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English noun: years

1. years (time) a late time of life


SamplesOld age is not for sissies.
He's showing his years.
Age hasn't slowed him down at all.
A beard white with eld.
On the brink of geezerhood.


Synonymsage, eld, geezerhood, old age


Broader (hypernym)time of life


Narrower (hyponym)dotage, second childhood, senility


Part holonymeighties, mid-eighties, mid-nineties, mid-seventies, mid-sixties, nineties, seventies, sixties

2. years (time) a prolonged period of time


SamplesWe've known each other for ages.
I haven't been there for years and years.


Synonymsage, long time


Broader (hypernym)period, period of time, time period


Narrower (hyponym)aeon, blue moon, eon, month of Sundays, year dot

3. years (time) the time during which someone's life continues


SamplesThe monarch's last days.
In his final years.


Synonymsdays


Broader (hypernym)life









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