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agave any of the tropical American plants, such as the century plant, that are related to the amaryllis and have tall, branched clusters of flowers and leaves with spiny edges.
agaze gazing or staring.
-age condition or situation. [5 definitions]
age the length of time that a person or thing has existed. [11 definitions]
age-appropriate suitable or proper for a person of a particular, specified age.
aged being old or advanced in years. [5 definitions]
ageism discrimination on the basis of age, esp. against the elderly or middle-aged.
ageless not aging or showing the effects of aging. [2 definitions]
agelong lasting for an age or ages.
agemate one of approximately the same age as another; contemporary; peer.
agency an organization, franchise, or business that acts on behalf of others. [4 definitions]
agency shop an agreement, between an owner or manager and a union that requires employees who do not want to join the union to pay a fee. [2 definitions]
agenda a list of things to be done or discussed.
agendaless combined form of agenda.
agent a person with authority to perform certain actions on behalf of another. [5 definitions]
Agent Orange an extremely toxic defoliant widely used by U.S. armed forces during the Vietnam War and now believed to cause cancer and birth defects.
agent provocateur (French) a secret agent who incites other people to commit acts that will subject them to punishment or prosecution, or who incites others to acts of rebellion or subversion; troublemaker.
age of consent the age at which a person, usu. female, is legally considered to be competent to consent to sexual relations, used as a standard in determining whether statutory rape has occurred.
age of majority the age at which a person is granted by law the rights and responsibilities of an adult, such as liability under contract and the right to sue.
age-old as old as the ages; ancient.
ageratum any of various low-growing, cultivated American plants of the aster family, with violet-blue or white flowers.