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age


  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Age  \Age\,  n. 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Age  \Age\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Aged};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Aging}.] 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Age  \Age\  ([=a]j),  n.  [OF.  aage,  eage,  F.  [^a]ge,  fr  L.  aetas 
  through  a  supposed  LL  aetaticum  L.  aetas  is  contracted  fr 
  aevitas  fr  aevum  lifetime,  age;  akin  to  E.  aye  ever.  Cf 
  {Each}.] 
  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.  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? 
 
  3.  The  latter  part  of  life;  an  advanced  period  of  life; 
  seniority;  state  of  being  old 
 
  Nor  wrong  mine  age  with  this  indignity.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  One  of  the  stages  of  life;  as  the  age  of  infancy,  of 
  youth,  etc  --Shak. 
 
  5.  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. 
 
  Note:  In  the  United  States,  both  males  and  females  are  of  age 
  when  twenty-one  years  old 
 
  6.  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. 
 
  7.  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. 
 
  Note:  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}. 
 
  8.  A  great  period  in  the  history  of  the  Earth. 
 
  Note:  The  geologic  ages  are  as  follows:  1.  The  Arch[ae]an, 
  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. 
 
  9.  A  century;  the  period  of  one  hundred  years. 
 
  Fleury  .  .  .  apologizes  for  these  five  ages. 
  --Hallam. 
 
  10.  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. 
 
  11.  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. 
 
  Note:  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Age  \Age\,  v.  t. 
  To  cause  to  grow  old  to  impart  the  characteristics  of  age 
  to  as  grief  ages  us 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  age 
  n  1:  how  long  something  has  existed;  "it  was  replaced  because  of 
  its  age" 
  2:  a  historic  period;  "we  live  in  a  litigious  age" 
  3:  a  time  in  life  (usually  defined  in  years)  at  which  some 
  particular  qualification  or  power  arises;  "she  was  now  of 
  school  age" 
  4:  a  prolonged  period  of  time;  "we've  known  each  other  for 
  ages";  "I  haven't  been  there  for  years  and  years"  [syn:  {long 
  time},  {years}] 
  5:  time  of  life;  "he's  showing  his  years";  "age  hasn't  slowed 
  him  down  at  all"  [syn:  {old  age},  {years}] 
  v  1:  begin  to  seem  older;  get  older;  "The  death  of  his  wife 
  caused  him  to  age  fast" 
  2:  grow  old  or  older;  "She  aged  gracefully"  [syn:  {mature},  {maturate}] 
  3:  make  older;  "The  death  of  his  child  aged  him  tremendously" 
  [ant:  {rejuvenate}] 
  4:  get  old  or  older;  "We  age  every  day--a  depressing  thought" 
  [syn:  {get  on}]  [ant:  {rejuvenate}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Age 
  used  to  denote  the  period  of  a  man's  life  (Gen.  47:28),  the 
  maturity  of  life  (John  9:21),  the  latter  end  of  life  (Job 
  11:17),  a  generation  of  the  human  race  (Job  8:8),  and  an 
  indefinite  period  (Eph.  2:7;  3:5,  21;  Col.  1:26).  Respect  to  be 
  shown  to  the  aged  (Lev.  19:32).  It  is  a  blessing  to  communities 
  when  they  have  old  men  among  them  (Isa.  65:20;  Zech.  8:4).  The 
  aged  supposed  to  excel  in  understanding  (Job  12:20;  15:10;  32:4, 
  9;  1  Kings  12:6,  8).  A  full  age  the  reward  of  piety  (Job  5:26; 
  Gen.  15:15). 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  AGE,  n.  That  period  of  life  in  which  we  compound  for  the  vices  that 
  we  still  cherish  by  reviling  those  that  we  have  no  longer  the 
  enterprise  to  commit. 
 
 




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