- 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.
- Poker. the first player at the dealer's left.Compare edge (def. 10a).
- eldest hand.
OTHER WORDS FOR age
Idioms about age
- 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
synonym study for age
OTHER WORDS FROM agein·ter·age, adjectivepre·age, verb, pre·aged, pre·ag·ing.subage, nounun·ag·ing, adjective
Other definitions for age (2 of 4)
Origin of -age
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How to use age in a sentence
An NL pitching development official9 agreed that deGrom may very well be younger in pitching years than his age suggests.Jacob DeGrom Just Keeps Throwing Faster|Travis Sawchik|September 17, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Disinformation about voting designed to deter turnout dates back well before the internet, but in the age of social media, it can spread like wildfire.ProPublica’s Pandemic Guide to Making Sure Your Vote Counts|by Susie Armitage|September 16, 2020|ProPublica
The workshops are geared toward all age groups and skill levels.D.C. fall calendar filled with virtual events|Steph Purifoy|September 16, 2020|Washington Blade
At age 14, he realized he could make money on the app and dropped out of high school to dedicate himself to the app and other side ventures.What’s Oracle? TikTok users react to proposed Oracle deal|Danielle Abril|September 15, 2020|Fortune
The mindset with at least the older guard—and I’m in the middle at the age of 43—was that you were in this profession because you couldn’t do anything else.Momofuku’s David Chang on the big changes the restaurant industry needs to make to survive|Beth Kowitt|September 14, 2020|Fortune
Seventy-two adults between the ages of 18 and 50 are participating in the trial, led by the pediatrics department at Oxford.The Race for the Ebola Vaccine|Abby Haglage|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Raw eel seemed to be popular during and after the Middle Ages.History's Craziest Hangover Cures|Justin Jones|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There are about 80 million Americans between the ages of 18-34 and next year they are expected to spend $2.45 trillion.When Will We See a #Millennial Congress?|Linda Killian|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
According to a 2013 Pew Research Center study 28 percent of Jews ages 18 to 49 keep kosher inside their homes.I Ate Potato Pancakes Til I Plotzed|Emily Shire|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Men ages 18 to 24 enrolled in college were more likely to become a victim.College Girls Are Less Likely to Be Raped Than Non-Students|Brandy Zadrozny|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ages back—let musty geologists tell us how long ago—'twas a lake, larger than the Lake of Geneva.
And it is too true that ages of subjugation have demoralized, to a fearful extent, the Italian People.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
Through what ages has that declaration, not to be denied, ascended to cold and cruel skies?Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway
As public accuser, he caused the death of immense numbers, of all ages and either sex.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
At the end of 1881 there were 93,776 children in the borough between the ages of three and thirteen.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
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
Word Origin for age
British Dictionary definitions for age (2 of 2)
Word Origin for -age
Other 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.