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age

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of age

  1. 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 Synonyms of age day, epoch, era, period, time Words Related to age cycle, generation, year; bit, space, span, spell, stretch, while; date, vintage

  2. 2 a long or seemingly long period of time it took ages for the clerk to ring up three items Synonyms of age aeon (or eon), blue moon, coon's age, cycle, donkey's years [chiefly British], eternity, forever, long, months, moon Words Related to age infinity; lifetime Near Antonyms of age flash, instant, jiffy, minute, moment, second, shake, split second, trice, twinkle, twinkling, wink; microsecond, nanosecond

  3. 3 a later period of one's life stoically endures all of the aches and pains that come with age Synonyms of age afterlife, afternoon, autumn, evening Words Related to age sunset, twilight, winter; anecdotage, dotage, senility; elderliness, golden years, oldness, seniority; adulthood, majority, maturity, middle, middle age, midlife, ripeness Near Antonyms of age adolescence, youth Antonyms of age springtime

  4. 4 the state of being an old person at 88, she gets frustrated by the feebleness that is inevitable with age Synonyms of age ancientness, agedness, elderliness, maturityWords Related to age senectitude; venerableness; anecdotage, anility, caducity, dotage, second childhood, senescence, senility; feebleness, infirmityNear Antonyms of age freshness, prime, youthfulness; adolescence, immaturity, juvenility, minority, nonageAntonyms of age youngness, youth

  5. 5 the state of being something old the copper monument has acquired the patina of age Synonyms of age ancientness, agedness, antiquity, hoarinessWords Related to age antiquation, datedness, obsolescence, obsoleteness, old-fashionedness; fustiness; agelessnessNear Antonyms of age currency, currentness, freshness, modernity, modernness, novelty, recentnessAntonyms of age newness

Synonym Discussion of age

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

age

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of age

  1. to become mature as your cat ages and becomes less active, you should change her diet Synonyms of age mature, develop, grow, grow up, progress, ripenWords Related to age mellow, soften; bloom, blossom, burgeon (also bourgeon), flourish, flower; open, unfold; advance, evolve; get along, get on, gray (also grey)Near Antonyms of age decay, decline, degenerate, deteriorate, sink, worsen; droop, dry, fade, flag, sag, shrivel, wane, waste (away), weaken, wilt, wither; regress, retrogress, revert; backslide, lapse, return


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