ageing

[ ey-jing ]
/ ˈeɪ dʒɪŋ /

noun

Definition for ageing (2 of 2)

age

[ eyj ]
/ eɪdʒ /

noun


verb (used without object), aged, ag·ing or age·ing.

to grow old: He is aging rapidly.
to mature, as wine, cheese, or wood: a heavy port that ages slowly.

verb (used with object), aged, ag·ing or age·ing.

Origin of age

1225–75; (noun) Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French aage, eage, equivalent to (< Latin aetātem accusative of ae(vi)tās age; aev(um) time, lifetime + -itās -ity) + -age -age; (v.) Middle English agen, derivative of the noun
Related formsin·ter·age, adjectivepre·age, verb, pre·aged, pre·ag·ing.sub·age, nounun·ag·ing, adjective

Synonym study

6. Age, epoch, era, period all refer to an extent of time. Age usually implies a considerable extent of time, especially one associated with a dominant personality, influence, characteristic, or institution: the age of chivalry. Epoch and era are often used interchangeably to refer to an extent of time characterized by changed conditions and new undertakings: an era ( or epoch ) of invention. epoch sometimes refers especially to the beginning of an era: the steam engine—an epoch in technology. A period may be long or short, but usually has a marked condition or feature: the glacial period; a period of expansion.
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British Dictionary definitions for ageing (1 of 2)

ageing

aging

/ (ˈeɪdʒɪŋ) /

noun

the process of growing old or developing the appearance and characteristics of old age
the change of properties that occurs in some metals after heat treatment or cold working

adjective

becoming or appearing older or elderlyan ageing car
giving or creating the appearance of age or elderlinessthat dress is really ageing on her

British Dictionary definitions for ageing (2 of 2)

age

/ (eɪdʒ) /

noun


verb ages, ageing, aging or aged

Word Origin for age

C13: via Old French from Vulgar Latin aetatīcum (unattested), from Latin aetās, ultimately from aevum lifetime; compare aeon
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Medicine definitions for ageing

age

[ āj ]

n.

The length of time that one has existed; duration of life.

v.

To become old.
To manifest traits associated with old age.
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Idioms and Phrases with ageing

age

see act one's age; coon's age; golden age; in this day and age; of age; ripe old age; under age.


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