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-aged (audio) \ adjective
middle-ager \ ˌmi-​dᵊl-​ˈā-​jər How to pronounce middle-ager (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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In many of those cases, allegations date back decades and have spawned new lawsuits in recent years from former students who are now middle aged and still grappling with their experiences. Zach Murdock, courant.com, "Private, all-girls Westover School to open independent investigation into past sexual assault allegations," 7 June 2019 Of course, that speaks to Sandler's audience matriculating toward middle age, which, conveniently, is precisely what the movie is about. Brian Lowry, CNN, "Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston reunite in generic 'Murder Mystery'," 14 June 2019 Perhaps most important for those who have followed Deerhunter from the beginning, there’s plenty to suggest that the group’s creative energy will sustain it into middle age. Mark Richardson, WSJ, "‘Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?’ by Deerhunter Review: A Statelier Kind of Chaos," 9 Jan. 2019 To welcome her and Murray here is, to me, one of the deep pleasures of middle age. Kyre Chenven, Condé Nast Traveler, "For Sardinia’s Wild Side, Head to Sulcis," 12 Oct. 2018 Several other coding languages have comfortably slipped into useful middle age. Max Colchester, WSJ, "Do You Know Cobol? If So, There Might Be a Job for You.," 21 Sep. 2018 James is approaching late middle age in basketball terms. Michael Powell, New York Times, "LeBron James Delivered. Now Does He Exit?," 7 June 2018 But to a rare degree for any artist, his reputation and perhaps his raison d’être rest on a singular achievement: the film that consumed him for 12 years in his middle age. Daniel Lewis, BostonGlobe.com, "Claude Lanzmann, chronicled the Holocaust in epic ‘Shoah’, dies at 92," 6 July 2018 But to a rare degree for any artist, Mr. Lanzmann’s reputation and perhaps his raison d’être rest on a singular achievement: the film that consumed him for 12 years in his middle age. Daniel Lewis, New York Times, "Claude Lanzmann, Epic Chronicler of the Holocaust, Dies at 92," 5 July 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 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-aged (audio) \ adjective

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