meaning of age

1. 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; as, what is the present age of a man, or of the earth?
The latter part of life; an advanced period of life; seniority; state of being old.
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; as, 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; as, the age of consent; the age of discretion.
A particular period of time in history, as distinguished from others; as, 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.
A long time.
To grow aged; to become old; to show marks of age; as, he grew fat as he aged.
To cause to grow old; to impart the characteristics of age to; as, grief ages us.
how long something has existed; "it was replaced because of its ">age"

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