A a


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [eyj]
    • /eɪdʒ/
    • /eɪdʒ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [eyj]
    • /eɪdʒ/

Definitions of age word

  • variable noun age Your age is the number of years that you have lived. 3
  • variable noun age The age of a thing is the number of years since it was made. 3
  • uncountable noun age Age is the state of being old or the process of becoming older. 3
  • verb age When someone ages, or when something ages them, they seem much older and less strong or less alert. 3
  • ergative verb age When food or alcohol is aged or when it ages, it is left to get older before being eaten or drunk, so that it develops a better flavour. 3
  • countable noun age An age is a period in history. 3

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Origin of age

First appearance:

before 1225
One of the 9% oldest English words
1225-75; (noun) Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French aage, eage, equivalent to aé (< Latin aetātem accusative of ae(vi)tās age; aev(um) time, lifetime + -itās -ity) + -age -age; (v.) Middle English agen, derivative of the noun

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Parts of speech for Age


age popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

age usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for age

noun age

  • youth — the condition of being young.
  • maturity — the state of being mature; ripeness: The fruit will reach maturity in a few days.
  • life — the condition that distinguishes organisms from inorganic objects and dead organisms, being manifested by growth through metabolism, reproduction, and the power of adaptation to environment through changes originating internally.
  • old age — the last period of human life, now often considered to be the years after 65.
  • infancy — the state or period of being an infant; very early childhood, usually the period before being able to walk; babyhood.

verb age

  • develop — When something develops, it grows or changes over a period of time and usually becomes more advanced, complete, or severe.
  • mature — complete in natural growth or development, as plant and animal forms: a mature rose bush.
  • get along — to receive or come to have possession, use, or enjoyment of: to get a birthday present; to get a pension.
  • grow — to increase by natural development, as any living organism or part by assimilation of nutriment; increase in size or substance.
  • deteriorate — If something deteriorates, it becomes worse in some way.

Antonyms for age

noun age

  • childhood — A person's childhood is the period of their life when they are a child.
  • youth — the condition of being young.
  • adolescence — Adolescence is the period of your life in which you develop from being a child into being an adult.
  • infancy — the state or period of being an infant; very early childhood, usually the period before being able to walk; babyhood.
  • continuation — The continuation of something is the fact that it continues, rather than stopping.

verb age

  • decrease — When something decreases or when you decrease it, it becomes less in quantity, size, or intensity.
  • lessen — to become less.
  • cease — If something ceases, it stops happening or existing.
  • increase — to make greater, as in number, size, strength, or quality; augment; add to: to increase taxes.
  • halt — to falter, as in speech, reasoning, etc.; be hesitant; stumble.

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