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Meaning of AGE

Pronunciation:  eyj

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  how long something has existed; "it was replaced because of its age"
  2. [n]  a historic period; "we live in a litigious age"
  3. [n]  a time in life (usually defined in years) at which some particular qualification or power arises; "she was now of school age"; "tall for his eld"
  4. [n]  a late time of life; "old age is not for sissies"; "he's showing his years"; "age hasn't slowed him down at all"; "a beard white with eld"; "on the brink of geezerhood"
  5. [n]  a prolonged period of time; "we've known each other for ages"; "I haven't been there for years and years"
  6. [v]  grow old or older; "She aged gracefully"; "we age every day--what a depressing thought!"
  7. [v]  begin to seem older; get older; "The death of his wife caused him to age fast"
  8. [v]  make older; "The death of his child aged him tremendously"

AGE is a 3 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: eld, geezerhood, get on, long time, maturate, mature, old age, years
 Antonyms: rejuvenate
 See Also: aeon, age, age of consent, alter, blue moon, bone age, change, chronological age, develop, developmental age, dotage, dote, drinking age, eighties, Elizabethan age, eon, epoch, era, fertilization age, fetal age, fossilise, fossilize, gestational age, legal age, life, lifespan, lifetime, long, majority, mental age, mid-eighties, mid-nineties, mid-seventies, mid-sixties, minority, month of Sundays, newness, nineties, nonage, oldness, period, period of time, property, second childhood, senility, seventies, sixties, time of life, time period, turn, Victorian age, voting age, year dot, youngness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Age\ ([=a]j), n. [OF. aage, eage, F. [^a]ge, fr. L. aetas
    through a supposed LL. aetaticum. L. aetas is contracted fr.
    aevitas, fr. aevum lifetime, age; akin to E. aye ever. Cf.
    1. The whole duration of a being, whether animal, vegetable,
       or other kind; lifetime.
             Mine age is as nothing before thee.   --Ps. xxxix.
    2. That part of the duration of a being or a thing which is
       between its beginning and any given time; as, what is the
       present age of a man, or of the earth?
    3. The latter part of life; an advanced period of life;
       seniority; state of being old.
             Nor wrong mine age with this indignity. --Shak.
    4. One of the stages of life; as, the age of infancy, of
       youth, etc. --Shak.
    5. Mature age; especially, the time of life at which one
       attains full personal rights and capacities; as, to come
       of age; he (or she) is of age. --Abbott.
    Note: In the United States, both males and females are of age
          when twenty-one years old.
    6. The time of life at which some particular power or
       capacity is understood to become vested; as, the age of
       consent; the age of discretion. --Abbott.
    7. A particular period of time in history, as distinguished
       from others; as, the golden age, the age of Pericles.
       ``The spirit of the age.'' --Prescott.
             Truth, in some age or other, will find her witness.
    Note: Archeological ages are designated as three: The Stone
          age (the early and the later stone age, called
          paleolithic and neolithic), the Bronze age, and the
          Iron age. During the Age of Stone man is supposed to
          have employed stone for weapons and implements. See
          {Augustan}, {Brazen}, {Golden}, {Heroic}, {Middle}.
    8. A great period in the history of the Earth.
    Note: The geologic ages are as follows: 1. The Arch[ae]an,
          including the time when was no life and the time of the
          earliest and simplest forms of life. 2. The age of
          Invertebrates, or the Silurian, when the life on the
          globe consisted distinctively of invertebrates. 3. The
          age of Fishes, or the Devonian, when fishes were the
          dominant race. 4. The age of Coal Plants, or Acrogens,
          or the Carboniferous age. 5. The Mesozoic or Secondary
          age, or age of Reptiles, when reptiles prevailed in
          great numbers and of vast size. 6. The Tertiary age, or
          age of Mammals, when the mammalia, or quadrupeds,
          abounded, and were the dominant race. 7. The Quaternary
          age, or age of Man, or the modern era. --Dana.
    9. A century; the period of one hundred years.
             Fleury . . . apologizes for these five ages.
    10. The people who live at a particular period; hence, a
        generation. ``Ages yet unborn.'' --Pope.
              The way which the age follows.       --J. H.
              Lo! where the stage, the poor, degraded stage,
              Holds its warped mirror to a gaping age. --C.
    11. A long time. [Colloq.] ``He made minutes an age.''
    {Age of a tide}, the time from the origin of a tide in the
       South Pacific Ocean to its arrival at a given place.
    {Moon's age}, the time that has elapsed since the last
       preceding conjunction of the sun and moon.
    Note: Age is used to form the first part of many compounds;
          as, agelasting, age-adorning, age-worn, age-enfeebled,
    Syn: Time; period; generation; date; era; epoch.
  2. \Age\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Aged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Aging}.]
    To grow aged; to become old; to show marks of age; as, he
    grew fat as he aged.
          They live one hundred and thirty years, and never age
          for all that.                            --Holland.
          I am aging; that is, I have a whitish, or rather a
          light-colored, hair here and there.      --Landor.
  3. \Age\, v. t.
    To cause to grow old; to impart the characteristics of age
    to; as, grief ages us.
  4. \Age\, n.
    In poker, the right belonging to the player to the left of
    the dealer to pass the first round in betting, and then to
    come in last or stay out; also, the player holding this
    position; the eldest hand.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of age may reflect a certain anxiety in the face of the unknown, a certain fear of aging and a denial of weakness. it might also indicate your are reflecting on your own achievements and failures. If you dream you are arguing about age with someone you know it might show some unstability and negativity in the relationship.
Easton Bible Dictionary

used to denote the period of a man's life (Gen. 47:28), the maturity of life (John 9:21), the latter end of life (Job 11:17), a generation of the human race (Job 8:8), and an indefinite period (Eph. 2:7; 3:5, 21; Col. 1:26). Respect to be shown to the aged (Lev. 19:32). It is a blessing to communities when they have old men among them (Isa. 65:20; Zech. 8:4). The aged supposed to excel in understanding (Job 12:20; 15:10; 32:4, 9; 1 Kings 12:6, 8). A full age the reward of piety (Job 5:26; Gen. 15:15).

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