Definitions for AGEeɪdʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ageeɪdʒ(n.; v.)aged, ag•ing; age•ing.

  1. (n.)the length of time during which a being or thing has existed; length of life or existence to the time mentioned:

    trees of unknown age.

  2. a period of human life, measured by years from birth, when a person is regarded as capable of assuming certain privileges or responsibilities:

    the age of consent.

  3. the particular period of life at which a person becomes qualified or disqualified for something:

    to be over the age for military service.

  4. one of the periods or stages of human life:

    middle age.

  5. advanced years; old age:

    His eyes were dim with age.

  6. a generation or a series of generations:

    ages yet unborn.

  7. the period of history in which an individual lives:

    the most famous architect of the age.

  8. (often cap.) a particular period of history; a historical epoch:

    the Periclean Age.

  9. Usu., ages. a long period of time:

    You've been away for ages.

  10. the average life expectancy of an individual or the individuals of a class or species:

    The age of a horse is from 25 to 30 years.

  11. (often cap.) a period of the history of the earth distinguished by some special feature: a unit of geological time, shorter than an epoch, during which the rocks comprising a stage were formed.

    the Ice Age.

    Category: Geology

  12. (v.i.)to grow old:

    She is aging gracefully.

  13. to mature, as wine, cheese, or wood.

  14. (v.t.)to cause to grow or seem old:

    Fear aged him overnight.

  15. to bring to maturity; make ready for use:

    to age wine.

Idioms for age:

  1. of age, having reached adulthood, esp. as specified by law:

    to come of age.

    Category: Law, Idiom

Origin of age:

1225–75; ME < AF, OF aage, eage < (< L aetātem acc. of ae(vi)tās age; aev(um) time, lifetime)

-age

  1. a suffix typically forming mass or abstract nouns from various parts of speech, occurring orig. in loanwords from French (courage; voyage) and productive in English with the meanings “aggregate” (coinage; peerage; trackage), “process” (coverage), “the outcome of” as either “the fact of” or “the physical effect or remains of” (spoilage; wreckage), “place of living or business” (brokerage; parsonage), “social standing or relationship” ({{i}}bo

    Category: Affix

Origin of -age:

ME < OF < L -āticum, neut. of -āticus adj. suffix

Princeton's WordNet

  1. age(noun)

    how long something has existed

    "it was replaced because of its age"

  2. historic period, age(noun)

    an era of history having some distinctive feature

    "we live in a litigious age"

  3. age, eld(noun)

    a time of life (usually defined in years) at which some particular qualification or power arises

    "she was now of school age"; "tall for his eld"

  4. long time, age, years(noun)

    a prolonged period of time

    "we've known each other for ages"; "I haven't been there for years and years"

  5. old age, years, age, eld, geezerhood(verb)

    a late time of life

    "old age is not for sissies"; "he's showing his years"; "age hasn't slowed him down at all"; "a beard white with eld"; "on the brink of geezerhood"

  6. age(verb)

    begin to seem older; get older

    "The death of his wife caused him to age fast"

  7. senesce, age, get on, mature, maturate(verb)

    grow old or older

    "She aged gracefully"; "we age every day--what a depressing thought!"; "Young men senesce"

  8. age(verb)

    make older

    "The death of his child aged him tremendously"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. age(noun)ɪdʒ

    the number of years sb or sth has lived or existed

    died at the age of 88; starting school at age 4; children of all ages; determining the age of the dinosaur bones

  2. ageɪdʒ

    compared to others of the same age

    She's tall for her age.

  3. ageɪdʒ

    the people within a range of ages

    children in the 1-4 age group

  4. ageɪdʒ

    the age before or after which you cannot do sth

    the age limit for drinking alcohol

  5. ageɪdʒ

    time in life when you can do sth

    young people who have reached voting age

  6. ageɪdʒ

    period of history

    the Golden Age of Ancient Greece; in this age of mobile electronics

  7. age(verb)ɪdʒ

    to become or look older

    She had aged noticeably since then.; as the population ages

Wiktionary

  1. age(Noun)

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

  2. age(Noun)

    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. age(Noun)

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

  4. age(Noun)

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

  5. age(Noun)

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

  6. age(Noun)

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

  7. age(Noun)

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

  8. age(Noun)

    A great period in the history of the Earth.

  9. age(Noun)

    A century; the period of one hundred years.

  10. age(Verb)

    To cause to grow old; to impart the characteristics of age to.

    Grief ages us.

  11. age(Verb)

    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.

  12. age(Verb)

    To categorize by age.

    One his first assignments was to age the accounts receivable.

  13. age(Verb)

    To grow aged; to become old; to show marks of age.

    He grew fat as he aged.

  14. age(Noun)

    The people who live at a particular period.

  15. age(Noun)

    Hence, a generation.

    There are three ages living in her house.

  16. age(Noun)

    A long time.

    It's been an age since we last saw you.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Age(noun)

    the whole duration of a being, whether animal, vegetable, or other kind; lifetime

  2. Age(noun)

    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. Age(noun)

    the latter part of life; an advanced period of life; seniority; state of being old

  4. Age(noun)

    one of the stages of life; as, the age of infancy, of youth, etc

  5. Age(noun)

    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

  6. Age(noun)

    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. Age(noun)

    a particular period of time in history, as distinguished from others; as, the golden age, the age of Pericles

  8. Age(noun)

    a great period in the history of the Earth

  9. Age(noun)

    a century; the period of one hundred years

  10. Age(noun)

    the people who live at a particular period; hence, a generation

  11. Age(noun)

    a long time

  12. Age(verb)

    to grow aged; to become old; to show marks of age; as, he grew fat as he aged

  13. Age(verb)

    to cause to grow old; to impart the characteristics of age to; as, grief ages us

Freebase

  1. Age

    In model theory, the age of a structure A is the class of all finitely generated structures which are embeddable in A. This concept is central in the construction of a Fraïssé limit. The main point of Fraïssé's construction is to show how one can approximate a structure by its finitely generated substructures. Thus for example the age of any dense linear order without endpoints, is precisely the set of all finite linear orderings, which are distinguished up to isomorphism only by their size. Thus the age of any DLO is countable. This shows in a way that a DLO is a kind of limit of finite linear orderings. One can easily see that any class K which is an age of some structure satisfies the following three conditions: Fraïssé proved that when K is any non-empty countable set of finitely generated σ-structures which has the above two properties, then it is an age of a countable structure. Furthermore, suppose that K happens to satisfy the following additional property. In that case, there is a unique countable structure, up to isomorphism, that has age K and is homogeneous. In this context, Homogeneous means that any isomorphism between two finitely generated substructures can be extended to an automorphism of the whole structure. Again, an example of this situation is the ordered set of rational numbers . It is the unique homogenous countable structure whose age is the set of all finite linear orderings. Note that the ordered set of natural numbers has the same age as a DLO, but it is not homogenous since if we map {1, 3} to {5, 6}, it would not extend to any automorphism f since there should be an element between and . The same applies to integers.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. AGE

    Something to brag about in your wine-cellar and forget in a birth-day book The boast of an old vintage, the bug a boo of an old maid.

British National Corpus

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  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'AGE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #674

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'AGE' in Nouns Frequency: #118

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'AGE' in Verbs Frequency: #708


Translations for AGE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

age(noun)

the amount of time during which a person or thing has existed

He went to school at the age of six (years); What age is she?

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