- 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.
verb (used without object), aged, ag·ing or age·ing.
verb (used with object), aged, ag·ing or age·ing.
- 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
Related formsin·ter·age, adjectivepre·age, verb, pre·aged, pre·ag·ing.sub·age, nounun·ag·ing, adjective
Definition for age (2 of 4)
Origin of -age
Definition for age (3 of 4)
Definition for age (4 of 4)
Examples from the Web for age
In straight relationships with an age gap, words like ‘gold-digger’ and ‘trophy wife’ get thrown around.Freaking Out About Age Gaps in Gay Relationships Is Homophobic|Samantha Allen|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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
Yung Lean was born Jonatan Leandoer Håstad in Belarus, before moving to Sweden at the age of 3.The Cult of Yung Lean: ‘I’m Building An Anarchistic Society From the Ground Up’|Marlow Stern|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
At that age and in its then condition a strong ruler--native if possible, if not, foreign--was by far the best hope for Ireland.The Story Of Ireland|Emily Lawless
(This was the age after the all devouring conflagration on earth).
Well, of course the saying is foolish, and sounds doubly ridiculous in this age when people believe in neither God nor devil.The Sorrows of Satan|Marie Corelli
He is near her own age, and he is a handsome fellow, full of life and spirit.Rodman the Keeper|Constance Fenimore Woolson
He began to paint very early in life, and at the age of seventeen he took a studio of his own.
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
verb ages, ageing, aging or aged
Word Origin for age
British Dictionary definitions for age (2 of 2)
suffix forming nouns
Word Origin for -age
Medicine definitions for age
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.