age
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /eɪd͡ʒ/

Noun

age

  1. (countable) The whole duration of a being#Noun|being, whether animal, plant#Noun|plant, or other kind, being alive.
  2. (countable) The number#Noun|number of full years, months, days, hours, etc., that someone, or something, has been alive.
  3. (countable) One of the stage#Noun|stages of life.
    the age of infancy
  4. (countable) The time#Noun|time of life at which some particular power#Noun|power or capacity is understood to become vested#Adjective|vested.
    the age of consent; the age of discretion
  5. (countable) A particular period of time in history, as distinguished from others.
    the golden age; the age of Pericles
  6. (countable) A great#Adjective|great period in the history of the Earth.
    the Bronze Age was followed by the Iron Age; the Tithonian Age was the last in the Late Jurassic epoch
  7. (countable) A period of one hundred years; a century.
  8. (countable) The people who live during a particular period.
  9. (countable) A generation.
    There are three ages living in her house.
  10. (countable, hyperbole) A long time.
    It’s been an age since we last saw you.
  11. (countable, geology) A unit of geologic time subdividing an epoch into smaller parts.
  12. (countable, poker) The right#Noun|right of the player to the left#Noun|left of the dealer to pass#Verb|pass the first round#Noun|round in betting#Noun|betting, and then to come in last or stay out; also, the player holding this position; the eldest hand#Noun|hand.
  13. (uncountable) That part of the duration of a being or a thing which is between its beginning and any given time; specifically the size of that part.
    What is the present age of a man, or of the earth?
  14. (uncountable) Mature age; especially, the time of life at which one attains full personal#Adjective|personal rights and capacities.
    to come of age; she is now of age
  15. (uncountable) An advanced period of life; the latter part of life; the state of being old; eld, seniority.
    Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age, sometimes age just shows up all by itself.
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  • Russian: во́зраст
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  • Russian: поколе́ние
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Verb

age (ages, present participle ageing; past and past participle aged)

  1. (transitive) To cause to grow old; to impart the characteristics of age to.
    Grief ages us.
  2. (transitive, figuratively) 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.
  3. (transitive, accounting) To categorize by age.
    One his first assignments was to age the accounts receivable.
  4. (intransitive) To grow aged; to become old; to show marks of age.
    He grew fat as he aged.
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