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English noun: age

1. age (attribute) how long something has existed


SamplesIt was replaced because of its age.


Broader (hypernym)property


Narrower (hyponym)bone age, chronological age, developmental age, fertilization age, fetal age, gestational age, mental age, newness, oldness, oldness, youngness


Attributeimmature, immature, mature, new, old, old, young

2. age (time) an era of history having some distinctive feature


SamplesWe live in a litigious age.


Synonymshistoric period


Broader (hypernym)epoch, era


Narrower (hyponym)antiquity, golden age, Jazz Age, reign, turn of the century


Instance hyponymAge of Reason, Baroque, Baroque era, Baroque period, Dark Ages, Depression, Elizabethan age, Enlightenment, Great Depression, Harlem Renaissance, Industrial Revolution, Italian Renaissance, Middle Ages, New Deal, Reconstruction, Reconstruction Period, Reign of Terror, Renaissance, Renascence, Restoration, technological revolution, Victorian age


Part meronymhistory

3. age (time) a time of life (usually defined in years) at which some particular qualification or power arises


SamplesShe was now of school age.
Tall for his eld.


Synonymseld


Broader (hypernym)time of life


Narrower (hyponym)age of consent, drinking age, legal age, majority, minority, nonage, voting age


Part meronymlife, life-time, lifespan, lifetime

4. age (time) a prolonged period of time


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


Synonymslong time, years


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


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

5. age (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.


Synonymseld, geezerhood, old age, years


Broader (hypernym)time of life


Narrower (hyponym)dotage, second childhood, senility


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


English verb: age

1. age (change) begin to seem older; get older


SamplesThe death of his wife caused him to age fast.


ExamplesSam and Sue age


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)develop

2. age (change) grow old or older


SamplesShe aged gracefully.
We age every day--what a depressing thought!.
Young men senesce.


Synonymsget on, maturate, mature, senesce


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)develop


Narrower (hyponym)dote, fossilise, fossilize, turn

3. age (change) make older


SamplesThe death of his child aged him tremendously.


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Causeage, get on, maturate, mature, senesce


Antonymsrejuvenate









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