age meaning

EN[eɪdʒ] [-eɪdʒ]
  • Age may refer to:
  • Ageing, the effect of time on a person
  • Age (geology)
  • Age (genus), a genus of moth
  • Age (journal), published by Springer
  • Age (model theory), an aspect of mathematical model theory
  • "Age" (song), a song by Jim and Ingrid Croce
  • The Age, Melbourne, Australia newspaper
  • Agé, a god
  • Åge, a given name
  • Aage, a given name
  • Âge, a Japanese media company
  • Advanced glycation end-product, a type of chemical
  • American Aging Association or AGE, an organization for aging studies
  • Applied general equilibrium, a model in mathematical economics
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    Definition of age in English Dictionary

  • NounPLagesSUF-age
    1. The whole duration of a being, whether animal, vegetable, or other kind; lifetime.
      1. NU That part of the duration of a being or a thing which is between its beginning and any given time; specifically the size of that part.
        1. What is the present age of a man, or of the earth? ‎
      2. NU The latter part of life; an advanced period of life, eld; seniority; state of being old.
        1. Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age, sometimes age just shows up all by itself. ‎
      3. NC One of the stages of life; as, the age of infancy, of youth, etc.
        1. Imagine a country where children do nothing but play until they start compulsory schooling at age seven. Then, without exception, they attend comprehensives until the age of 16. Charging school fees is illegal, and so is sorting pupils into ability groups by streaming or setting.
      4. NU Mature age; especially, the time of life at which one attains full personal rights and capacities.
        1. to come of age;  he (or she) is of age
      5. NC The time of life at which some particular power or capacity is understood to become vested.
        1. the age of consent;  the age of discretion ‎
      6. NC A particular period of time in history, as distinguished from others.
        1. The dawn of the oil age was fairly recent. Although the stuff was used to waterproof boats in the Middle East 6,000 years ago, extracting it in earnest began only in 1859 after an oil strike in Pennsylvania. The first barrels of crude fetched $18 (around $450 at today’s prices). It was used to make kerosene, the main fuel for artificial lighting after overfishing led to a shortage of whale blubber.
      7. NC A great period in the history of the Earth.
        1. the Bronze Age was followed by the Iron Age;  the Tithonian Age was the last in the Late Jurassic epoch ‎
      8. NC A century; the period of one hundred years.
        1. The people who live at a particular period.
          1. NC A generation.
            1. There are three ages living in her house. ‎
          2. NC (hyperbolic) A long time.
            1. It's been an age since we last saw you. ‎
          3. (poker) The right of 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.
          4. VerbSGagesPRageingPRagingPT, PPaged
            1. VT To cause to grow old; to impart the characteristics of age to.
              1. Grief ages us. ‎
            2. VT (figuratively) To postpone an action that would extinguish something, as a debt.
              1. Money's a little tight right now, let's age our bills for a week or so. ‎
            3. VT (accounting) To categorize by age.
              1. One his first assignments was to age the accounts receivable. ‎
            4. VI To grow aged; to become old; to show marks of age.
            5. More Examples
              1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                • Most kids age out of that by the time they're ten or eleven years old.
                • She will clean her cottage — though its condition of age and fustering decay may render it an almost impossible task.
                • Shoppers at supercenters are usually between the ages of 25 and 49, and more likely to live in the South or Midwest than on either coast.
              2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                • Infants may be limited in their counteradaptations to maternally influenced microbial manipulation, especially at younger ages.
                • Such a progressive shift to prefrontally mediated executive processes may account for the increasing link between processing speed and myelin in anterior regions with advancing age.
                • Carla thought powerwalking was stupid, she'd told Liz it looked like a car stuck in first gear, as well as being a depressing admission of middle age.
            • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
              1. Nouns
                • Countable nouns
                  • Singularia tantum
                    • Uncountable nouns
                  • Verbs
                    • Intransitive verbs
                      • Transitive verbs
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                    Meaning of age for the defined word.

                    Grammatically, this word "age" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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