middle age


: the period of life from about 45 to about 64
middle-aged adjective
middle-ager 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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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of middle age was in the 14th century

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“Middle age.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/middle%20age. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

middle age

: the period of life from about 45 to about 64

Medical Definition

middle age

mid·​dle age ˌmid-ᵊl-ˈāj How to pronounce middle age (audio)
: the period of life from about 45 to about 64 years of age
middle-aged adjective

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