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 How to pronounce middle age (audio) \ adjective
middle-ager \ ˌmi-​dᵊl-​ˈā-​jər How to pronounce middle age (audio) \ 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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Recent Examples on the Web As a cognitive neuroscientist, my past research has focused on understanding how normal brain changes related to aging affect people’s ability to think and move – particularly in middle age and beyond. Jessica Bernard, The Conversation, 24 Sep. 2021 As a cognitive neuroscientist, my past research has focused on understanding how normal brain changes related to aging affect people’s ability to think and move – particularly in middle age and beyond. Jessica Bernard, The Conversation, 24 Sep. 2021 As a cognitive neuroscientist, my past research has focused on understanding how normal brain changes related to aging affect people’s ability to think and move – particularly in middle age and beyond. Jessica Bernard, Scientific American, 22 Sep. 2021 No one has to digitally alter a picture of Dave Grohl at age 27 to imagine him in middle age. Brian Hiatt, Rolling Stone, 14 Sep. 2021 Yes, those of us who grew up watching MTV for hours, waiting for our favorite videos to play, the MTV Generation is now solidly middle age. Marianne Garvey, CNN, 12 Sep. 2021 Public-health strategies might be able to address mortality in childhood and young adulthood, but many people believe that adding years from middle age onward is a wholly different endeavor. Atul Gawande, The New Yorker, 23 Aug. 2021 Equestrians can remain in the saddle well past middle age; the oldest female Olympian ever was Lorna Johnstone, a British rider who turned 70 just a few days before competing at the 1972 Olympics. Sean Gregory/tokyo, Time, 20 July 2021 Now, video stores are a historical relic akin to Mayan pyramids only not as well-preserved, and all those slacker-youth main characters have reached middle age. Rebecca Alter, Vulture, 19 July 2021

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First Known Use of middle age

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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12 Oct 2021

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“Middle age.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/middle%20age. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce middle age (audio) \

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 How to pronounce middle age (audio) \ adjective

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