Meaning of AGE in English


I. noun see: aye Date: 13th century 1. the time of life at which some particular qualification, power, or capacity arises or rests , one of the st~s of life, the length of an existence extending from the beginning to any given time , lifetime , an advanced st~ of life, a period of time dominated by a central figure or prominent feature , a period in history or human progress , a cultural period marked by the prominence of a particular item , a division of geologic time that is usually shorter than an epoch, 3. the period contemporary with a person's lifetime or with his or her active life, a long time, generation , an individual's development measured in terms of the years requisite for like development of an aver~ individual, see: period II. verb (~d; aging or ~ing) Date: 14th century intransitive verb to become old ; show the effects or the characteristics of increasing ~, to acquire a desirable quality (as mellowness or ripeness) by standing undisturbed for some time , transitive verb to cause to become old, to bring to a state fit for use or to maturity, ~r noun

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