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But we are not going to stand by and go back to allowing people with preexisting conditions to be discriminated against, go back to the situation where people can be thrown off their insurance simply because they become seriously ill or you can't get on your parents' insurance after the age of 20.
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Meaning of "age" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD AGE

Via Old French from Vulgar Latin aetatīcum (unattested), from Latin aetās, ultimately from aevum lifetime; compare aeon.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF AGE

age  [eɪdʒ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AGE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Age is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb age in English.

WHAT DOES AGE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Age

Age may refer to: ▪ Ageing, the effect of time on a person ▪ Age ▪ Age, an aspect of mathematical model theory ▪ Age, 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 given name ▪ Âge, a Japanese media company ▪ Advanced glycation end-product, a type of chemical ▪ American Aging Association or AGE, an organization for aging studies ▪ Applied general equilibrium, a model in mathematical economics ▪ Agarose gel electrophoresis, a method to estimate mass of DNA, RNA and proteins ▪ Agricultural & General Engineers, a group of engineering companies ▪ Arterial gas embolism ▪ Astrological age, a period in western astrology ▪ Agenore Incrocci or Age, an Italian screenwriter ▪ Esimbi language or Age, a language of the Cameroons ▪ Wangerooge Airport, in Lower Saxony, Germany, by IATA airport code ▪ The...

Definition of age in the English dictionary

The first definition of age in the dictionary is the period of time that a person, animal, or plant has lived or is expected to live. Other definition of age is the period of existence of an object, material, group, etc. Age is also a period or state of human life.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO AGE

PRESENT

Present
I age
you age
he/she/it ages
we age
you age
they age
Present continuous
I am aging
you are aging
he/she/it is aging
we are aging
you are aging
they are aging
Present perfect
I have aged
you have aged
he/she/it has aged
we have aged
you have aged
they have aged
Present perfect continuous
I have been aging
you have been aging
he/she/it has been aging
we have been aging
you have been aging
they have been aging
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I aged
you aged
he/she/it aged
we aged
you aged
they aged
Past continuous
I was aging
you were aging
he/she/it was aging
we were aging
you were aging
they were aging
Past perfect
I had aged
you had aged
he/she/it had aged
we had aged
you had aged
they had aged
Past perfect continuous
I had been aging
you had been aging
he/she/it had been aging
we had been aging
you had been aging
they had been aging
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will age
you will age
he/she/it will age
we will age
you will age
they will age
Future continuous
I will be aging
you will be aging
he/she/it will be aging
we will be aging
you will be aging
they will be aging
Future perfect
I will have aged
you will have aged
he/she/it will have aged
we will have aged
you will have aged
they will have aged
Future perfect continuous
I will have been aging
you will have been aging
he/she/it will have been aging
we will have been aging
you will have been aging
they will have been aging
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would age
you would age
he/she/it would age
we would age
you would age
they would age
Conditional continuous
I would be aging
you would be aging
he/she/it would be aging
we would be aging
you would be aging
they would be aging
Conditional perfect
I would have age
you would have age
he/she/it would have age
we would have age
you would have age
they would have age
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been aging
you would have been aging
he/she/it would have been aging
we would have been aging
you would have been aging
they would have been aging
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you age
we let´s age
you age
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to age
Past participle
aged
Present Participle
aging
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH AGE


advantage
ədˈvɑːntɪdʒ
average
ˈævərɪdʒ
bridge
brɪdʒ
college
ˈkɒlɪdʒ
coverage
ˈkʌvərɪdʒ
damage
ˈdæmɪdʒ
heritage
ˈhɛrɪtɪdʒ
image
ˈɪmɪdʒ
knowledge
ˈnɒlɪdʒ
language
ˈlæŋɡwɪdʒ
manage
ˈmænɪdʒ
marriage
ˈmærɪdʒ
message
ˈmɛsɪdʒ
mortgage
ˈmɔːɡɪdʒ
package
ˈpækɪdʒ
page
peɪdʒ
reportage
rɪˈpɔːtɪdʒ
stage
steɪdʒ
storage
ˈstɔːrɪdʒ
usage
ˈjuːsɪdʒ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AGE

age allowance
age before beauty
age bracket
age difference
age discrimination
age gap
age group
age hardening
age limit
age of consent
age of discretion
Age of Reason
age range
age-long
age-old
age-proof
aged
agedly
agedness

WORDS THAT END LIKE AGE

badge
by and large
challenge
change
charge
dodge
edge
exchange
free of charge
garage
ge
George
home page
huge
in this day and age
Lange
large
lounge
massage
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Synonyms and antonyms of age in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «AGE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «age» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of age

Translation of «age» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AGE

Find out the translation of age to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of age from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «age» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

年龄
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

edad
570 millions of speakers

English

age
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

उम्र
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عُمْر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

возраст
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

idade
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বয়স
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

âge
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Umur
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Alter
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

年齢
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

나이
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Umur
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tuổi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வயது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वय
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yaş
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

età
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wiek
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вік
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

vârstă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ηλικία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ouderdom
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ålder
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

alder
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of age

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AGE»

The term «age» is very widely used and occupies the 982 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AGE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «age» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «age» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about age

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «AGE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word age.
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Maria Conchita Alonso
I've never had a problem with age; my feelings and emotions are still like those of a young woman. Thank God, I can still be surprised and excited, and I can still dream. I think that's something no one should stop doing, because it's what keeps you young!
2
Colin Angle
I grew up mostly in Schenectady, N.Y. From an early age, building and creating things was a real passion for me.
3
David Axelrod
But we are not going to stand by and go back to allowing people with preexisting conditions to be discriminated against, go back to the situation where people can be thrown off their insurance simply because they become seriously ill or you can't get on your parents' insurance after the age of 20.
4
Samantha Barks
It's important to be able to keep things fresh, no matter what age you are, or how many years you've been in the industry.
5
Adrian Belew
Age 10. I joined the school marching band as a drummer.
6
A. C. Benson
When you get to my age life seems little more than one long march to and from the lavatory.
7
Cate Blanchett
If you age with somebody, you go through so many roles - you're lovers, friends, enemies, colleagues, strangers; you're brother and sister. That's what intimacy is, if you're with your soulmate.
8
Anne Bradstreet
Youth is the time of getting, middle age of improving, and old age of spending.
9
Iain De Caestecker
My mom was always keen I stayed in school and got good grades, and she was always keen for me to do medicine. I used to go to drama classes when I was younger, and she would always take me. But when I got to an age when I decided it was what I wanted to do, when she accepted it, she had actually been the most supportive person ever.
10
Tommy Douglas
I remember burying a girl fourteen years of age who had died with a ruptured appendix... I buried a good many people that I knew, some of whom I loved.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AGE»

Discover the use of age in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to age and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Gerontology in the Era of the Third Age: Implications and ...
This book serves as a comprehensive discussion about how the emergence of the third age has changed the way we think about and examine traditional frameworks regarding aging issues and the life course.
Dawn C. Carr PhD, Kathrin S. Komp PhD (C), 2011
2
A Secular Age
In what will be a defining book for our time, Taylor takes up the question of what these changes mean, and what, precisely, happens when a society becomes one in which faith is only one human possibility among others.
Charles TAYLOR, Charles Taylor, 2009
3
Aging and Old Age
Discusses the role of older people in American society and the effect they have on the economy
Richard A. Posner, 1995
4
Books in the Digital Age: The Transformation of Academic and ...
Books in the Digital Age will become a standard work on the publishing industry at the beginning of the 21st century.
John B. Thompson, 2005
5
The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological ...
A series of influential essays on the visual arts that were made possible by machines, and the implications for the future of culture.
Walter Benjamin, Michael William Jennings, Brigid Doherty, 2008
6
The Age of Independence: Interracial Unions, Same-sex ...
Michael Rosenfeld offers a new theory of family dynamics to account for the interesting and startling changes in marriage and family composition in the United States in recent years.
Michael J. Rosenfeld, 2007
7
Age Discrimination in Employment
Malcolm Sargeant's Age Discrimination in Employment is an encyclopaedic guide for HR specialists and employment lawyers to the nature of age discrimination in the workplace in a number of countries, along with a discussion of the main ...
Professor Malcolm Sargeant, 2012
8
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of ...
Although Jim Crow laws have been wiped off the books, an astounding percentage of the African American community remains trapped in a subordinate status - much like their grandparents before them.
Michelle Alexander, 2010
9
Image Ethics in the Digital Age
'Image Ethics in the Digital Age' brings together leading experts in the fields of journalism, media studies, & law to address the challenges presented by new technology & assess the implications for personal & societal values & behavior.
Larry P. Gross, John Stuart Katz, Jay Ruby, 2003
10
The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of ...
"Braudel's Mediterranean is a tour de force, one of the classics of this century's historical writing."--Charles Tilly, author of "As Sociology Meets History"
Fernand Braudel, 1995

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AGE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term age is used in the context of the following news items.
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I was locked up on Nauru at the age of 10: Child of Hope short film …
At 10, Mohammad Al Baqiri fled Afghanistan and the Taliban and came to Australia by boat with his brother and cousins. He spent three years ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Keep dancing: the ballet stars leaping through the age barrier
However, it wasn't just an appetite for artistic challenge that caused Whelan to leave ballet, it was also – inevitably – her age. She'd continued ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
3
Yuval Noah Harari: The age of the cyborg has begun – and the …
Yuval Harari, the author of the international bestseller Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. Photograph: Antonio Zazueta Olmos for the ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
4
From the archive, 6 July 1935: Chasing a tan in the New Bronze Age
The “fair shes” no longer wish to be fair and cultivate the cool protection of the lime; they are addicts of the New Bronze Age and wish only to ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
5
Personal Health In The Digital Age
We live in the digital age. You know that already. Two out of three Americans are now smartphone owners, and more than 86 percent of the ... «TechCrunch, Jul 15»
6
Burt's Bees co-founder Burt Shavitz dies at age 80
Burt died at the age of 80, according to a public post from Burt's ... and eventually settling down in rural Maine, died Sunday at the age of 80. «Bangor Daily News, Jul 15»
7
Newport hopes Cliff Walk smoking ban reduces litter
... applies to the 3½-mile public walkway that runs between the Atlantic Ocean and some of the city's most spectacular Gilded Age mansions. «Boston Globe, Jul 15»
8
Senior speed dating courts love at any age
One man wrings his hands. The woman seated across from him twists her wedding band. Wanda Moore looks around a dark-wood-walled ... «Kansas City Star, Jul 15»
9
Diana Douglas dead: Actress and mother of Michael Douglas dies …
Diana Douglas dead: Actress and mother of Michael Douglas dies age 92. The actress was the first wife of Kirk Douglas and the mother of ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
10
College-age residents make presence known in Moline Centre
With hundreds of young professionals using Moline as their home address, Moline Centre is experiencing a new energy and liveliness, ... «Quad City Times, Jul 15»

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