Age - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |eɪdʒ|  American pronunciation of the word age
Brit.  |eɪdʒ|  British pronunciation of the word age

noun

- how long something has existed
- an era of history having some distinctive feature
- a time of life (usually defined in years) at which some particular qualification or power arises(syn: eld)
- a prolonged period of time(syn: years)
- a late time of life(syn: eld, geezerhood, years)

verb

- begin to seem older; get older
- grow old or older(syn: maturate, mature, senesce)
- make older

Examples

Some people are reluctant to reveal their ages.

She died tragically at a young age.

The treatment depends on the sex and age of the patient.

She died at the ripe old age of 90.

The movie appeals to people of all ages.

Their son needs to spend more time with children his own age.

A group of children ranging in age from 8 to 11

She became involved with a man twice her age.

The program is for people over age 50.

Groups of people classified by race and age

As he aged he grew more and more bitter.

You haven't aged a day since I saw you last!

His troubles have aged him.

Exposure to the sun has aged her skin.

The wine ages in oak barrels.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: age
he/she/it: ages
present participle: aging
past tense: aged
past participle: aged
noun
singular: age
plural: ages
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