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AGE, n. [L. aetas,or aevum. But these are undoubtedly contracted words.]

1. The whole duration of a being, whether animal, vegetable, or other kind; as, the usual age of man is seventy years; the age of a horse may be twenty or thirty years; the age of a tree may be four hundred years.

2. That part of the duration of a being, which is between its beginning and any given time; as, what is the present age of a man, or of the earth?

Jesus began to be about thirty years of age. Luke 3.

3. The latter part of life, or long continued duration; oldness.

The eyes of Israel were dim for age. Gen 48.

4. A certain period of human life, marked by a difference of state; as, life is divided into four stages or ages, infancy, youth, manhood, and old age; the age of youth; the age of manhood.

5. The period when a person is enabled by law to do certain acts for himself, or when he ceases to be controlled by parents or guardians; as, in our country, both males and females are of age in twenty-one years old.

6. Mature years; ripeness of strength or discretion.

He is of age, as him. John 9.

7. The time of life for conceiving children, or perhaps the usual time of such an event.

Sarah was delivered of a son when she was past age.

Heb. 11.

8. A particular period of time, as distinguished from others; as, the golden age, the age of iron, the age of heroes or of chivalry.

9. The people who live at a particular period; hence, a generation and a succession of generations; as, ages yet unborn.

The mystery hid from ages. Col. 1.

10. A century; the period of one hundred years.



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AGE, n. [L. aetas,or aevum. But these are undoubtedly contracted words.]

1. The whole duration of a being, whether animal, vegetable, or other kind; as, the usual age of man is seventy years; the age of a horse may be twenty or thirty years; the age of a tree may be four hundred years.

2. That part of the duration of a being, which is between its beginning and any given time; as, what is the present age of a man, or of the earth?

Jesus began to be about thirty years of age. Luke 3.

3. The latter part of life, or long continued duration; oldness.

The eyes of Israel were dim for age. Gen 48.

4. A certain period of human life, marked by a difference of state; as, life is divided into four stages or ages, infancy, youth, manhood, and old age; the age of youth; the age of manhood.

5. The period when a person is enabled by law to do certain acts for himself, or when he ceases to be controlled by parents or guardians; as, in our country, both males and females are of age in twenty-one years old.

6. Mature years; ripeness of strength or discretion.

He is of age, as him. John 9.

7. The time of life for conceiving children, or perhaps the usual time of such an event.

Sarah was delivered of a son when she was past age.

Heb. 11.

8. A particular period of time, as distinguished from others; as, the golden age, the age of iron, the age of heroes or of chivalry.

9. The people who live at a particular period; hence, a generation and a succession of generations; as, ages yet unborn.

The mystery hid from ages. Col. 1.

10. A century; the period of one hundred years.

AGE, n. [Fr. age; Arm. oage; deduced by Lunier from L. ætas, or ævum. But these are undoubtedly contracted words, Goth. aiw; D. eeuw; Gr. αιων; from the Celtic, W. haug, fullness, completeness, an age, a space of time; plur. hogion; the g being sunk in the Latin words; in the Sanscrit, yuga.]

  1. The whole duration of a being, whether animal, vegetable, or other kind; as, the usual age of a man is seventy years; the age of a horse may be twenty or thirty years; the age of a tree may be four hundred years.
  2. That part of the duration of a being which is between its beginning and any given time; as, what is the present age of a man, or of the earth? Jesus began to be about thirty years of age. – Luke iii.
  3. The latter part of life, or long continued duration; oldness. The eyes of Israel were dim for age. – Gen. xlviii.
  4. A certain period of human life, marked by a difference of state; as, life is divided into four stages or ages, infancy, youth, manhood, and old age; the age of youth; the age of manhood.
  5. The period when a person is enabled by law to do certain acts for himself, or when he ceases to be controlled by parents or guardians; as, in our country, both males and females are of age at twenty-one years old.
  6. Mature years; ripeness of strength or discretion. He is of age, ask him. – John ix.
  7. The time of life for conceiving children, or perhaps the usual time of such an event. Sarah was delivered of a son when she was past age. – Heb. xi.
  8. A particular period of time, as distinguished from others as, the golden age, the age of iron, the age of heroes or of chivalry.
  9. The people who live at a particular period; hence, a generation and a succession of generations; as, ages yet unborn. The mystery hid from ages. – Col. i.
  10. A century; the period of one hundred years.

Age
  1. The whole duration of a being, whether animal, vegetable, or other kind; lifetime.

    Mine age is as nothing before thee.
    Ps. xxxix. 5.

  2. To grow aged; to become old; to show marks of age; as, he grew fat as he aged.

    They live one hundred and thirty years, and never age for all that.
    Holland.

    I am aging; that is, I have a whitish, or rather a light-colored, hair here and there.
    Landor.

  3. To cause to grow old; to impart the characteristics of age to; as, grief ages us.
  4. In poker, the right belonging to the player to the left of the dealer to pass the first round in betting, and then to come in last or stay out; also, the player holding this position; the eldest hand.
  5. 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?
  6. The latter part of life; an advanced period of life; seniority; state of being old.

    Nor wrong mine age with this indignity.
    Shak.

  7. One of the stages of life; as, the age of infancy, of youth, etc.

    Shak.
  8. 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.

    Abbott. In the United States, both males and females are of age when twenty-one years old.
  9. 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.

    Abbott.
  10. A particular period of time in history, as distinguished from others; as, the golden age, the age of Pericles.

    "The spirit of the age." Prescott.

    Truth, in some age or other, will find her witness.
    Milton.

    Archeological ages are designated as three: The Stone age (the early and the later stone age, called paleolithic and neolithic), the Bronze age, and the Iron age. During the Age of Stone man is supposed to have employed stone for weapons and implements.

    See Augustan, Brazen, Golden, Heroic, Middle.

  11. A great period in the history of the Earth.

    The geologic ages are as follows: 1. The Archæan, including the time when was no life and the time of the earliest and simplest forms of life. 2. The age of Invertebrates, or the Silurian, when the life on the globe consisted distinctively of invertebrates. 3. The age of Fishes, or the Devonian, when fishes were the dominant race. 4. The age of Coal Plants, or Acrogens, or the Carboniferous age. 5. The Mesozoic or Secondary age, or age of Reptiles, when reptiles prevailed in great numbers and of vast size. 6. The Tertiary age, or age of Mammals, when the mammalia, or quadrupeds, abounded, and were the dominant race. 7. The Quaternary age, or age of Man, or the modern era. Dana.

  12. A century; the period of one hundred years.

    Fleury . . . apologizes for these five ages.
    Hallam.

  13. The people who live at a particular period; hence, a generation.

    "Ages yet unborn." Pope.

    The way which the age follows.
    J. H. Newman.

    Lo! where the stage, the poor, degraded stage,
    Holds its warped mirror to a gaping age.
    C. Sprague.

  14. A long time.

    [Colloq.] "He made minutes an age." Tennyson.

    Age of a tide, the time from the origin of a tide in the South Pacific Ocean to its arrival at a given place. -- Moon's age, the time that has elapsed since the last preceding conjunction of the sun and moon.

    * Age is used to form the first part of many compounds; as, agelasting, age-adorning, age-worn, age- enfeebled, agelong.

    Syn. -- Time; period; generation; date; era; epoch.

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Age

AGE, noun [Latin aetas, or aevum. But these are undoubtedly contracted words.]

1. The whole duration of a being, whether animal, vegetable, or other kind; as, the usual age of man is seventy years; the age of a horse may be twenty or thirty years; the age of a tree may be four hundred years.

2. That part of the duration of a being, which is between its beginning and any given time; as, what is the present age of a man, or of the earth?

Jesus began to be about thirty years of age Luke 3:23.

3. The latter part of life, or long continued duration; oldness.

The eyes of Israel were dim for age Genesis 48:10.

4. A certain period of human life, marked by a difference of state; as, life is divided into four stages or ages, infancy, youth, manhood, and old age; the age of youth; the age of manhood.

5. The period when a person is enabled by law to do certain acts for himself, or when he ceases to be controlled by parents or guardians; as, in our country, both males and females are of age in twenty-one years old.

6. Mature years; ripeness of strength or discretion.

He is of age as him. John 9:21.

7. The time of life for conceiving children, or perhaps the usual time of such an event.

Sarah was delivered of a son when she was past age

Hebrews 11:11.

8. A particular period of time, as distinguished from others; as, the golden age the age of iron, the age of heroes or of chivalry.

9. The people who live at a particular period; hence, a generation and a succession of generations; as, ages yet unborn.

The mystery hid from ages. Colossians 1:26.

10. A century; the period of one hundred years.

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