|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|
"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|
"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|
"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|
"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|