- 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.
Origin of age
Synonyms for age
Examples from the Web for ageing
Contemporary Examples of ageing
Proponents of the Warthog, however, argue that the ageing plane has no equal in supporting troops on the ground.American Warplane’s Forgotten Nazi Past
October 12, 2014
For me, what was most moving was his terrible fear of ageing and his extreme dislike of his own appearance.Vogue Photographer Erwin Blumenfeld: Secrets of a Fashion Legend
September 14, 2014
The Netherlands humiliates an ageing Spain, while the world looks on in disbelief.Dutch Treat: The Netherlands Sinks Spain In World Cup 2014
June 13, 2014
Despite the anguish, she was careful to maintain her responsibilities to her own children and ageing parents.The Woman Who Saved Syria’s Jews
March 17, 2014
When I ask how he feels about ageing and his mortality now, Strub smiles.Sean Strub: Sex, AIDS, Politics and Survival
January 27, 2014
Historical Examples of ageing
My niece (as I once called her) mortified me unintentionally; she said I was ageing.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
You can easily overtake me on the road, for you are young, and I am ageing and go softly.The Wind in the Willows
She too had altered: the scandal was ageing her, and Ansell came to the house daily.The Longest Journey
E. M. Forster
Perhaps Hals was degenerating with the passing age—certainly he was ageing.Franz Hals
The crude logwood is generally subjected to a process of fermentation or "ageing."Leather
K. J. Adcock
- 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
late 13c., "long but indefinite period in human history," from Old French aage (11c., Modern French âge) "age; life, lifetime, lifespan; maturity," earlier edage, from Vulgar Latin *aetaticum (source of Spanish edad, Italian eta, Portuguese idade "age"), from Latin aetatem (nominative aetas), "period of life, age, lifetime, years," from aevum "lifetime, eternity, age," from PIE root *aiw- "vital force, life, long life, eternity" (see eon). Meaning "time something has lived, particular length or stage of life" is from early 14c. Used especially for "old age" since early 14c. Expelled native eld.
see act one's age; coon's age; golden age; in this day and age; of age; ripe old age; under age.