What does age mean?

Definitions for age
eɪdʒage

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word age.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. agenoun

    how long something has existed

    "it was replaced because of its age"

  2. historic period, agenoun

    an era of history having some distinctive feature

    "we live in a litigious age"

  3. age, eldnoun

    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, yearsnoun

    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, geezerhoodverb

    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. ageverb

    begin to seem older; get older

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

  7. senesce, age, get on, mature, maturateverb

    grow old or older

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

  8. ageverb

    make older

    "The death of his child aged him tremendously"

GCIDE

  1. Agenoun

    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. Abbott. In the United States, both males and females are of age when twenty-one years old. Some rights, such as that of voting in elections, are conferred earlier.

Wiktionary

  1. agenoun

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

  2. agenoun

    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. agenoun

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

  4. agenoun

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

  5. agenoun

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

  6. agenoun

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

  7. agenoun

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

  8. agenoun

    A great period in the history of the Earth.

  9. agenoun

    A century; the period of one hundred years.

  10. ageverb

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

    Grief ages us.

  11. ageverb

    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. ageverb

    To categorize by age.

    One his first assignments was to age the accounts receivable.

  13. ageverb

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

    He grew fat as he aged.

  14. agenoun

    The people who live at a particular period.

  15. agenoun

    Hence, a generation.

    There are three ages living in her house.

  16. agenoun

    A long time.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. AGEnoun

    Etymology: age, Fr. anciently eage, or aage; it is deduced by Gilles Ménage, from ætatium, of ætas; by Franciscus Junius, from aa, which, in the Teutonic dialects, signified long duration.

    One man in his time plays many parts,
    His life being seven ages. William Shakespeare.

    And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years; so the whole age of Jacob was an hundred forty and seven years. Genesis, xlvii. 28.

    Hence, lastly, springs care of posterities,
    For things their kind would everlasting make.
    Hence is it, that old men do plant young trees,
    The fruit whereof another age shall take. John Davies.

    Next, to the Son,
    Destin’d Restorer of mankind, by whom
    New heav’n, and earth, shall to the ages rise,
    Or down from heav’n descend. John Milton, Paradise Lost.

    No declining age
    E’er felt the raptures of poetic rage. Wentworth Dillon.

    You see how full of change his age is: the observation we have made of it hath not been little; he always loved our sister most, and with what poor judgment he hath now cast her off. William Shakespeare, King Lear.

    Boys must not have th’ ambitious care of men,
    Nor men the weak anxieties of age. Wentworth Dillon.

    And on this forehead, where your verse has said,
    The loves delighted, and the graces play’d;
    Insulting age will trace his cruel way,
    And leave sad marks of his destructive sway. Matthew Prior.

    A solemn admission of proselytes, all that either, being of age, desire that admission for themselves, or that, in infancy, are by others presented to that charity of the church. Henry Hammond.

    We thought our sires, not with their own content,
    Had, ere we came to age, our portion spent. Dryd.

Wikipedia

  1. Age

    Age is a song written and recorded by Jim Croce and his wife Ingrid. The song was first recorded in 1969 on their self-titled album. Jim Croce would record the song again, this time without Ingrid, for his final album I Got a Name in 1973. Jerry Reed's cover of the song was released as a single in 1980 on his tribute album to Croce, and it peaked at 36 on the Billboard country chart.

ChatGPT

  1. age

    Age refers to the length of time that a person, animal, or thing has existed or has been in existence. It often signifies the period from birth to the present day in humans. Age can also refer to a particular period in history or a specific stage in a life cycle.

  2. age

    Age is a measure of the length of time an individual, object, or entity has existed, typically calculated from the time of birth or creation to the present. It is often expressed in units such as years, months, or days. In the context of living organisms, age can also be used to denote the physical and physiological changes and maturity levels achieved over time.

  3. age

    Age is a measure of the length of time an individual, organism, object, or concept has existed since its creation or birth. It is often expressed in units like years, months or days. For people and animals, it usually refers to the period elapsed since birth; for objects, it is often the time since its making or formation.

  4. age

    Age refers to the length of time that a person, animal, or object has existed. It indicates the amount of time that has passed since someone or something was born or created. Age often affects maturity, growth or deterioration, and it is usually measured in units such as years, months, or days.

  5. age

    Age refers to the length of time an individual, organism, or object has existed, usually measured in years or units of time. In humans, it typically refers to the period from birth to the present. Age can also refer to a specific period or era in history or the characteristics associated with a certain period of life.

  6. age

    Age refers to the length of time that a person, animal, or object has been alive or existed. It can also refer to a particular period in someone's life or in history. Age is often used to denote maturity, development, or stages of life.

  7. age

    Age refers to the length of time an individual, organism, object or entity has been in existence. In humans, it is often measured in years from the date of birth. Age can also refer to a particular period in history or an individual's life characterized by notable events or features.

  8. age

    Age refers to the length of time a living entity, such as a human, animal or plant, has existed since their birth or creation. It is often expressed in units such as years, months, weeks or days. Age can also denote a particular period of history or significant phase in the development of something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Agenoun

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

  2. Agenoun

    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. Agenoun

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

  4. Agenoun

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

  5. Agenoun

    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. Agenoun

    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. Agenoun

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

  8. Agenoun

    a great period in the history of the Earth

  9. Agenoun

    a century; the period of one hundred years

  10. Agenoun

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

  11. Agenoun

    a long time

  12. Ageverb

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

  13. Ageverb

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

  14. Etymology: [OF. aage, eage, F. ge, fr. L. aetas through a supposed LL. aetaticum. L. aetas is contracted fr. aevitas, fr. aevum lifetime, age; akin to E. aye ever. Cf. Each.]

Wikidata

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Age

    āj, n. the ordinary length of human life: the time during which a person or thing has lived or existed: mature years: legal maturity (at 21 years), or time of life with regard to crime, contracts, marriage, &c.: a period of time: any great period of human history, as the Golden Age, the Bronze Age, the Middle Ages, or of individual history, as the age of infancy, the five—or seven—so-called ages of man: a generation of men: a century.—v.i. to grow old:—pr.p. āg′ing; pa.p. āg′ed.—adj. Aged (āj′ed), advanced in age: having a certain age.—n.pl. old people.—n. Agedness (āj′ed-nes), condition of being aged or old.—adjs. Age′less; Age′long. [O. Fr. edage (Fr. âge)—L. ætas = ævitas—L. ævum, age; cog. with Ever.]

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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. age

    In chronology, a period of a hundred years.--Ship's age, one of the stipulations of contracts at Lloyd's.--Age of the moon, is the interval of time or number of days elapsed since the previous conjunction or new moon.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. age

    In a military sense, a young man must be 14 years old before he can become an officer in the English army, or be entered as a cadet at Woolwich, in the English military academy. For admission to the military academy at West Point, U. S., the age is from 17 to 22 years. Men are enlisted for soldiers at from 17 to 45 in the English army, and in the U. S. army at from 18 to 35. Officers in the U. S. army may be retired, at the discretion of the President, at 62 years of age.

Editors Contribution

  1. age

    An amount of time alive from birth to the current moment for a human being or animal.

    Age is but a number on a page, it's how we feel, think and see that matters.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 15, 2020  


  2. ageverb

    The first recording from the birth of a human child until the death which was caused by the sin of Man and woman on Gaia, and brings justification for the general attorney in time. 1.) The length of time that a person has lived or a thing has existed.

    I am in my medieval age of years, and it's my time to reign with Jesus Christ. Age is justice of a number.

    Etymology: Growth


    Submitted by Tehorah_Elyon on March 14, 2024  

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. AGE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Age is ranked #45886 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Age surname appeared 465 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Age.

    46.6% or 217 total occurrences were White.
    46% or 214 total occurrences were Black.
    4.3% or 20 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.5% or 7 total occurrences were of two or more races.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'age' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #418

  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

Anagrams for age »

  1. EGA

  2. G. E. A.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of age in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of age in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of age in a Sentence

  1. Tom Frieden:

    What we have to do is recognize that we're all in it together, and any one group or any one part of the country that gets infected or has a high rate of disease is a risk potentially to every other age group and every other part of the country.

  2. George Belch:

    The average person, when they look at his age and see the fact he has been suspended in the past, I think a lot of people are just going to look at it and say,' well he found a way around the testing,' given his age, people are going to have a difficult time accepting the fact that he could be running faster than ever.

  3. Sylvia Miller-Mutia:

    In the same way that Elizabeth Ramos wouldn't hand a calculus textbook to a kindergartner, but Elizabeth Ramos would teach them their numbers because otherwise when they get to high school, they're going to be really lost … likewise, Elizabeth Ramos know, Elizabeth Ramos give kids tools when they're very small to build the foundation that enables them to have the skills and the tools they need to engage more difficult or nuanced material as they age.

  4. Roosevelt, Eleanor:

    I could not at any age be content to take my place in a corner by the fireside and simply look on.

  5. Lisel Heise:

    To reach the age of 100, I tell everybody: live healthily when you're young, do lots of sport, eat well and train your mind.

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