- 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 aging
He plays an aging punk rocker and I play the drummer from his old band.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The program—weirdly—is now under the umbrella of ABC News, and is suffering from flat ratings and an aging demographic.
His big break came in 1992 when an aging cardinal plucked him from his outback and persuaded the Vatican to make him a bishop.
Wielding a curved knife, a young man navigates past the aging structures and into the forest.
From cognac to bourbon, rye to añejo tequila, many of our beloved spirits spend years aging in wooden casks.
The aging thoughts and moods and passions make old men and women of most of us in middle life.The Victorious Attitude|Orison Swett Marden
Neglect and the rust of disuse were aging these modern pieces.The Dead Command|Vicente Blasco Ibez
This was said to Peneluna who was aging under the strain of unaccustomed excitement.At the Crossroads|Harriet T. Comstock
At the New Theater—and isnt that an absurd title for a playhouse, that, with its actors and audiences, is aging daily?
A score of your best warriors is a heavy price to give for the carcase of one weary and aging man.The Wizard|H. Rider Haggard
- 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.