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{{11}}age (n.) late 13c., "long but indefinite period in human history," from O.Fr. aage (11c., Mod.Fr. áge) "age; life, lifetime, lifespan; maturity," earlier edage, from V.L. *aetaticum (Cf. Sp. edad, It. eta, Port. idade "age"), from L. aetatem (nom. aetas), "period of life, age, lifetime, years," from aevum "lifetime, eternity, age," from PIE root *aiw- "vital force, life, long life, eternity" (see EON (Cf. eon)). Meaning "time something has lived, particular length or stage of life" is from early 14c. Used especially for "old age" since early 14c. Expelled native eld.
{{12}}age (v.) "to grow old," late 14c., from AGE (Cf. age) (n.). Meaning "to make old" is early 15c. Related: AGED (Cf. Aged); aging.

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Age — may refer to: Age (model theory), an aspect of mathematical model theory Age (journal), an international peer reviewed journal operated by Springer. The Age, a daily newspaper published in Melbourne, Australia Agé, a god Åge, a given name Aage, a …   Wikipedia

  • 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. [1913 Webster] They live one hundred and thirty years, and never age for all that. Holland. [1913 Webster] I …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Age — Age, v. t. To cause to grow old; to impart the characteristics of age to; as, grief ages us. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Âge — is a Japanese publisher of eroge. Their claim to fame would probably be the 2001 AVG Kimi ga Nozomu Eien. List of games * Kimi ga Nozomu Eien * Akane Maniax * Muv Luv * Muv Luv Alternative * Age Maniax * Kaseki no Uta * Kimi ga Ita Kisetsu… …   Wikipedia

  • Age 13 — is an educational film by Sid Davis released in 1955. It is property of the public domain.The film centers around Andrew, a thirteen year old boy stricken with grief over the recent death of his mother. On the day of her passing her radio stops… …   Wikipedia

  • Agé — is a god of the mythology of the Fon people of Africa. He is the son of Mawu Lisa.References* [http://www.godchecker.com/pantheon/african mythology.php?deity=AGE Godchecker.com article on Age] …   Wikipedia

  • ÂGE — s. m. La durée ordinaire de la vie. L âge de l homme ne passe pas communément quatre vingts ans. L âge des chevaux n est guère que de trente ans.   Âge d homme, L âge viril. Quand cet enfant sera parvenu à l âge d homme. Il signifie également, La …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • ÂGE — n. m. Durée ordinaire de la vie. L’âge de l’homme ne passe pas communément quatre vingts ans. L’âge des chevaux n’est guère que de trente ans. Il n’a pas duré âge d’homme, Il n’a pas atteint la durée commune de la vie. Les anciens ont dit que la… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • age — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French aage, age, from Vulgar Latin *aetaticum, from Latin aetat , aetas, from aevum lifetime more at aye Date: 13th century 1. a. the time of life at which some particular qualification, power, or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ÂGÉ — ÉE. adj. Qui a un certain âge, un certain nombre d années. Un homme âgé de trente ans. Une fille âgée de vingt ans. Il n est pas si âgé que vous. Elle est plus âgée que lui. C est un homme fort âgé. ÂGÉ, employé absolument, signifie, Qui a… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

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