age Definition

  • 1the length of time that a person has lived or a thing has existed
  • 2a particular stage in someone's life
  • 3the state of being old; old age

Using age: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "age" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She died at the age of 90.

  • Example

    He is the same age as me.

  • Example

    I started dancing at a young age.

  • Example

    The company has been around for ages.

age Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with age

  • reach the age when one is legally recognized as an adult


    In many countries, you come of age at 18.

  • behave in a way that is appropriate for your age


    Stop acting like a child and act your age!

  • suitable for people of any age


    This movie is great for people of all ages.

Origins of age

from Old French 'aage', from Latin 'aetas'


Summary: age in Brief

The term 'age' [eɪdʒ] refers to the length of time a person or thing has existed. It can also denote a particular stage in someone's life or the state of being old. Phrases like 'come of age' and 'act your age' use 'age' to denote reaching a certain level of maturity or behaving appropriately for one's age. 'Age' is often used informally to refer to years.

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