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age

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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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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

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to become mature

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