1. [ noun ] how long something has existed

"it was replaced because of its age"

Related terms: property oldness newness fertilization_age youngness oldness chronological_age bone_age developmental_age mental_age new old old young mature immature
2. [ noun ] (history) an era of history having some distinctive feature
Synonyms: historic_period

"we live in a litigious age"

Related terms: era Renaissance middle_ages industrial_revolution turn_of_the_century Reconstruction antiquity New_Deal Restoration harlem_renaissance Reign_of_Terror reign Elizabethan_age golden_age Victorian_age history
3. [ noun ] a time in life (usually defined in years) at which some particular qualification or power arises
Synonyms: eld

"she was now of school age" "tall for his eld"

Related terms: time_of_life majority minority drinking_age voting_age age_of_consent life
4. [ verb ] grow old or older
Synonyms: maturate get_on senesce mature

"She aged gracefully" "we age every day--what a depressing thought!" "Young men senesce"

Related terms: develop develop dote fossilize turn growth old_age
5. [ verb ] begin to seem older; get older

"The death of his wife caused him to age fast"

Related terms: develop develop
6. [ verb ] make older

"The death of his child aged him tremendously"

Related terms: rejuvenate change
7. [ noun ] a prolonged period of time
Synonyms: long_time years

"we've known each other for ages" "I haven't been there for years and years"

Related terms: time_period long eon blue_moon year_dot month_of_Sundays
8. [ verb ] get old or older
Synonyms: get_on

"We age every day--a depressing thought"

Related terms: rejuvenate deteriorate
9. [ noun ] late time of life
Synonyms: years old_age geezerhood eld

"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"

Related terms: time_of_life dotage sixties nineties eighties seventies
Similar spelling:   ague