Definition of aggie
1. age [ n ] how long something has existed
Examples: "it was replaced because of its age"
(Musical America, LXXXI:5...)
Stravinsky , nearing the age of eighty , is like a lost and frantic bird , flitting from one abandoned nest to another , searching for a home .
([Anonymous,] "The Attack on Employee Services"...)
Is an arbitrary retirement age of 65 actually costing your plant money ?
Keep the retirement age flexible so skilled craftsmen such_as tool and die makers can be kept on_the_job for the convenience of the company .
And so deadheads on the payroll can be eased out at the earliest possible age .
Make sure you have minimum age and time on_the_job requirements tied into your pension plan .Synonyms 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. age [ n ] an era of history having some distinctive feature
Examples: "we live in a litigious age"
(Chicago Daily Tribune...)
His addle-brained knight-errant , self appointed to the ridiculous position in an age when armor had already been relegated to museums and the chivalrous code of knight-errantry had become a joke , is , as Cervantes no_doubt intended , a gaunt but gracious symbol of good , moving soberly and sincerely in a world of cynics , hypocrites and rogues .
(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)
The conversation of the characters creates an atmosphere suggesting the usual mixture of pleasures , foibles , irritations , and concerns which would characterize the common life of a normal village in any age .
When we see the steady and methodical inculcation into humanity of the idea of man 's worthlessness - until redeemed - the necessity of the Devil may become evident as a weapon , a weapon designed and used time_and_time_again in every age to whip men into a surrender to a particular church or church-state '' .
(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)
With these gadgets - impressive to the gullible because of their flashing light_bulbs , ticks , and buzzes - he then carries_out a vicious medical con_game , capitalizing on people 's respect for the electrical and atomic wonders of our scientific age .
(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)
1 ) Every age rewrites the events of its history in_terms_of what should have been , creating legends about itself that rationalize contemporary beliefs and excuse contemporary actions .Synonyms age historic_period 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. age [ n ] a time in life (usually defined in years) at which some particular qualification or power arises
Examples: "she was now of school age" "tall for his eld"
(The Dallas Morning News,...)
The bill is designed to provide special schooling for more deaf students in the scholastic age at a reduced cost to the state .Synonyms age eld Related Terms time_of_life majority minority drinking_age voting_age age_of_consent life
4. age [ v ] grow old or older
Examples: "She aged gracefully" "we age every day--what a depressing thought!" "Young men senesce"
(Leo Lemon, "Catch Up With" and "Something to...)
Aging but still precocious , French feline enfant_terrible Francoisette_Lagoon has succeeded in shocking jaded old Paris again , this time with a sexy ballet scenario called The_Lascivious_Interlude , the story of a nymphomaniac trip-hammer operator who falls hopelessly in_love with a middle-aged steam_shovel .Synonyms age get_on maturate senesce mature Related Terms develop develop dote fossilize turn growth old_age
5. age [ v ] begin to seem older; get older
Examples: "The death of his wife caused him to age fast"
(S. J. Perelman, The Rising Gorge. New York:...)
The next time we saw him , he was a changed person ; he had aged thirty years , and his face , the color of tallow , was crisscrossed with wrinkles , as though it had been wrapped in chicken wire .Synonyms age Related Terms develop develop
6. age [ v ] make older
Examples: "The death of his child aged him tremendously"
7. age [ n ] a prolonged period of time
Examples: "we've known each other for ages" "I haven't been there for years and years"
8. age [ v ] get old or older
Examples: "We age every day--a depressing thought"
9. age [ n ] late time of life
Examples: "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"
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