Meaning of -AGE in English


■ suffix forming nouns:

1》 denoting an action or its result: leverage.

↘a function; a sphere of action: homage.

↘a state or condition: bondage.

2》 denoting an aggregate or number of: mileage.

↘a set or group of: baggage.

↘fees payable for: postage.

3》 denoting a place: vicarage.


from OFr., based on L. -aticum , neut. form of the adjectival ending -aticus .

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