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Age Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    age n
  1. how long something has existed; "it was replaced because of its age"
  2. an era of history having some distinctive feature; "we live in a litigious age" [syn: historic period]
  3. a time in life (usually defined in years) at which some particular qualification or power arises; "she was now of school age"; "tall for his eld" [syn: eld]
  4. 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" [syn: old age, years, eld, geezerhood]
  5. a prolonged period of time; "we've known each other for ages"; "I haven't been there for years and years" [syn: long time, years] v
  6. begin to seem older; get older; "The death of his wife caused him to age fast"
  7. grow old or older; "She aged gracefully"; "we age every day--what a depressing thought!"; "Young men senesce" [syn: senesce, get on, mature, maturate]
  8. make older; "The death of his child aged him tremendously" [ant: rejuvenate]
Age Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Age \Age\, n. In poker, the right belonging to the player to the left of the dealer to pass the first round in betting, and then to come in last or stay out; also, the player holding this position; the eldest hand.
Age Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Age \Age\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Aged; p. pr. & vb. n. Aging.] To grow aged; to become old; to show marks of age; as, he grew fat as he aged. They live one hundred and thirty years, and never age for all that. --Holland. I am aging; that is, I have a whitish, or rather a light-colored, hair here and there. --Landor.
Age Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Age \Age\ ([=a]j), n. [OF. aage, eage, F. [^a]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. 220 catflap.bishopston.net dictd 1.11.2/rf on FreeBSD 8.1-STABLE <145858.61096.1289970012@catflap.bishopston.net>
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Age'


  • Age: Age may refer to: The length of time that an organism has lived: Ageing (aging), the social, cultural, and economic factors of human age ...
  • The Age: The Age is a broadsheet daily newspaper, which has been published in Melbourne , Australia since 1854. The Age was founded by three ...
  • Ageing: Ageing (British and Australian English) or aging (American and Canadian English) is the accumulation of changes in an organism or object ...
  • Dark Ages: "Dark Ages" is a term referring to the perceived period of both cultural and economic deterioration as well as disruption that took place in ...
  • Age of consent: While the phrase age of consent typically does not appear in legal statute s when used in relation to sexual activity , the age of consent ...
  • Stage (stratigraphy): In chronostratigraphy , a stage is a succession of rock strata laid down in a single age on the geologic timescale , which usually ...

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Meaning of the Name 'Age'


  • Meaning: ancestors AESIR,AEGIR
  • Origin: Norse
  • Gender: Male

'Age' in famous quotation sentence


* The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom. - H.L. Mencken

* To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am. - Bernard Baruch

* We have entered an age in which education is not just a luxury permitting some men an advantage over others. It has become a necessity without which a person is defenseless in this complex, industrialized society. ... We have truly entered the century of the educated man. - Lyndon B. Johnson


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