Definition of Middle age

1. Noun. The time of life between youth and old age (e.g., between 40 and 60 years of age).

Generic synonyms: Time Of Life
Group relationships: Adulthood, Maturity
Terms within: Change Of Life, Climacteric, Menopause, Climacteric

Definition of Middle age

1. Noun. the period of life between youth and old age; midlife ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Middle Age

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middle age (current term)
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middle axillary line
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middle cervical cardiac nerve
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middle cervical ganglion

Literary usage of Middle age

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1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1868)
"middle age attains to a maturity of emotion as well as to a maturity of intellect ... A pleasanter theme is the pious aspirations of middle age, with their ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Edward Aloysius Pace, Charles George Herbermann (1922)
"Thus they extended the middle age of the Latin language to a period ... Thus the middle age of Latinity became synonymous with declining Latinity. ..."

3. The Story of Rome by Norwood Young (1910)
"The middle age is the age which lies in the middle,', between the classic and the modern. The classic \ world was on its death-bed in the fourth century, ..."

4. History of English Literature by Hippolyte Taine (1897)
"As Spain, later on, renewing the middle-age, after having shone splendidly and foolishly by her chivalry and devotion, by Lope de Vega and Calderon, ..."

5. Hellenic History by George Willis Botsford (1922)
"CHAPTER III THE middle age: TRANSITION FROM MINOAN TO HELLENIC LIFE About 1200-750 AT the time when migratory warriors were raiding the Egyptian Delta and ..."

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