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age

 
 
pronunciation:
eIj
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the length of time that a person or thing has existed.
synonyms:
life, lifetime
similar words:
duration, life span
definition 2: any time in life that has certain characteristics or involves certain rights and duties.
not yet of age
similar words:
adolescence, adulthood, childhood, maturity, old age, time
definition 3: the latter years of life.
synonyms:
elderliness, old age, senescence
antonyms:
nonage, youth
definition 4: a distinctive period of cultural or geologic time.
the Middle Agesthe Stone Age
synonyms:
cycle, epoch, era, period
similar words:
century, decade, eon, span, time, years
definition 5: the contemporary world.
The age demands sacrifice.
synonyms:
times
similar words:
epoch, era, moment
definition 6: the period characterized by certain people or events.
the age of Shakespearethe age of exploration
synonyms:
epoch, era, time
similar words:
period, stage
definition 7: a very long time.
synonyms:
eon, eternity
similar words:
infinity
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: aged, ages, aging
definition 1: to become older.
synonyms:
mature
similar words:
develop, grow
definition 2: to manifest the characteristics of being old.
He has aged ten years in two.
similar words:
decline, deteriorate
definition 3: to mature.
Wine ages in these casks.
synonyms:
mature, ripen
similar words:
mellow, season
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to cause or allow to grow old.
Her troubles have aged her.We age cheese before eating it.
synonyms:
mature, ripen
similar words:
season
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