This woman's age is 100 years.
- Age is defined as a span of years during which some event occurred.
The number of years that ice covered most of the world is an example of an ice age.
- The definition of age is the number of years something has been alive or in existence.
An example of age is being 16 years old.
- Age means to experience the passage of time or show signs of growing older.
- To allow wine to ferment and develop its flavor over a certain number of years is an example of the process used to age wine.
- An example of age is a person who grows from 15 years old to 60 years old.
- the time that a person or a thing has existed since birth or beginning
- a stage of life: she is at the awkward age
- a point in life at which a person becomes qualified or able to receive or assume a right, responsibility, etc.: drinking age, age of reason
- the condition of being old; old age: wearied with age
- a generation
- any interval of geologic time; specif., a subdivision of an epoch corresponding to the rock strata of a stage (noun)
- any prehistoric cultural period in human development: the Stone Age
- a period characterized by some person or by some outstanding feature or influence: the Elizabethan Age, the Space Age
- [often pl.]Informal a long time
Origin of ageMiddle English from Old French aäge from Medieval Latin an unverified form aetaticum from Classical Latin aetas, contr. from aevitas, akin to aevum, age, eternity from Indo-European base an unverified form aiw- from source aye
intransitive verbaged, ag′ing or Chiefly Brit.age′ing
- to grow old or show signs of growing old
- to ripen or become mature
- to make, or make seem, old or mature
- to cause to ripen or become mature over a period of time under fixed conditions: to age cheese
- act, condition, or result of: marriage, cleavage, usage
- amount or number of: acreage
- cost of: postage
- place of: steerage
- collection of: peerage, rootage
- home of: hermitage
Origin of -ageOld French from Late Latin -aticum, belonging to, related to
- a. The length of time that a person or thing has existed: a man 23 years of age; wanted to know the age of the house.b. The time of life when a person becomes qualified to assume certain civil and personal rights and responsibilities, usually at 18 or 21 years; legal age: under age; of age.c. One of the stages of life: the age of adolescence; at an awkward age.d. The state of being old; old age: hair white with age.
- often Age a. A period of time marked by a distinctive characteristic, achievement, or figure: the Stone Age; the computer age; the Elizabethan Age.b. A period in the history of the earth, usually shorter than an epoch: the Ice Age.
- a. The period of history during which a person lives: a product of his age.b. A generation: ages yet unborn.
- ages Informal An extended period of time: left ages ago.
verbaged, ag·ing, ag·es
- To cause to become old or to show the signs of becoming old: The stress of the office visibly aged the president.
- To cause to mature or ripen under controlled conditions: aging wine.
- To change (the characteristics of a device) through use, especially to stabilize (an electronic device).
- To become old or show signs of becoming old: Who doesn't want to age gracefully?
- To develop a certain quality of ripeness; become mature: cheese aging at room temperature.
Origin of ageMiddle English from Old French aage from Vulgar Latin aetāticum from Latin aetās aetāt- age ; see aiw- in Indo-European roots.
- a. Collection; mass: sewerage.b. Amount: footage.
- Relationship; connection: parentage.
- Condition; state: vagabondage.
- a. An action: blockage.b. Result of an action: breakage.
- Residence or place of: vicarage.
- Charge or fee: cartage.
Origin of -ageMiddle English from Old French from Vulgar Latin -āticum abstract n. suff. from Latin -āticum n. and adj. suff.
- The whole duration of a being, whether animal, vegetable, or other kind; lifetime.
- (uncountable) That part of the duration of a being or a thing which is between its beginning and any given time; specifically the size of that part.
- What is the present age of a man, or of the earth?
- (uncountable) The latter part of life; an advanced period of life, eld; seniority; state of being old.
- Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age, sometimes age just shows up all by itself.
- (countable) One of the stages of life; as, the age of infancy, of youth, etc.
- (uncountable) Mature age; especially, the time of life at which one attains full personal rights and capacities.
- to come of age; he (she) is of age
- (countable) The time of life at which some particular power or capacity is understood to become vested.
- the age of consent; the age of discretion
- (countable) A particular period of time in history, as distinguished from others.
- the golden age; the age of Pericles
- (countable) A great period in the history of the Earth.
- the Bronze Age was followed by the Iron Age; the Tithonian Age was the last in the Late Jurassic epoch
- (countable) A century; the period of one hundred years.
- The people who live at a particular period.
- (countable) A generation.
- There are three ages living in her house.
- (countable, hyperbolic) A long time.
- It's been an age since we last saw you.
- To cause to grow old; to impart the characteristics of age to.
- Grief ages us.
- (figuratively) To postpone an action that would extinguish something, as a debt.
- Money's a little tight right now, let's age our bills for a week or so.
- (accounting) To categorize by age.
- One his first assignments was to age the accounts receivable.
- (intransitive) To grow aged; to become old; to show marks of age.
- He grew fat as he aged.
- G. E. A.
From Middle English age, from Anglo-Norman age, from Old French aage, eage (Modern French âge), from assumed unattested Vulgar Latin *aetāticum, from Latin aetātem, accusative form of aetās, from aevum (“lifetime”). Displaced native Middle English elde (“age”) (modern eld; from Old English eldo, ieldo (“age”)).
age - Legal Definition
- The age, usually determined by statute, below which a person may not marry without parental consent. See also consent.
- The age, usually determined by statute, below which a person is legally incapable of consenting to sexual intercourse. See consent and rape.
- The age, usually determined by statute, below which a child cannot be legally capable of committing a crime.
- The age, usually determined by statute or case law, below which a child cannot be legally capable of committing a tort.