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Definition of Age

Age

  1. The whole duration of a being, whether animal, vegetable, or other kind; lifetime.
  2. That part of the duration of a being or a thing which is between its beginning and any given time; as, what is the present age of a man, or of the earth?
  3. The latter part of life; an advanced period of life; seniority; state of being old.
  4. One of the stages of life; as, the age of infancy, of youth, etc.
  5. Mature age; especially, the time of life at which one attains full personal rights and capacities; as, to come of age; he (or she) is of age.
  6. The time of life at which some particular power or capacity is understood to become vested; as, the age of consent; the age of discretion.
  7. A particular period of time in history, as distinguished from others; as, the golden age, the age of Pericles.
  8. A great period in the history of the Earth.
  9. A century; the period of one hundred years.
  10. The people who live at a particular period; hence, a generation.
  11. A long time.
  12. To grow aged; to become old; to show marks of age; as, he grew fat as he aged.
  13. To cause to grow old; to impart the characteristics of age to; as, grief ages us.
  14. In poker, the right belonging to the player to the left of the dealer to pass the first round in betting, and then to come in last or stay out; also, the player holding this position; the eldest hand.

Age Quotations

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Mark Twain

There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.
Sophia Loren

As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do. - Andrew Carnegie
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
Andrew Carnegie

True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.
Kurt Vonnegut

Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun; as we see that the shadows, which are at morning and evening so large, almost entirely disappear at midday.
Eleanor Roosevelt
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Age Translations

age in Afrikaans is ouderdom
age in Danish is alder, epoke
age in Dutch is leeftijd, ouderdom
age in German is Alter {n}, Lebensalter, Lebensdauer {f}, Alter {n}
age in Norwegian is alder
age in Portuguese is idade
age in Spanish is edad