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’”).
- The whole duration of a being, whether animal, vegetable, or other kind; lifetime.
- 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?
- The latter part of life; an advanced period of life; seniority; state of being old.
- One of the stages of life; as, the age of infancy, of youth, etc.
- 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
- The time of life at which some particular power or capacity is understood to become vested.
- the age of consent
- the age of discretion
- A particular period of time in history, as distinguished from others.
- the golden age
- the age of Pericles
- A great period in the history of the Earth.
- A century; the period of one hundred years.
- The people who live at a particular period.
- Hence, a generation.
- There are three ages living in her house.
- A long time.
- It's been an age since we last saw you.
whole duration of a being
part of the duration of a being or thing between its beginning and any given time
one of the stages of life
time of life when one attains full person rights
time of life at which some particular power or capacity is understood to become vested
particular period of time in history
great period in the history of the Earth
people who live at a particular period
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to age (third-person singular simple present ages, present participle ageing or (US) aging, simple past and past participle aged)
Third person singular
ageing or (US) aging
- (transitive) To cause to grow old; to impart the characteristics of age to.
- Grief ages us.
- (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.
- (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To categorize by age.
- One his first assignments was to age the accounts receivable.
- (intransitive) To grow aged; to become old; to show marks of age.
- He grew fat as he aged.
transitive: cause to grow old
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