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age

noun

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1 an extent of time associated with a particular person or thing
  • the Bronze Age marks the beginning of the use of metal by ancient peoples

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2 a long or seemingly long period of time
  • it took ages for the clerk to ring up three items

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3 a later period of one's life
  • stoically endures all of the aches and pains that come with age

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4 the state of being an old person
  • at 88, she gets frustrated by the feebleness that is inevitable with age

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5 the state of being something old
  • the copper monument has acquired the patina of age

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age

verb

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to become mature
  • as your cat ages and becomes less active, you should change her diet

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period, epoch, era, age mean a division of time. period may designate an extent of time of any length. periods of economic prosperity epoch applies to a period begun or set off by some significant or striking quality, change, or series of events. the steam engine marked a new epoch in industry era suggests a period of history marked by a new or distinct order of things. the era of global communications age is used frequently of a fairly definite period dominated by a prominent figure or feature. the age of Samuel Johnson

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The first known use of age was in the 13th century

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“Age.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/Age. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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