HyperDic: age

English > 8 senses of the word age:
NOUNattributeagehow long something has existed
timeage, historic periodan era of history having some distinctive feature
timeage, elda time of life (usually defined in years) at which some particular qualification or power arises
timeage, long time, yearsa prolonged period of time
timeage, old age, years, eld, geezerhooda late time of life
VERBchangeagebegin to seem older
changeage, senesce, get on, mature, maturategrow old or older
changeagemake older
age > pronunciation
Rhymesassuage ... wage: 25 rhymes with eyjh...
English > age: 8 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningHow long something has existed.
Example"it was replaced because of its age"
Attributesimmaturenot yet mature
matureHaving reached full natural growth or development
newnot of long duration
oldOf long duration
old(used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age
young, immature(used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth
Narrowerbone ageA person's age measured by matching their bone development (as shown by X rays) with bone development of an average person of known chronological age
chronological ageage measured by the time (years and months) that something or someone has existed
developmental ageA measure of a child's development (in body size or motor skill or psychological function) expressed in terms of age norms
fetal age, fertilization age, gestational ageThe age of an embryo counting from the time of fertilization
mental ageThe level of intellectual development as measured by an intelligence test
newnessThe quality of being new
oldnessThe quality of being old
oldnessThe opposite of youngness
youngnessThe opposite of oldness
BroaderpropertyA basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class
English > age: 8 senses > noun 2, time
MeaningAn era of history having some distinctive feature.
Example"we live in a litigious age"
Synonymhistoric period
InstancesBaroque, Baroque era, Baroque periodThe historic period from about 1600 until 1750 when the baroque style of art, architecture, and music flourished in Europe
Depression, Great DepressionA period during the 1930s when there was a worldwide / worldwide / worldwide economic depression and mass unemployment
Elizabethan ageA period in British history during the reign of Elizabeth I in the 16th century
Enlightenment, Age of ReasonA movement in Europe from about 1650 until 1800 that advocated the use of reason and individualism instead of tradition and established doctrine
Harlem RenaissanceA period in the 1920s when African-American achievements in art and music and literature flourished
Industrial Revolution, technological revolutionThe transformation from an agricultural to an industrial nation
Italian RenaissanceThe early period when Italy was the center of the Renaissance
Middle Ages, Dark AgesThe period of history between classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance
New DealThe historic period (1933-1940) in the United States during which President Franklin Roosevelt's economic policies were implemented
Reconstruction, Reconstruction PeriodThe period after the American Civil War when the southern states were reorganized and reintegrated into the Union
Reign of TerrorThe historic period (1793-94) during the French Revolution when thousands were executed
Renaissance, RenascenceThe period of European history at the close of the Middle Ages and the rise of the modern world
RestorationThe reign of Charles II in England
Victorian ageA period in British history during the reign of Queen Victoria in the 19th century
Part ofhistoryThe aggregate of past events
NarrowerJazz AgeThe 1920s in the United States characterized in the novels of F. Scott Fitzgerald as a period of wealth, youthful exuberance, and carefree hedonism
antiquityThe historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe
golden ageAny period (sometimes imaginary) of great peace and prosperity and happiness
reignThe period during which a monarch is sovereign
turn of the centuryThe period from about ten years before to ten years after a new century
Broaderera, epochA period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event
Spanishépoca, era, periodo histórico, período histórico
Catalanèpoca, era, període històric
English > age: 8 senses > noun 3, time
MeaningA time of life (usually defined in years) at which some particular qualification or power arises.
Example"she was now of school age"
Part oflife, lifetime, life-time, lifespanThe period during which something is functional (as between birth and death)
Narrowerage of consentThe minimum age for marrying without parental consent or the minimum age for consensual sexual relations
drinking ageThe age at which is legal for a person to buy alcoholic beverages
majority, legal ageThe age at which persons are considered competent to manage their own affairs
minority, nonageAny age prior to the legal age
voting ageThe age at which a person is old enough to vote in public elections
Broadertime of lifeA period of time during which a person is normally in a particular life state
Verbsagegrow old or older
English > age: 8 senses > noun 4, time
MeaningA prolonged period of time.
Example"we've known each other for ages"
Synonymslong time, years
Narrowerblue moonA long time
eon, aeonAn immeasurably long period of time
month of SundaysA time perceived as long
year dotAs long ago as anyone can remember
Broadertime period, period of time, periodAn amount of time
Spanishaños, edad, largo tiempo, mucho tiempo
English > age: 8 senses > noun 5, time
MeaningA late time of life.
  • "old age is not for sissies"
  • "age hasn't slowed him down at all"
Synonymsold age, years, eld, geezerhood
Partseighties, mid-eightiesThe time of life between 80 and 90
nineties, mid-ninetiesThe time of life between 90 and 100
seventies, mid-seventiesThe time of life between 70 and 80
sixties, mid-sixtiesThe time of life between 60 and 70
Narrowerdotage, second childhood, senilitymental infirmity as a consequence of old age
Broadertime of lifeA period of time during which a person is normally in a particular life state
Spanishaños, edad, tercera edad, vejez
Catalananys, edat, tercera edat, vellesa
Verbsagegrow old or older
agemake older
English > age: 8 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningBegin to seem older; get older.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
ModelSam and Sue age
Example"The death of his wife caused him to age fast"
BroaderdevelopGrow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment
English > age: 8 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningGrow old or older.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
  • "She aged gracefully"
  • "we age every day--what a depressing thought!"
Synonymssenesce, get on, mature, maturate
Caused byagemake older
Entailed bymature, maturate, growDevelop and reach maturity
NarrowerdoteBe foolish or senile due to old age
fossilize, fossiliseBecome mentally inflexible
turnBecome officially one year older
BroaderdevelopGrow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment
Spanishenvejecer, madurar
Catalanenvellir, madurar
Nounsagea time of life (usually defined in years) at which some particular qualification or power arises
agea late time of life
English > age: 8 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningmake older.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
Example"The death of his child aged him tremendously"
Cause tosenesce, age, get on, mature, maturateGrow old or older
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Oppositerejuvenatemake younger or more youthful
Spanishaviejarse, aviejar, envejecerse, envejecer
Catalanenvellir-se, envellir, revellir-se, revellir
Nounsagea late time of life

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