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1 age /ˈeɪʤ/ noun
plural ages
1 age
/ˈeɪʤ/
noun
plural ages
Learner's definition of AGE
: the amount of time during which a person or animal has lived
[count]
[noncount]
often used before another noun
see also middle age, old age, school age
: the amount of time during which a thing has existed
[count]
[noncount]
: the time of life when a person does something or becomes legally able to do something
[count]
[noncount]
see also age of consent
[noncount]
: the passage of time : the process of becoming old or older
: the condition of being old
[count] : a period of history usually singular
:a period of time that is associated with a particular thing or person
see also bronze age, dark ages, golden age, ice age, iron age, new age, stone age, gilded age at gild
[count] informal : a long period of time usually plural

come of age

: to reach the age when you are considered an adult
often used figuratively.

in a coon's age

US, informal or in a dog's age
: in a very long time
2 age /ˈeɪʤ/ verb
ages; aged; aging or chiefly British ageing
2 age
/ˈeɪʤ/
verb
ages; aged; aging or chiefly British ageing
Learner's definition of AGE
[no object] : to become old or older
[+ object] : to cause (someone or something) to become old or to appear to be old
of food or drink : to be stored for a period of time in order to gain desired qualities
[no object]
[+ object]
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