ag·​er ˈā-jər How to pronounce ager (audio)
plural agers
: someone or something that ages a person or thing
Exposure to high-decibel sounds causes blood pressure and stress hormones to surge, and both can be major brain agers.Michael Roizen
Beeler calls himself a master seller and ager of cheeses ….Scott Haas
: something (such as a wine) that improves in taste and quality as it ages
… but Chardonnay, a close second, has proved to be a good ager.Oz Clarke and Steven Spurrier

Examples of ager in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But, almost without exception, these successful agers are doing something right. Carolyn Rosenblatt, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 The production was absolutely massive, all done in a huge warehouse area at Origo Studios in Budapest, where there were about 80 people with the pattern makers, cutters, seamstresses, fitters, dyers, agers and textile artists. Ingrid Schmidt, The Hollywood Reporter, 5 Mar. 2024 Related Articles How solo agers, those older people without children, can prepare for later years Yep, Ethel was born on Feb. 29, 1932, and will technically turn 23 Thursday. Tribune News Service, The Mercury News, 28 Feb. 2024 When one of the lab’s slides goes under a microscope, the ager zooms in on the long vertical edge of the tooth root. Katie Hill, Outdoor Life, 28 Sep. 2023 Detecting rapid agers early on presents an opportunity to delay, change or even reverse the trajectory of biological aging. Genetics and biological age Biological aging is multifaceted. Aditi Gurkar, The Conversation, 15 Mar. 2023 Living in close proximity to others and in areas with robust social services also can make a huge difference for solo agers. Liz Weston, oregonlive, 1 July 2023 Everything inside was urbs, city space consecrated by priests who interpreted the will of the gods; everything outside was ager — unhallowed open territory. David Laskin Martin Pauer, New York Times, 1 May 2023 However, Rogalski also points out that physical health is not necessarily required to be a super ager. Avery Hurt, Discover Magazine, 5 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of ager was in 1884

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“Ager.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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