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old age

noun

Simple Definition of old age

  • : the fact of being old : the time of life when a person is old

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of old age

  1. :  the fact of being old <She died of old age.>

  2. :  the time of life when a person is old <He's getting sweeter in his old age.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  dating from the remote past :  ancient

    :  persisting from an earlier time

    :  of long standing

  1. :  the time of life at which some particular qualification, power, or capacity arises or rests

    :  majority

    :  one of the stages of life

  1. :  to become old :  show the effects or the characteristics of increasing age

    :  to acquire a desirable quality (as mellowness or ripeness) by standing undisturbed for some time

    :  to cause to become old


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