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Definition 1: how long something has existed - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where age or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it was replaced because of its age

(age is a kind of ...) a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class

"a study of the physical properties of atomic particles"

(... is a kind of age ) the opposite of oldness

(... is a kind of age ) the opposite of youngness

(... is a kind of age ) the quality of being new; the opposite of oldness

(... is a kind of age ) the quality of being old; the opposite of newness

(... is a kind of age ) the level of intellectual development as measured by an intelligence test

(... is a kind of age ) the age of an embryo counting from the time of fertilization

(... is a kind of age ) a measure of a child's development (in body size or motor skill or psychological function) expressed in terms of age norms

(... is a kind of age ) a 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

(... is a kind of age ) age measured by the time (years and months) that something or someone has existed

"his chronological age was 71 years"

(... are attributes of age) (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age

"his mother is very old" "a ripe old age" "how old are you?"

(... are attributes of age) not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered

"a new law" "new cars" "a new comet" "a new friend" "a new year" "the New World"

(... are attributes of age) of long duration; not new

"old tradition" "old house" "old wine" "old country" "old friendships" "old money"

(... are attributes of age) not yet mature

(... are attributes of age) having reached full natural growth or development

"a mature cell"

(... are attributes of age) (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth

"young people"

Definition 2: a time of life (usually defined in years) at which some particular qualification or power arises - [noun denoting time]

Samples where age or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she was now of school age
  • tall for his eld

Synonyms for age in the sense of this definition

(age is a kind of ...) a period of time during which a person is normally in a particular life state

(... is a kind of age ) the minimum age for marrying without parental consent or the minimum age for consensual sexual relations; intercourse at an earlier age can result in a charge of assault or statutory rape; the age differs in different states of the Union

(... is a kind of age ) the age at which persons are considered competent to manage their own affairs

(... is a kind of age ) any age prior to the legal age

(... is a kind of age ) the age at which is legal for a person to buy alcoholic beverages

(... is a kind of age ) the age at which a person is old enough to vote in public elections

(... is part of age) the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death)

"the battery had a short life" "he lived a long and happy life"

Definition 3: a late time of life - [noun denoting time]

Samples where age or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • old age is not for sissies
  • he's showing his years
  • age hasn't slowed him down at all
  • a beard white with eld
  • on the brink of geezerhood

Synonyms for age in the sense of this definition

(age is a kind of ...) a period of time during which a person is normally in a particular life state

(... is a kind of age ) mental infirmity as a consequence of old age; sometimes shown by foolish infatuations

(age is a part of ...) the time of life between 60 and 70

(age is a part of ...) the time of life between 70 and 80

(age is a part of ...) the time of life between 80 and 90

(age is a part of ...) the time of life between 90 and 100

Definition 4: an era of history having some distinctive feature - [noun denoting time]

Samples where age or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we live in a litigious age

Synonyms for age in the sense of this definition

(age is a kind of ...) a period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event

(... is a kind of age ) any period (sometimes imaginary) of great peace and prosperity and happiness

(... is a kind of age ) the period during which a monarch is sovereign

"during the reign of Henry VIII"

(... is a kind of age ) the period from about ten years before to ten years after a new century

(... is a kind of age ) the historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe

(... is a kind of age ) the 1920s in the United States characterized in the novels of F. Scott Fitzgerald as a period of wealth, youthful exuberance, and carefree hedonism

(... is an instance of age) a period in the 1920s when African-American achievements in art and music and literature flourished

(... is an instance of age) a movement in Europe from about 1650 until 1800 that advocated the use of reason and individualism instead of tradition and established doctrine

"the Enlightenment brought about many humanitarian reforms"

(... is an instance of age) the historic period (1933-1940) in the United States during which President Franklin Roosevelt's economic policies were implemented

(... is an instance of age) the period after the American Civil War when the southern states were reorganized and reintegrated into the Union; 1865-1877

(... is an instance of age) the reign of Charles II in England; 1660-1685

(... is an instance of age) the historic period (1793-94) during the French Revolution when thousands were executed

"the Reign of the Bourbons ended and the Reign of Terror began"

(... is an instance of age) the transformation from an agricultural to an industrial nation

(... is an instance of age) the early period when Italy was the center of the Renaissance

(... is an instance of age) the period of European history at the close of the Middle Ages and the rise of the modern world; a cultural rebirth from the 14th through the middle of the 17th centuries

(... is an instance of age) the period of history between classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance

(... is an instance of age) the historic period from about 1600 until 1750 when the baroque style of art, architecture, and music flourished in Europe

(... is an instance of age) a period in British history during the reign of Queen Victoria in the 19th century; her character and moral standards restored the prestige of the British monarchy but gave the era a prudish reputation

(... is an instance of age) a period in British history during the reign of Elizabeth I in the 16th century; an age marked by literary achievement and domestic prosperity

(... is an instance of age) a period during the 1930s when there was a worldwide economic depression and mass unemployment

(... is part of age) the aggregate of past events

"a critical time in the school's history"

Definition 5: a prolonged period of time - [noun denoting time]

Samples where age or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we've known each other for ages
  • I haven't been there for years and years

Synonyms for age in the sense of this definition

(age is a kind of ...) an amount of time

"a time period of 30 years" "hastened the period of time of his recovery" "Picasso's blue period"

(... is a kind of age ) a time perceived as long

"I hadn't seen him in a month of Sundays"

(... is a kind of age ) an immeasurably long period of time

"oh, that happened eons ago"

(... is a kind of age ) a long time

"something that happens once in blue moon almost never happens"

(... is a kind of age ) as long ago as anyone can remember

"he has been a conductor since the year dot"

Definition 6: grow old or older - [verb of change]

Samples where age or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She aged gracefully
  • we age every day--what a depressing thought!
  • Young men senesce

Synonyms for age in the sense of this definition

(age is a kind of ...) grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment

"A flower developed on the branch" "The country developed into a mighty superpower" "The embryo develops into a fetus" "This situation has developed over a long time"

(... is a kind of age ) become officially one year older

"She is turning 50 this year"

(... is a kind of age ) become mentally inflexible

(... is a kind of age ) be foolish or senile due to old age

Definition 7: begin to seem older; get older - [verb of change]

Samples where age or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The death of his wife caused him to age fast

(age is a kind of ...) grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment

"A flower developed on the branch" "The country developed into a mighty superpower" "The embryo develops into a fetus" "This situation has developed over a long time"

Definition 8: make older - [verb of change]

Samples where age or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The death of his child aged him tremendously

(age is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(age causes ...) grow old or older

"She aged gracefully" "we age every day--what a depressing thought!" "Young men senesce"

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