middle age

noun

Definition of middle age 

: the period of life from about 45 to about 64

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Other Words from middle age

middle-aged \ˌmi-dᵊl-ˈājd \ adjective
middle-ager \-ˈā-jər \ noun

Examples of middle age in a Sentence

as our generation approaches middle age The patient was in late middle age. He feared the approach of middle age.
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In the lives of Sittenfeld’s characters, the lusts and disappointments of youth loom large well into middle age. New York Times, "7 New Books We Recommend This Week," 17 May 2018 In the lives of Sittenfeld’s characters, the lusts and disappointments of youth loom large well into middle age, as insistent as a gang of loud, showy teenagers taking up all the oxygen in the room. Susan Dominus, New York Times, "The Heroines in Curtis Sittenfeld’s First Story Collection Are All Grown Up," 8 May 2018 Now well into middle age, Baker-Kinney and the other two accusers who have testified so far spoke of entering Cosby's orbit as starstruck young women seeking career help or, in Baker-Kinney's case, simply looking for a good time. Fox News, "Bill Cosby faces accusers in court including supermodel Janice Dickinson," 12 Apr. 2018 For example, a recent study shows folks who become more sedentary during middle age (habit change) exhibit decreased conscientiousness, agreeableness, openness and extroversion (four of the big five personality traits). Philip Chard, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "People can change if they put in sustained hard work," 8 June 2018 To extend that farther back in time, for those of us who have reached middle age, our grandparents had grandparents who were born before the Civil War. Dan Moran, Lake County News-Sun, "Moran: A visit to the Lorraine Motel delivered a timeless lesson about Martin Luther King Jr.," 3 Apr. 2018 Still, a lot of her clients are well into middle age; some have never mountain-climbed before. Peter Fish, San Francisco Chronicle, "A mountain lover’s guide to the Shasta-Cascade region," 7 June 2018 Now new research shows most African-Americans will develop high blood pressure in middle age, putting them at greater risk of heart disease and other serious health problems. CBS News, "Most African-Americans develop high blood pressure by age 55, study finds," 11 July 2018 The return season’s best story lines involved Darlene (Sara Gilbert) restarting her life and supporting her children amid the disappointments of middle age. James Poniewozik, New York Times, "How to Save ‘The Conners’ From Roseanne," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of middle age

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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middle age

noun

Kids Definition of middle age

: the period of life from about 45 to about 64 years of age

Other Words from middle age

middle-aged \ˌmi-dᵊl-ˈājd \ adjective

middle age

noun
mid·dle age | \ˌmid-ᵊl-ˈāj \

Medical Definition of middle age 

: the period of life from about 45 to about 64 years of age

Other Words from middle age

middle-aged \ˌmid-ᵊl-ˈājd \ adjective

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