old age

old age
O o


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ohld eyj]
    • /oʊld eɪdʒ/
    • /əʊld eɪdʒ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ohld eyj]
    • /oʊld eɪdʒ/

Definitions of old age words

  • noun old age the last period of human life, now often considered to be the years after 65. 1
  • noun old age latter stages of adulthood 1
  • uncountable noun old age Your old age is the period of years towards the end of your life. 0
  • uncountable noun old age Old age is the quality or state of being old and near the end of one's life. 0
  • noun old age the period when someone is old and perhaps near the end of their life 0
  • noun old age the quality or state of being old and near the end of life 0

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Origin of old age

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
Middle English word dating back to 1300-50

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Parts of speech for Old age


old age popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 54% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 50% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

old age usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for old age

noun old age

  • adulthood — Adulthood is the state of being an adult.
  • age — Your age is the number of years that you have lived.
  • antiquity — Antiquity is the distant past, especially the time of the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans.
  • archaism — the adoption or imitation of something archaic, such as a word or an artistic or literary style
  • girlhood — the state or time of being a girl.

Antonyms for old age

noun old age

  • incunabula — Early printed books, especially those printed before 1501.
  • incunabulum — A book, single sheet, or image that was printed — not handwritten — before the year 1501 in Europe.
  • infancy — the state or period of being an infant; very early childhood, usually the period before being able to walk; babyhood.

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