- 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.
- age allowance,
- age cannot wither her, nor custom stale / her infinite variety,
- age group,
- age hardening,
- age of anxiety
- 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
Examples from the Web for ages
Seventy-two adults between the ages of 18 and 50 are participating in the trial, led by the pediatrics department at Oxford.
There are about 80 million Americans between the ages of 18-34 and next year they are expected to spend $2.45 trillion.
According to a 2012 UNAIDS report, youth between the ages of 16 to 25 account for 40 percent of all new adult HIV infections.
Overall, young African Americans are killed by cops 4.5 times more often than people of other races and ages.
Does Kelly Johana have a valid excuse for attending the party with over 60 youth between the ages of 13 and 20?Colombian Beauty Queen Arrested for Running Child Prostitution Ring|Jason Batansky|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A story which has in it so strong a dramatic element that it will attract readers of all ages and of either sex.With the Swamp Fox|James Otis
Everything seemed plain to them; they were heirs of all the ages.English Literature: Modern|G. H. Mair
One finds them in all ages, ever the same; that is to say, always according to all times.Notre-Dame de Paris|Victor Hugo
There always have been minorities more or less powerful against Home Rule in all ages and places.The Framework of Home Rule|Erskine Childers
The unity of type in past and present ages of certain great divisions thus undoubtedly receives the simplest explanation.The Foundations of the Origin of Species|Charles Darwin
- 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.