- a period of the history of the earth distinguished by some special feature: the Ice Age.
- a unit of geological time, shorter than an epoch, during which the rocks comprising a stage were formed.
Idioms about age
- being any of several ages, usually 21 or 18, at which certain legal rights, as voting or marriage, are acquired.
- being old enough for full legal rights and responsibilities.
Origin of age
synonym study for age
OTHER WORDS FROM agein·ter·age, adjectivepre·age, verb, pre·aged, pre·ag·ing.subage, nounun·ag·ing, adjective
Other definitions for age (2 of 4)
Origin of -age
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How to use age in a sentence
However much we gossip about heterosexual couples with large age gaps, we at least refrain from calling them sex offenders.
In straight relationships with an age gap, words like ‘gold-digger’ and ‘trophy wife’ get thrown around.
Doctors have long wrestled with the age of consent when it comes to mature adolescents.
You have to acknowledge your age and position in life, for me quite a lot of those emotionally fueled songs were hormone songs.
The copilot on Flight 8501 was Remi Emmanuel Piesel, 46, who despite his age had just 2,275 hours of flying experience.Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501|Clive Irving|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Here began indeed, in the drab surroundings of the workshop, in the silent mystery of the laboratory, the magic of the new age.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
The Rev. Alonzo Barnard, seventy-one years of age, accompanied by his daughter, was present.Among the Sioux|R. J. Creswell
In a warlike age this peacefulness of a monarch was the great and supernatural phenomenon.Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway
He began his military career at the age of 11, and continued in the service nearly 60 years.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
His hair was darker—almost brown save at the temples, where age had faded it to an ashen colour.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for age (1 of 2)
- a period or state of human lifehe should know better at his age; she had got beyond the giggly age
- (as modifier)age group
- a period of history marked by some feature or characteristic; era
- (capital when part of a name)the Middle Ages; the Space Age
- a period of the earth's history distinguished by special characteristicsthe age of reptiles
- the period during which a stage of rock strata is formed; a subdivision of an epoch
Word Origin for age
British Dictionary definitions for age (2 of 2)
Word Origin for -age
Other Idioms and Phrases with age
see act one's age; coon's age; golden age; in this day and age; of age; ripe old age; under age.