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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

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Albert Einstein

Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.
Albert Einstein

Perfection of means and confusion of ends seem to characterize our age.
Albert Einstein

Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Albert Einstein
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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

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