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

definition 2: a particular time or stage in life.

  • He is at the age when children stop listening to their parents.

definition 3: the fact of being in the later years of one’s life.

  • 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

definition 5: a very long time.

  • I waited for what seemed like an age.

synonyms: eon, eternity


part of speech: verb

inflections: ages, aging, aged

definition 1: to show the signs of old age.

  • My grandfather has aged a lot since we last saw him.

definition 2: to become mature; ripen.

  • Wine ages in these casks.

synonyms: ripen

definition 3: to make or cause to grow old; mature.

  • We age cheese before eating it.
  • Her troubles have aged her.

synonyms: mature, ripen