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age

age

 
 
pronunciation:
eIj
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the length of time that a person or thing has existed.
He said his age was twelve.What is the age of this building?
synonyms:
life, lifetime
similar words:
duration, life span
definition 2: a particular time or stage in life.
He is at the age when children stop listening to their parents.
similar words:
adolescence, adulthood, childhood, time
definition 3: the later years of life; old age.
It is age that is making him forget things.
synonyms:
elderliness
antonyms:
youth
definition 4: a period of history.
We live in the modern age.
synonyms:
epoch, era, period
similar words:
century, decade, eon, span, time, years
definition 5: a very long time.
I waited for what seemed like an age.
synonyms:
eon, eternity
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: aged, ages, aging
definition 1: to show the signs of old age.
My grandfather has aged a lot since we last saw him.
similar words:
decline, deteriorate
definition 2: to become mature; ripen.
Wine ages in these casks.
synonyms:
ripen
similar words:
mellow, season
definition 3: to make or cause to grow old; mature.
We age cheese before eating it.Her troubles have aged her.
synonyms:
mature, ripen
similar words:
season
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