Definition of age


  • how long something has existed; "it was replaced because of its age".
  • an era of history having some distinctive feature; "we live in a litigious age". Synonyms: historic period.
  • a time of life (usually defined in years) at which some particular qualification or power arises; "she was now of school age", "tall for his eld". Synonyms: eld.
  • a prolonged period of time; "we've known each other for ages", "I haven't been there for years and years". Synonyms: long time, years.
  • a late time of life; "old 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". Synonyms: eld, geezerhood, old age, years.


  • begin to seem older; get older; "The death of his wife caused him to age fast".
  • grow old or older; "She aged gracefully", "we age every day--what a depressing thought!", "Young men senesce". Synonyms: get on, maturate, mature, senesce.
  • make older; "The death of his child aged him tremendously". Antonyms: rejuvenate.

Related words

aeon, antiquity, dotage, dote, eon, fossilise, fossilize, majority, minority, newness, nonage, oldness, reign, senility, turn, youngness.

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Rhymes with age

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  • age is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 4 points
  • age is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 4 points
  • age is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 5 points
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