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Etymology

From Old French aage (French âge), supposedly from Late Latin aetaticum, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] aetas, from aevum (lifetime).

Noun

Singular
age

Plural
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  1. The whole duration of a being, whether animal, vegetable, or other kind; lifetime.
  2. That part of the duration of a being or a thing which is between its beginning and any given time.
    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.
  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.
    to come of age
    he (or she) is of age
  6. The time of life at which some particular power or capacity is understood to become vested.
    the age of consent
    the age of discretion
  7. A particular period of time in history, as distinguished from others.
    the golden age
    the age of Pericles
  8. A great period in the history of the Earth.
  9. A century; the period of one hundred years.
  10. The people who live at a particular period.
  11. Hence, a generation.
    There are three ages living in her house.
  12. A long time.
    It's been an age since we last saw you.

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Verb

Infinitive
to age

Third person singular
ages

Simple past
aged

Past participle
-

Present participle
ageing or (US) aging

to age (third-person singular simple present ages, present participle ageing or (US) aging, simple past and past participle aged)
  1. (transitive) To cause to grow old; to impart the characteristics of age to.
    Grief ages us.
  2. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To postpone an action that would extinguish something, as a debt.
    Money's a little tight right now, let's age our bills for a week or so.
  3. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To categorize by age.
    One his first assignments was to age the accounts receivable.
  4. (intransitive) To grow aged; to become old; to show marks of age.
    He grew fat as he aged.

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French

Noun

age m.

  1. beam
  2. shaft

Old Frisian

Noun

age

  1. eye

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