- Formal use of the word age, indicating the name of a specific era.
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Full Definition of Age
- The whole duration of a being, whether animal, vegetable, or other kind; lifetime.
- That part of the duration of a being or a thing which is between its beginning and any given time.
verb (ages, ageing or in the US aging, aged)
- What is the present of a man, or of the earth?
- The latter part of life; an advanced period of life; seniority; state of being old.
- One of the stages of life; as, the age of infancy, of youth, etc.
- Mature age; especially, the time of life at which one attains full personal rights and capacities.
- to come of
- he (or she) is of
- The time of life at which some particular power or capacity is understood to become vested.
- the of consent
- the of discretion
- A particular period of time in history, as distinguished from others.
- the golden
- the of Pericles
- A great period in the history of the Earth.
- A century; the period of one hundred years.
- The people who live at a particular period.
- Hence, a generation.
- A long time.
- (transitive) To cause to grow old; to impart the characteristics of age to.
Etymology: From (term, aage, lang=fro) (French (term, íge, lang=fr)), supposedly from (term, aetaticum, lang=la), from (term, aetas, lang=la), from (term, aevum, , lifetime, lang=la).
- grief ages us
- (intransitive) To grow aged; to become old; to show marks of age.
- he grew fat as he aged
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