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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
age (noun)
1.
a) the time of life at which some particular qualification, power, or capacity arises or rests - the voting age is 18 , specifically - majority
b) one of the stages of life
c) the length of an existence extending from the beginning to any given time - a boy 10 years of age
d) - lifetime
e) an advanced stage of life
2.
a period of time dominated by a central figure or prominent feature as - the age of Pericles
a) a period in history or human progress - the age of reptiles the age of exploration
b) a cultural period marked by the prominence of a particular item - entering the atomic age
c) a division of geologic time that is usually shorter than an epoch
3.
a) the period contemporary with a person's lifetime or with his or her active life
b) a long time - usually used in plural haven't seen him in ages
c) - generation
4.
an individual's development measured in terms of the years requisite for like development of an average individual period
age (verb)
intransitive verb
1.
to become old show the effects or the characteristics of increasing age
2.
transitive verb
to acquire a desirable quality (as mellowness or ripeness) by standing undisturbed for some time - letting cheese age
1.
to cause to become old
2.
to bring to a state fit for use or to maturity
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
age (noun)
1.
an extent of time associated with a particular person or thing
SYNONIMS:
day, epoch, era, period, time
RELATED WORDS:
cycle, generation, year; bit, space, span, spell, stretch, while; date, vintage
age (noun)
2.
a long or seemingly long period of time
SYNONIMS:
aeon ( eon), blue moon, coon's age, cycle, donkey's years, eternity, forever, long, months, moon
RELATED WORDS:
infinity; lifetime
NEAR ANTONYMS:
flash, instant, jiffy, minute, moment, second, shake, split second, trice, twinkle, twinkling, wink; microsecond, nanosecond
age (noun)
3.
a later period of one's life
SYNONIMS:
afterlife, afternoon, autumn, evening
RELATED WORDS:
sunset, twilight, winter; anecdotage, dotage, senility; elderliness, golden years, oldness, seniority; adulthood, majority, maturity, middle, middle age, midlife, ripeness
NEAR ANTONYMS:
adolescence, youth
springtime
age (noun)
4.
the state of being an old person
SYNONIMS:
age, agedness, elderliness, maturity
RELATED WORDS:
senectitude; venerableness; anecdotage, anility, caducity, dotage, second childhood, senescence, senility; feebleness, infirmity
NEAR ANTONYMS:
freshness, prime, youthfulness; adolescence, immaturity, juvenility, minority, nonage
youngness, youth
age (noun)
5.
the state of being something old
SYNONIMS:
age, agedness, antiquity, hoariness
RELATED WORDS:
antiquation, datedness, obsolescence, obsoleteness, old-fashionedness; fustiness; agelessness
NEAR ANTONYMS:
currency, currentness, freshness, modernity, modernness, novelty, recentness
newness
age (verb)
to become mature
SYNONIMS:
age, develop, grow, grow up, progress, ripen
RELATED WORDS:
mellow, soften; bloom, blossom, burgeon ( bourgeon), flourish, flower; open, unfold; advance, evolve; get along, get on, gray ( grey)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
decay, decline, degenerate, deteriorate, sink, worsen; droop, dry, fade, flag, sag, shrivel, wane, waste (away), weaken, wilt, wither; regress, retrogress, revert; backslide, lapse, return
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