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  Definition of age
  1. how long something has existed; "it was replaced because of its age"
  2. 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"
  3. 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"
  4. a prolonged period of time; "we''ve known each other for ages"; "I haven''t been there for years and years"
  5. an era of history having some distinctive feature; "we live in a litigious age"
  6. grow old or older; "She aged gracefully"; "we age every day--what a depressing thought!"; "Young men senesce"
  7. begin to seem older; get older; "The death of his wife caused him to age fast"
  8. make older; "The death of his child aged him tremendously"
Similar Words: eld, old age, years, geezerhood, long time, historic period, senesce, get on, mature, maturate


Hyponyms: chronological age, bone age, developmental age, fetal age, fertilization age, gestational age, mental age, oldness, newness, youngness, age of consent, majority, legal age, minority, nonage, drinking age, voting age, dotage, second childhood, senility, long, month of Sundays, eon, aeon, blue moon, year dot, Elizabethan age, Victorian age, antiquity, golden age, Middle Ages, Dark Ages, Renaissance, industrial revolution, technological revolution, Reign of Terror, reign, turn of the century, Harlem Renaissance, New Deal, Reconstruction, Reconstruction Period, Restoration, turn, fossilize, fossilise, dote


Attributes: mature, immature, old, new, young


Part Meronyms: life, lifetime, lifespan, history


Derivational Morphology: senesce, get on, mature, maturate, growth, growing, maturation, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis, eld, old age, years, geezerhood


Language Translations:
Arabic: زمن   Basque: aro  
Catalan: edat   Chinese: 时代  
Croatian: dob   Danish: alder and alderdom and epoke and generation and levetid and tidsalder  
Dutch: generatie and leeftijd and oud worden and ouderdom and tijdperk   Esperanto: aĝo  
Finnish: aika and elinikä and geologinen kausi and ikä and vanhentua and vanhuus   French: âge and époque and génération  
German: alt werden and Alter and Ära and Generation and Zeit   Greek: εποχή and ηλικία  
Hebrew: גיל and דור and זקנה and להזדקן and עידן and תקופה   Hindi: आयु  
Hungarian: kor   Indonesian: zaman  
Interlingua: epocha and etate and generation   Italian: epoca and età and generazione  
Japanese: 老齢 and 寿命 and and 年齢 and 時代 and 世代   Korean: 나이 and 노령 and 세대 and 시대 and 연령 and 일생  
Latin: aetas   Maltese: era and żmien and ġenerazzjoni  
Polish: czas and epoka and era and pokolenie and starość and starzeć się and wiek   Portuguese: época and edade and geração and idade  
Romanian: îmbătrâni and epocă and generaţie and vârstă and viaţă   Russian: возраст and поколение and стареть and старость and эпоха  
Slovak: starnúť and vek   Spanish: época and edad and generación  
Swedish: ålder and ålderdom and åldras and era and generation and livslängd and tid   Turkish: çağ and ömür and nesil and yaş and yaşlanmak and yaşlılık  
Welsh: yr  
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