-age
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ɪdʒ/, /ədʒ/ (earlier loans and when attached to any non-French roots)
  • IPA: /ɑʒ/ (more recent loanwords from French such as massage, mirage, barrage, etc.)
Suffix
  1. forming nouns with the sense of collection or appurtenance.
    word + -age → wordage
    Synonyms: -ery, -ing
  2. forming nouns indicating a process, action, or a result
    block + -age → blockage
    marry + -age → marriage
    slip + -age → slippage
    shrink + -age → shrinkage
  3. forming nouns of a state or relationship
    bond + -age → bondage
  4. forming nouns indicating a place
    orphan + -age → orphanage
    hermit + -age → hermitage
  5. forming nouns indicating a charge, toll, or fee
    post + -age → postage
    broker + -age → brokerage
    cork + -age → corkage
  6. forming nouns indicating a rate
    percent + -age → percentage
    mile + -age → mileage
  7. forming nouns of a unit of measure.
    volt + -age → voltage
    foot + -age → footage
    tonne + -age → tonnage
    hour + -age → hourage
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  • Portuguese: -ato
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  • Portuguese: -ágio
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