Legal Definition of age
- come of age
- reach adults status (est. Law at 18, formerly 21)
Definition of age
From Middle English age from Anglo-Norman age from Old French aage, eage (Modern French âge), from assumed unattested Vulgar Latin *aetāticum from Latin aetātem, accusative form of aetās from aevum ("lifetime"). Displaced native Middle English elde "age" (from Old English eldo, ieldo "age").
age (plural ages)
- The whole duration of a being, whether animal, vegetable, or other kind; lifetime.
- That part of the duration of a being or a thing which is between its beginning and any given time.
What is the present age of a man, or of the earth?
- The latter part of life; an advanced period of life, eld; seniority; state of being old.
Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age.
Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.
- One of the stages of life; as, the age of infancy, of youth, etc.
- Mature age; especially, the time of life at which one attains full personal rights and capacities.
to come of age
he (or she) is of age
- The time of life at which some particular power or capacity is understood to become vested.
the age of consent
the age of discretion
- A particular period of time in history, as distinguished from others.
the golden age
the age of Pericles
- A great period in the history of the Earth.
- A century; the period of one hundred years.
- The people who live at a particular period.
- Hence, a generation.
There are three ages living in her house.
- A long time.
It's been an age since we last saw you.
- (latter part of life): dotage, old age, eld
to age (third-person singular simple present ages, present participle ageing or (US) aging, simple past and past participle aged)
- (transitive) To cause to grow old; to impart the characteristics of age to.
Grief ages us.
- (transitive, figuratively) To postpone an action that would extinguish something, as a debt.
Money's a little tight right now, let's age our bills for a week or so.
- (transitive, accounting) To categorize by age.
One his first assignments was to age the accounts receivable.
- (intransitive) To grow aged; to become old; to show marks of age.
He grew fat as he aged.
- age in Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- age in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- Alphagram: aeg
- G. E. A.
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