[ ey-jer ]

  1. Often Ager . a person living in a certain historical age: a Gilded Ager;Stone Agers.

  2. Often Ager . a person who embraces a certain cultural movement: New Agers.

  1. a person in a certain period or stage of human life.: See also golden ager.

  2. a thing that ages something: Sunlight is a skin ager.

  3. a worker who inspects electric lamps.

  4. an apparatus filled with steam through which dyed cloth is passed in order to fix the dye.

  5. a worker who stabilizes the electrical properties of a device by passing a current through it.

Origin of ager

First recorded in 1880–85; age + -er1

Words Nearby ager Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use ager in a sentence

  • The Milton ager and Jack Yellow song signified the end of a dark era in American history...and the start of something new.

  • She seemed to be more like a somewhat bashful teen-ager who had been educated in a convent.

    Unwise Child | Gordon Randall Garrett
  • The possessors of the ager publicus, supported by the Senate and the equestrian order, made the most of all these difficulties.

    History of Julius Caesar Vol. 1 of 2 | Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873.
  • The first place we came to was the ager Damascenus, a long, beautiful meadow, just without the city on the west side.

  • There were probably servi on the 'ager publicus' as there were on the Frankish public lands, called 'servi fisci.'