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  1. age
    IPA[āj]
  2. noun

    • 1. the length of time that a person has lived or a thing has existed:

      he died from a heart attack at the age of 51 he must be nearly 40 years of age his wife is the same age as Carla young people between the ages of 11 and 18
      Synonym : number of years, lifetime, duration, length of life, stage of life, generation, age group, peer group, years, summers, winters
    • 2. a particular stage in someone's life:

      children of primary school age
    • 3. the latter part of life or existence; old age:

      with age this gland can become sluggish
      Synonym : elderliness, old age, oldness, seniority, maturity, dotage, senility, one's advancing/advanced years, one's declining years, the winter/autumn of one's life, senescence, eld, caducity
    • 4. a distinct period of history:

      an age of technological growth a child of the television age
      Synonym : era, epoch, period, time, eon, span
    • 5. a division of time that is a subdivision of an epoch, corresponding to a stage in chronostratigraphy.

    • 6. a lifetime taken as a measure of time; a generation:

      Nestor is said to have lived three ages when he was ninety years old
    • 7. a very long time:

      I haven't seen her for ages it would take an age to tell her everything
      Synonym : a long time, a lifetime, an eternity, seemingly forever, hours, days, months, years, eons, hours/days/months on end, ages and ages, a month of Sundays, yonks, donkey's years, a coon's age

    verb

    • 1. grow old or older, especially visibly and obviously so:

      the tiredness we feel as we age you haven't aged a lot
    • 2. cause to grow, feel, or appear older:

      he even tried aging the painting with a spoonful of coffee
    • 3. (especially with reference to an alcoholic drink) mature or allow to mature:

      the wine ages in open vats or casks
    • 4. determine how old (something) is:

      we didn't have a clue how to age these animals
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: age, plural noun: ages

    • suffix字尾

      forming nouns denoting an action:

      forming nouns denoting the product of an action:

    • noun

      the length of time that a person has lived or a thing has existed:

      a particular stage in someone's life:

    • verb

      grow old or older:

      cause to appear old or older:

    • suffix字尾

      forming nouns denoting an action:

      forming nouns denoting the product of an action:

    • adjective

      having lived for a specified length of time; of a specified age:

      (of a horse or farm animal) over a certain defined age of maturity, typically 6 to 12 years for horses, 3 or 4 years for cattle.

    • noun

      the process of growing old:

      the process of change in the properties of a material occurring over a period, either spontaneously or through deliberate action:

    • adjective

      (of a person) growing old; elderly:

      (of a thing) reaching the end of useful life; obsolescent:

    • adjective

      having lived for a specified length of time; of a specified age:

      (of a horse or farm animal) over a certain defined age of maturity, typically 6 to 12 years for horses, 3 or 4 years for cattle.

    • noun

      a glacial episode during a past geological period.

      the series of glacial episodes during the Pleistocene period.

    • noun

      the later part of normal life:

      the state of being old:

    • noun

      the era starting when the exploration of space became possible:
    • adjective

      very modern; technologically advanced:
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