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age

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Noun age has 5 senses
  1. age - how long something has existed; "it was replaced because of its age"
    --1 is a kind of
    property
    --1 has particulars:
     chronological age; bone age; developmental age; fetal age, fertilization age, gestational age; mental age; oldness; newness; oldness; youngness
  2. historic period, age - an era of history having some distinctive feature; "we live in a litigious age"
    --2 is a kind of era, epoch
    --2 is a part of history
    --2 has particulars:
     Elizabethan age; Victorian age; antiquity; golden age; Middle Ages, Dark Ages; Renaissance; industrial revolution, technological revolution; Reign of Terror; reign; turn of the century; Harlem Renaissance; New Deal; Reconstruction, Reconstruction Period; Restoration
  3. age, eld - a time in life (usually defined in years) at which some particular qualification or power arises; "she was now of school age"; "tall for his eld"
    --3 is a kind of time of life
    --3 is a part of life, lifetime, lifespan
    --3 has particulars:
     age of consent; majority, legal age; minority, nonage; drinking age; voting age
    Derived form: verb age2
  4. old age, years, age, eld, geezerhood - 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"
    --4 is a kind of time of life
    --4 has parts:
     sixties, mid-sixties; seventies, mid-seventies; eighties, mid-eighties; nineties, mid-nineties
    --4 has particulars: dotage, second childhood, senility
    Derived forms: verb age3, verb age2
  5. long time, age, years - a prolonged period of time; "we've known each other for ages"; "I haven't been there for years and years"
    --5 is a kind of time period, period of time, period
    --5 has particulars:
     long; month of Sundays; eon, aeon; blue moon; year dot
Verb age has 3 senses
  1. age - begin to seem older; get older; "The death of his wife caused him to age fast"
    --1 is one way to
    develop
    Sample sentence:
    Sam and Sue age
  2. senesce, age, get on, mature, maturate - grow old or older; "She aged gracefully"; "we age every day--what a depressing thought!"; "Young men senesce"
    --2 is one way to develop
    Derived forms: noun age3, noun age4
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  3. age - make older; "The death of his child aged him tremendously"
    --3 is one way to
    change, alter, modify
    Antonyms: rejuvenate
    Derived form: noun age4
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s somebody
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