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Age meaning

age - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. an era of history having some distinctive feature; " we live in a litigious age"
  2. 2. grow old or older; " She aged gracefully"; " we age every day-- what a depressing thought!"; " Young men senesce"
  3. 3. The whole duration of a being, whether animal, vegetable, or other kind; lifetime.
  4. 4. 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?
  5. 5. One of the stages of life; as, the age of infancy, of youth, etc.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. A long time.
  9. 9. To grow aged; to become old; to show marks of age; as, he grew fat as he aged.
  10. 10. To cause to grow old; to impart the characteristics of age to; as, grief ages us.
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. Period of life; period of time; generation; decline of life; legal maturity; a century.

age - examples of usage

  1. At your age, too! - "Liza of Lambeth", W. Somerset Maugham.
  2. It seemed an age. - "Liza of Lambeth", W. Somerset Maugham.
  3. They were the same age, or very nearly so. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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