Meaning of AGE in English

AGE

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

act your age (= used to tell someone to behave in a more adult way, suitable for someone of their age )

age bracket

single people in the 40–50 age bracket

age discrimination

Age discrimination disadvantages older workers.

age discrimination

age group

a book for children in the 12–14 age group

age limit

The upper age limit for entrants was set at 25.

age of consent

age range

young people in the 15–18 age range

ageing population (= with more old people than before )

Europe’s ageing population

an age gap (= a difference in age between two people )

Despite the age gap, they became good friends.

an age group

Older people are being affected by the economic downturn more than other age groups.

an age limit

The lower age limit for entering the Royal Marines is sixteen.

an age restriction

Employers can no longer place age restrictions on applicants.

an ageing population (= gradually becoming older on average )

The rapidly ageing population will put a strain on the country's health care system.

an old age pension

State old age pensions were introduced in 1908.

approach middle age (= be almost middle-aged )

a stocky, balding man who was approaching middle age

at the ripe old age of

She was put in charge at the ripe old age of twenty-nine.

average age

The age of the candidates ranged from 29 to 49 with an average age of 37.

be under age (= be too young to legally drink, have sex etc )

be well into middle age (= be obviously middle-aged, probably at least 50 )

Most of the people there were well into middle age.

Bronze Age

coming of age

Dark Ages

Ed is stuck in the Dark Ages when it comes to his attitudes towards women.

die aged 35/50 etc

Her father died aged 84.

early middle age (= around age 40 )

Two women in early middle age sat next to him.

golden age

the golden age of radio

Ice Age

impressionable age

The kids are at an impressionable age .

improve with age (= get better as they get older )

Many wines improve with age .

in the ... age bracket

single people in the 40–50 age bracket

in the ... age group

a book for children in the 12–14 age group

in the ... age range

young people in the 15–18 age range

Iron Age

late middle age (= around age 60 )

a well-dressed man in late middle age

live to a ripe old age

Eat less and exercise more if you want to live to a ripe old age .

live to (be) 80/90 etc/live to the age of 80/90 etc

My grandmother lived to 85.

She lived to the age of 79.

mature for...age

Laura is very mature for her age .

mental age

a 25-year-old man with a mental age of seven

Middle Ages

New Age traveller

New Age

New Age

the New Age movement

old age pension

old age pensioner

old age

You need to start putting money away for your old age.

pension age (= the age when you can get a pension )

Most men stayed in their jobs until pension age.

pensionable age

36% of the population were of pensionable age .

range in age/size/price etc

The shoes range in price from $25 to $100.

reach an age

The payments will be made until the child reaches college age.

reach middle age (= be middle-aged )

You need to start saving for retirement before you reach middle age.

retirement age

Sixty-five was the normal retirement age for men.

school age

children below school age

statutory age

She’s below the statutory age for school attendance.

Stone Age

Stone Age weapons

take (sb) ages/forever informal

It took me ages to find a present for Dad.

the age of consent (= the age at which someone can legally marry or have sex )

She was fifteen, under the age of consent, when she became pregnant.

the modern age/era/period (= now, rather than in the past )

In the modern age, television is the main means of mass communication.

upper age limit

The upper age limit for entrants was set at 25.

wait ages informal esp BrE (= wait a long time )

I had to wait ages for a bus.

young for her age

Val is incredibly young for her age .

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

average

The average age in the new chamber will be 15 years younger than in the outgoing body, with many fewer clerics.

That seemed odd in a city where the average age in 1990 was about 32.

The average age of the senators is just under 70.

The average age at which women marry rose from 24. 7 in 1975 to 26. 2 in 1994.

For many staff, whose average age is below 30, the slump is a new experience.

The average age of entering students was fourteen, and the usual level of preparation was correspondingly low.

Their average age was about twenty-five.

The average age of nurses is now over 45.

dark

No more Tube, no more of your favourite bands on the telly, another dark age as regards the media.

But now a dark age was about to begin.

The dark ages to come will endure not twelve, but thirty thousand years.

The wood was faded and weather-worn, the thatch still thick but dark with age .

We must recover that dark age if we wish to understand our archaic fears and to rationalize them.

The stones of the church are dark with age and the roof has long since gone.

Different to Lefortovo, back in the dark ages from the second floor of the hospital block at Vladimir.

different

It was a little different from the age I had given to my employers!

The research shows that kids are uniquely vulnerable at different ages .

Although I am 40 and from a different age group, I actually enjoy his company in the dressing room.

If one is to study the aging process, one would presumably want to examine persons from different age groupings.

Similarly, increased odds ratios were found for different age strata.

The worry is different ages and different needs won't mix.

But as parents, we should 233 smile to ourselves when children of different ages play together.

early

Women learn at an early age that most men do not like angry women living in the same house.

Beginning at an early age , children need to begin to move tO independence.

Mentally handicapped children should be given the opportunity of mixing with other children from an early age .

With the need for international cooperation more urgent than ever, there were still as many frontiers as in any earlier age .

Did you start painting at an early age ?

He must have had immense courage because so much was required of him at such an early age .

I have strong memories of feeling different from a very early age .

Both Maddy and Patrick were professionally successful at an early age , secure, and surrounded by helpful family.

golden

In some ways it was a golden age .

Instead of realizing that neo-realism was a beginning, they assumed it was an end, a golden age .

A golden age , they said.

An article by Mitchell about the golden age of criticism.

He argues that, just as Antwerp's golden age depended on openness, so will its future.

Others see a new golden age of business and technology that will lift the market to unimagined heights.

Athens is in the middle of her golden age .

She asked us to go back to the golden age of Callaghan.

middle

He also had a disinterested fascination with the records of the middle ages , especially those of the west country.

Most seemed to be in caustic middle age , faces blank or scowling.

In middle age he was offered a job with the management of the factory and he took it.

She was twenty-three and simply too young to comprehend the feelings of middle age - let alone those of a middle-aged Prince.

But in terms of years of potential life lost, the biggest killer is lung cancer, which usually strikes in middle age .

For them new chances opened up in late middle age as their children left home.

For those men and women who live into middle age , pain, disease and poverty are the norm rather than the exception.

minimum

Loan secured by endowment mortgage, minimum age 20 years.

Here Congress has offered relatively mild encouragement to the States to enact higher minimum drinking ages than they would otherwise choose.

The course is open to people of all nationalities and religious affiliations, and the minimum age is 15 years.

The nationwide minimum age of 18 to buy cigarettes and chewing tobacco remains in force.

Another 21 of the 38 death-penalty states either have a minimum age of 16 or no minimum.

Notes Minimum age 15 years unless on a Youth Training Scheme.

More children than before are now acquiring a formal education beyond the minimum school-leaving age .

old

The percentage of the older age groups who are female has increased since the beginning of this century.

So it seemed Meurent lived to a ripe old age .

He had impeccable manners that somehow always reminded you of an older , bygone age .

The force of the principle of yang predominates in youth; that of yin, later, and increasingly in old age .

Rhythms in old age With increasing age, our daily rhythms begin to change.

Meat did not have a place in the diet, except in old age .

In our old age we have found a more or less peaceful form of co-existence.

Charles Booth argued, probably correctly, that old age pensions would encourage children to take in elderly parents.

pensionable

The threshold for childless couples under pensionable age was 57 percent above income support levels.

To qualify for the higher limit, disablement must occur before reaching pensionable age .

All people of pensionable age have a right, under the Supplementary Benefits Act 1966, to a guaranteed income.

By the 1890s civil servants had become obliged to retire on reaching pensionable age .

It applies only to those reaching pensionable age since April 1978 and will not reach full maturity until 1998.

The number of those over pensionable age will be far higher in the next century than it is today.

Raising the pensionable age , however, was not enough to meet the Treasury's requirements.

In 1963 my father died at the age of sixty-one, four years short of his pensionable age.

tender

Dealing with drivers at this tender age obviously sparked an interest in transport which has developed over the years.

At my tender age , I could only look on.

Alongside me was Sam Ratcliffe who, at the tender age of sixteen, had already had quite a bit of publicity.

Tennis players start at a more tender age these days.

He knows how it feels to lose a father at a tender age .

And it has just happened to Kate Moss at the tender age of 18.

young

Consequently, he learned to be self-sufficient at a young age .

It appears that for acute health problems older people are little different, in terms of prevalence, from younger age groups.

While the city is relatively young , age alone provides insufficient explanation.

Subjects - Young people below age 25.

Other justices seemed concerned with the young age of the grade-school children involved.

If the training starts at a young enough age , when the animal is still a puppy, it all comes naturally.

They left me in no doubt that spiritually they had evolved much beyond their young ages .

■ NOUN

discrimination

Arbitrary age discrimination can affect everyone.

Age discrimination and fears of age discrimination are alive and well in the workplace.

There is also evidence that the economic effects of age discrimination are harsher in Britain than other comparable countries.

There is lots of age discrimination in the world of jobs.

In fact, considerable evidence is available which shows that older works face age discrimination in the labour market.

So how did Mrs Price win her case when she was alleging age discrimination .

The city dropped the age limitation just before a law enforcement exemption to federal age discrimination laws expired in 1993.

group

The grade differences in sickness absence were present in all age groups .

We now know the suicides were evenly male and female and from all age groups .

These trends for a reduction in length of stay are not unique to the older age groups .

I was telling my own age group about something worthwhile: bird life and conservation.

In 1981 there were marked differences in the marital status of men and women in the older age groups .

Population data For the calculation of incidences we needed population estimates for five year age groups for each of the years 1963-90.

Fitted bedroom furniture is particularly popular around the 35 years of age group .

Changes in mortality have influenced the marital status composition of the older age groups in Britain over the last century.

ice

Over the last 1.5 million years, our planet has been in the grip of an ice age .

At that time, an ice age was ending, game animals were flourishing, and humans were relatively few.

It is not hard to see how these two phenomena might, as it were, assist an ice age on its way.

An ice age begins slowly, almost imperceptibly, when the average temperature drops by a few degrees.

But ice ages or no, millions of years of erosion will slowly flatten the planetary mineral heaps we call mountains.

Only after the last ice age did modern civilization, such as it is, evolve.

I am actually a mammoth, said Jay, only I survived all your ice ages .

Some are warm and hospitable, while others can be nothing short of an ice age .

limit

At the moment we have under-17s, under-19s and then no age limit .

And so can the age limits .

Val was thirty-eight, and was glad that there was no age limit on the entry for the course.

The previous age limits had stood at 35 for men and 30 for women.

And as time goes by, your staff will likely decrease, for the age limits of call-up will rise.

So let's bring in an under-21 age limit and not discard our youngsters too early.

Job-seekers over those age limits suddenly found they had no hope of getting a civil service job.

pension

Partly as a result of all these changes, the government has announced its intention to equalise the State pension age .

Successive governments, however, have made it clear that any alteration of the state pension ages is unlikely.

Initially the flow out of the labour force and into retirement was concentrated among men within three years of pension age .

Across occupations, pension ages vary arbitrarily and do not show any systematic relationship to individual skills or preferences.

The consequences of an inflexible retirement age fell particularly hard on women as they have a lower pension age.

In 1987, 2.2 million people over pension age are estimated to have had incomes below the level of Income Support.

For example, 20 percent of disabled people over pension age say household cleaning is a particular problem.

The government is to review the state pension age , but there is no one solution that is obviously favoured.

range

The differences were also evident in the age range of primary school pupils.

Internally the school is organized into separate departments, primary and secondary, which between them cover the entire school age range .

She complained to an industrial tribunal alleging discrimination on the basis of the age range specified and she was successful.

The age range is usually 15-44 years, and the woman may have suffered a recent miscarriage or discovered she is infertile.

It contains a number of detailed examples of such work throughout the primary age range .

Defining rigorously what constitutes a clinically significant depressive illness is problematic, regardless of the age range under consideration.

He caters for the full ability and age range .

retirement

In less than a year I would reach retirement age and I had nothing to fall back on.

Both also were of retirement age .

Superintendent Warleigh was not far off retirement age .

After twenty years, he reached retirement age , left his job, and began spending every moment on the case.

The deal struck has been to raise the mandatory retirement age from 60 to 65, starting early in the next century.

The 57-year old executive had said he would resign before the usual retirement age of 60.

We were in an impossible situation; whatever retirement age was chosen, some one would be upset.

But on Tuesday, Kelleher will turn 65, retirement age for most people.

school

The order will terminate when the child ceases to be of compulsory school age or if a care order is made.

Constable McLennan stated that children of primary school age were allowed to cycle on the pavement.

Children of primary school age seem to make only limited use of Creole.

Most of these constant offenders started down the path of crime while still of school age .

A member from the panel of parents of school age will be required to attend each of the meetings.

Approximately 20 percent of elementary school age children were attending 2,000 ordinary schools by 1933.

We must also seize the opportunity presented by the considerable increase in numbers of children, particularly those of school age .

Fortunately, too, he had at least one dauntless and resourceful boy of school age to assist.

■ VERB

die

Simms was married, with a son and four daughters, all of whom died before the age of ten.

Battles over the monetary and literary estate of the Fresno author began as soon as he died of cancer at age 72.

He died at the age of 69 of an unrelated squamous cell carcinoma of the bronchus.

The third plaintiff, Angie Della Vecchia, died last year at age 53.

In many Third World countries as many as three out of five children die before the age of five.

John-Francis worked intensely with the neglected until, suffering from exhaustion, he died at the age of thirty-three.

They had two sons, the elder of whom died at the age of nineteen, and two daughters.

He died in 1891 at age fifty-three.

live

Yet the young are living in an age which over the past year has become dramatically uncertain.

She was born there, she lived there until age 21, and she has made nine documentary films about the country.

She wanted to live with the foster parents she lived with at the age of two.

We live in an age of niche markets, in which customers have become accustomed to high quality and extensive choice.

One important reason for optimism is that we now live in a disinflationary age .

We live in an age of possibility.

Surely, a full life even for some one who lived to the advance age of 92.

You lived to an old age , people trusted you, but you had no children and no spouse.

reach

To qualify for the higher limit, disablement must occur before reaching pensionable age .

Originally they remained priestesses for only five years: that is, until they reached marriageable age .

Retirement relief could not be claimed on disposals before 6 April 1985 unless the individual concerned had reached the age of 60.

The Crown Prince had reached early middle age without marrying.

Should I give up the unequal struggle and wait until I reached the age of 16?

I hate the way old actresses are literally thrown out to sea when they reach a certain age .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

(the) New Age

A publishing company named Lucifer was established in 1922, which distributed the writings to an increasing network of New Age groups.

I mean, you've heard all his New Age stuff about them being soul mates destined for each other.

Johanna likes a lot of New Age music, for instance.

Standard high-tech stuff like ultrasound imaging and the latest hypertension drugs are available along with various New Age prescriptions.

That anecdote, told in Beatrice Hastings' New Age column, seems true to life.

This indicated to her that she was being associated with occult and New Age practitioners, since becoming a registered Aromatherapist.

Yet she is also known for her New Age spiritual writings and teachings about past lives, a higher self and reincarnation.

advanced age/years

As you probably know, Herr Sanders is a gentleman of advanced years, inclined to be a little vague.

At the advanced age of 71, Charles Bronson's wizened features are returning to the big screen.

Male speaker Inevitably at her advanced years, it's difficult for her to overcome.

On my advanced age, I dote.

She addressed her young guest with civilities suitable for a personage of advanced years and uncertain appetite.

Towards the rector he was a polite listener, a concession to the man's advanced years and his calling.

When talking about the elderly in this sense we are referring to people in an advanced age group of well over eighty.

advancing years/age

Chances of developing cancer increase with advancing age.

At your age, advancing years and all that.

Joshua hoped that Malone had learnt wisdom with his advancing years.

Of course, I was only displaying the ultimately cliched boomer trait, a tortured denial of my own advancing years.

On her deathbed Mary Leapor reportedly expressed concern for her father's advancing age.

Reasons put forth include his advancing age, the cumulative effect of thousands of hits and the decline of his offensive line.

The association between advancing years and increasing rates of disability is illustrated in Figure 7.

The risk of incapacitation increases with advancing years, and increases more rapidly after the age of 55.

There are clear associations between advancing years and increasing disability, and this is particularly steep among the most elderly.

aged 5/25 etc

Darren, aged 5 years, had been found deliberately passing urine in the corner of his bedroom carpet.

In 1990, 8799 children mainly aged 5 to 11 years were eligible for the study.

It overwhelmingly favours people aged 25 to 35.

Mark, aged 5 years, showed a variety of behaviour problems at home.

More than half of working women are aged 25 to 44; more than seven in 10 are in the labor force.

The dead man, aged 25 to 30, was not named.

They also show absolute declines in the number of working men aged 25 to 44.

at/from an early age

Both Maddy and Patrick were professionally successful at an early age, secure, and surrounded by helpful family.

But what about alteration of brain chemistry at an early age?

Did you start painting at an early age?

I worry about cholesterol, because my father died of a heart attack at an early age.

If you get to know about these things at an early age you lose your shame and shyness.

Robin adds that as a boy he saw both the Graf Zeppelin and R-101, obviously an enthusiast from an early age.

Spong does not advocate marriage at an early age.

Women learn at an early age that most men do not like angry women living in the same house.

bygone age/era/days etc

Bundles of papers and piles of books guarded secrets from a bygone age.

He had impeccable manners that somehow always reminded you of an older, bygone age.

In bygone days the Arms Park had an almost mystical quality for them.

In bygone days, both railroad and stagecoach deposited visitors in nearby Point Reyes Station.

Miss Piggy, Kermit and the rest now come across as symbols of a bygone era.

One of the first examples of a curvilinear glasshouse, it stands as a reminder of bygone eras in Belfast's history.

Since the reprise of coach John Robinson, who brought national championships in a different, bygone era.

They appear now to be products of a bygone age.

childbearing age/years

Four hundred million women of childbearing age weigh less than 45 kilograms-their malnutrition is passed on to their infants.

chronological age

Carrow also suggests that, for children scoring below their chronological age equivalent, the separate subtests can provide useful qualitative information.

If so, chronological age might influence treatment policy.

Test scores can be compared directly with the scores obtained by normal children of the same chronological age.

The same ranging of, or variability in, Piagetian developmental levels is found at any chronological age group.

There has never been a time more conscious of chronological age than our own.

come of age

Britain's adopted children had come of age.

Could 1992 be the year when the environmental revolution really comes of age?

Duroc had had to come of age and replace the older Duroc in the service of Nguyen Seth.

His leap from collector to seller may be the surest sign yet that road-map collecting has come of age.

However, you will come of age in two months.

It must be child development with this goal: that every child be ready for school when that child comes of age.

Morris came of age in the 1850s.

feel your age

You really start to feel you age when you spend time around these kids.

By not feeling my age and by having energy and vigour.

However, she was beginning to feel her age and could not face an argument until it was unavoidable.

Make me feel my age, tell you the truth!

Other times you don't feel your age at all.

The journey was the longest he had ridden for several years and he was feeling his age.

Treat your skin to Empathy and it will never feel its age.

Unfortunately, this is just at the time when a woman is starting to feel her age, so is especially vulnerable.

grand (old) age

But even at the grand old age of 28, he was keen to give it a go.

In 1989 the Society reached the grand old age of 100 years.

The house, despite its grand old age, is welcoming and comfortable.

income/tax/age etc bracket

Dataquest said only 12 percent in this income bracket owned computers.

In addition they estimated the implied income tax brackets associated with each dividend payout level.

It's all to do with the £19,250 tax bracket and engines below 2 litres.

Jack Kemp would have to recommend that tax brackets be compressed to as low as 10 percent to dull their allure.

Name the ethnicity, tax bracket or wardrobe, and they were there in full force.

The key is, does your tax bracket justify buying munis?

Together, that amounts to an annual tax saving of up to £1,000, compared to cars in a higher tax bracket .

Why should you and I be in the same tax bracket as Steve Forbes?

months/weeks/ages yet

But it could be several weeks yet before these children know the fate of their school.

I know it will not be for some months yet , but time passes quickly.

Indeed, it may beaver for many months yet .

It was to last for some months yet .

It will probably be some months yet before we get the final government reaction to our proposals.

Sometimes they took little dancing steps, as their blood responded to rhythms that their descendants would not create for ages yet .

ripe old age

Angie was the orchestra's soloist at the ripe old age of 22.

Da Ponte lived to the ripe old age of 89.

At the ripe old age of 28 he says he can no longer bear the rigours of the game.

Ex-wife Alana demonstrates that she's still out in front in the glamour stakes at the ripe old age of 43.

Inpart this reflects increasing expenditure on state pensions as more and more people live to a ripe old age.

It was not until they levelled out that she thought again about the possibility of living to a ripe old age.

Or I could make serious, long-term changes and hope to live to a ripe old age.

So it seemed Meurent lived to a ripe old age.

There's no escape from that if you want to live to a ripe old age.

Tom had not reached the ripe old age of twenty-nine without discovering quite a few of them.

tender age

Alongside me was Sam Ratcliffe who, at the tender age of sixteen, had already had quite a bit of publicity.

And it has just happened to Kate Moss at the tender age of 18.

At my tender age, I could only look on.

Dealing with drivers at this tender age obviously sparked an interest in transport which has developed over the years.

He knows how it feels to lose a father at a tender age.

Tennis players start at a more tender age these days.

the Bronze Age

the Dark Ages

the Iron Age

the Middle Ages

the Stone Age

the age of consent

the aged

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Anyone over the age of fourteen has to pay the full fare.

Dewhurst died at the age of seventy-three.

Experts have given different estimates of the age of the painting.

Francis is the same age as I am.

I'm surprised someone of your age didn't know that.

I tried to guess her age but couldn't.

In this age of the Internet, finding a job can be much easier.

Jimmy's very tall for his age .

Many consider the '30s and '40s to be the golden age of Hollywood movies.

Newton lived in an age of exploration and discovery.

She's in her seventies, but very fit for her age .

The amount you pay for license tags and registration depends on the age of the vehicle.

the architecture of the industrial age

The average age of the students here is eighteen.

the Ice Age

The newspapers were brown with age .

Their children's ages range from twelve to seventeen.

These simple tools were used for hunting in the Stone Age .

What's the minimum age for getting a driver's license?

When I was your age I was already working.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

But research suggests there are now 17,000 people under the age of 65 with Alzheimer's in Britain.

For example, under the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, age may be taken into account in certain circumstances.

I am actually a mammoth, said Jay, only I survived all your ice ages.

In many respects Bush is the most spun and spinning politician of the age .

Nella was thirty-two, an age by which if a blonde woman's hair hasn't turned dark, it never will.

One is 7, and one is my age .

The television age has transformed the conventions into presentational exercises from which the unknown and unexpected are ruthlessly excised.

This was far longer than the age of the earth as calculated by the creationists.

II. verb

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

(the) New Age

A publishing company named Lucifer was established in 1922, which distributed the writings to an increasing network of New Age groups.

I mean, you've heard all his New Age stuff about them being soul mates destined for each other.

Johanna likes a lot of New Age music, for instance.

Standard high-tech stuff like ultrasound imaging and the latest hypertension drugs are available along with various New Age prescriptions.

That anecdote, told in Beatrice Hastings' New Age column, seems true to life.

This indicated to her that she was being associated with occult and New Age practitioners, since becoming a registered Aromatherapist.

Yet she is also known for her New Age spiritual writings and teachings about past lives, a higher self and reincarnation.

advanced age/years

As you probably know, Herr Sanders is a gentleman of advanced years, inclined to be a little vague.

At the advanced age of 71, Charles Bronson's wizened features are returning to the big screen.

Male speaker Inevitably at her advanced years, it's difficult for her to overcome.

On my advanced age, I dote.

She addressed her young guest with civilities suitable for a personage of advanced years and uncertain appetite.

Towards the rector he was a polite listener, a concession to the man's advanced years and his calling.

When talking about the elderly in this sense we are referring to people in an advanced age group of well over eighty.

advancing years/age

Chances of developing cancer increase with advancing age.

At your age, advancing years and all that.

Joshua hoped that Malone had learnt wisdom with his advancing years.

Of course, I was only displaying the ultimately cliched boomer trait, a tortured denial of my own advancing years.

On her deathbed Mary Leapor reportedly expressed concern for her father's advancing age.

Reasons put forth include his advancing age, the cumulative effect of thousands of hits and the decline of his offensive line.

The association between advancing years and increasing rates of disability is illustrated in Figure 7.

The risk of incapacitation increases with advancing years, and increases more rapidly after the age of 55.

There are clear associations between advancing years and increasing disability, and this is particularly steep among the most elderly.

aged 5/25 etc

Darren, aged 5 years, had been found deliberately passing urine in the corner of his bedroom carpet.

In 1990, 8799 children mainly aged 5 to 11 years were eligible for the study.

It overwhelmingly favours people aged 25 to 35.

Mark, aged 5 years, showed a variety of behaviour problems at home.

More than half of working women are aged 25 to 44; more than seven in 10 are in the labor force.

The dead man, aged 25 to 30, was not named.

They also show absolute declines in the number of working men aged 25 to 44.

at/from an early age

Both Maddy and Patrick were professionally successful at an early age, secure, and surrounded by helpful family.

But what about alteration of brain chemistry at an early age?

Did you start painting at an early age?

I worry about cholesterol, because my father died of a heart attack at an early age.

If you get to know about these things at an early age you lose your shame and shyness.

Robin adds that as a boy he saw both the Graf Zeppelin and R-101, obviously an enthusiast from an early age.

Spong does not advocate marriage at an early age.

Women learn at an early age that most men do not like angry women living in the same house.

bygone age/era/days etc

Bundles of papers and piles of books guarded secrets from a bygone age.

He had impeccable manners that somehow always reminded you of an older, bygone age.

In bygone days the Arms Park had an almost mystical quality for them.

In bygone days, both railroad and stagecoach deposited visitors in nearby Point Reyes Station.

Miss Piggy, Kermit and the rest now come across as symbols of a bygone era.

One of the first examples of a curvilinear glasshouse, it stands as a reminder of bygone eras in Belfast's history.

Since the reprise of coach John Robinson, who brought national championships in a different, bygone era.

They appear now to be products of a bygone age.

childbearing age/years

Four hundred million women of childbearing age weigh less than 45 kilograms-their malnutrition is passed on to their infants.

chronological age

Carrow also suggests that, for children scoring below their chronological age equivalent, the separate subtests can provide useful qualitative information.

If so, chronological age might influence treatment policy.

Test scores can be compared directly with the scores obtained by normal children of the same chronological age.

The same ranging of, or variability in, Piagetian developmental levels is found at any chronological age group.

There has never been a time more conscious of chronological age than our own.

grand (old) age

But even at the grand old age of 28, he was keen to give it a go.

In 1989 the Society reached the grand old age of 100 years.

The house, despite its grand old age, is welcoming and comfortable.

income/tax/age etc bracket

Dataquest said only 12 percent in this income bracket owned computers.

In addition they estimated the implied income tax brackets associated with each dividend payout level.

It's all to do with the £19,250 tax bracket and engines below 2 litres.

Jack Kemp would have to recommend that tax brackets be compressed to as low as 10 percent to dull their allure.

Name the ethnicity, tax bracket or wardrobe, and they were there in full force.

The key is, does your tax bracket justify buying munis?

Together, that amounts to an annual tax saving of up to £1,000, compared to cars in a higher tax bracket .

Why should you and I be in the same tax bracket as Steve Forbes?

months/weeks/ages yet

But it could be several weeks yet before these children know the fate of their school.

I know it will not be for some months yet , but time passes quickly.

Indeed, it may beaver for many months yet .

It was to last for some months yet .

It will probably be some months yet before we get the final government reaction to our proposals.

Sometimes they took little dancing steps, as their blood responded to rhythms that their descendants would not create for ages yet .

ripe old age

Angie was the orchestra's soloist at the ripe old age of 22.

Da Ponte lived to the ripe old age of 89.

At the ripe old age of 28 he says he can no longer bear the rigours of the game.

Ex-wife Alana demonstrates that she's still out in front in the glamour stakes at the ripe old age of 43.

Inpart this reflects increasing expenditure on state pensions as more and more people live to a ripe old age.

It was not until they levelled out that she thought again about the possibility of living to a ripe old age.

Or I could make serious, long-term changes and hope to live to a ripe old age.

So it seemed Meurent lived to a ripe old age.

There's no escape from that if you want to live to a ripe old age.

Tom had not reached the ripe old age of twenty-nine without discovering quite a few of them.

tender age

Alongside me was Sam Ratcliffe who, at the tender age of sixteen, had already had quite a bit of publicity.

And it has just happened to Kate Moss at the tender age of 18.

At my tender age, I could only look on.

Dealing with drivers at this tender age obviously sparked an interest in transport which has developed over the years.

He knows how it feels to lose a father at a tender age.

Tennis players start at a more tender age these days.

the Bronze Age

the Dark Ages

the Iron Age

the Middle Ages

the Stone Age

the age of consent

the aged

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

After his wife's death, Wilfred seemed to age quickly.

I couldn't believe how much she had aged.

She noticed for the first time how Frederick had aged.

The scotch is aged for ten years in oak barrels.

Western men tend to age more quickly than Japanese men.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.