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Dictionary definition for: Age

1. (n) how long something has existed; "it was replaced because of its age"

2. (v) begin to seem older; get older; "The death of his wife caused him to age fast"

3. (n) an era of history having some distinctive feature; "we live in a litigious age"

4. (v) grow old or older; "She aged gracefully" "we age every day--what a depressing thought!" "Young men senesce"

5. (n) a time in life (usually defined in years) at which some particular qualification or power arises; "she was now of school age" "tall for his eld"

6. (v) make older; "The death of his child aged him tremendously"

7. (n) a late time of life; "old age is not for sissies" "he''s showing his years" "age hasn''t slowed him down at all" "a beard white with eld" "on the brink of geezerhood"

8. (n) a prolonged period of time; "we''ve known each other for ages" "I haven''t been there for years and years"

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