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Meaning & Definition of Age in English

English

Age

/eʤ/

noun

1. How long something has existed

  • "It was replaced because of its age"
    synonym:
  • age

2. An era of history having some distinctive feature

  • "We live in a litigious age"
    synonym:
  • historic period
  • ,
  • age

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • age
  • ,
  • eld

4. A prolonged period of time

  • "We've known each other for ages"
  • "I haven't been there for years and years"
    synonym:
  • long time
  • ,
  • age
  • ,
  • years

5. 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"
    synonym:
  • old age
  • ,
  • years
  • ,
  • age
  • ,
  • eld
  • ,
  • geezerhood

verb

1. Begin to seem older

  • Get older
  • "The death of his wife caused him to age fast"
    synonym:
  • age

2. Grow old or older

  • "She aged gracefully"
  • "We age every day--what a depressing thought!"
  • "Young men senesce"
    synonym:
  • senesce
  • ,
  • age
  • ,
  • get on
  • ,
  • mature
  • ,
  • maturate

3. Make older

  • "The death of his child aged him tremendously"
    synonym:
  • age

Examples of using

I understand Tom salted away a good deal for his old age.
Tom refuses to retire in spite of his age.
Being a healthy eater will not stop you gaining weight once you hit middle age, Australian researchers have found.