period, generation, date, era, epoch. Origin: OF. Aage, eage, F. Age, fr. L. Aetas through a supposed LL. Aetaticum. L. Aetas is contracted fr. Aevitas, fr. Aevum lifetime, age; akin to E. Aye ever. Cf. Each. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Age

agatize
agatized
agatizes
agatizing
agatoid
agaty
agave
agave family
agaves
agayn
agayne
agaynest
agaynst
agaze
agazed
age (current term)
age-of-consent
age-old
age-related macular degeneration
age-reversal
age-specific rate
age-structured model
age before beauty
age bracket
age distribution
age factors
age group
age groups

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