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Age

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(1):

(n.) 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.

(2):

(n.) A particular period of time in history, as distinguished from others; as, the golden age, the age of Pericles.

(3):

(n.) A century; the period of one hundred years.

(4):

(n.) The latter part of life; an advanced period of life; seniority; state of being old.

(5):

(n.) 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):

(n.) The whole duration of a being, whether animal, vegetable, or other kind; lifetime.

(7):

(n.) A great period in the history of the Earth.

(8):

(n.) The people who live at a particular period; hence, a generation.

(9):

(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.

(10):

(v. i.) To grow aged; to become old; to show marks of age; as, he grew fat as he aged.

(11):

(v. t.) To cause to grow old; to impart the characteristics of age to; as, grief ages us.

(12):

(n.) 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.

(13):

(n.) One of the stages of life; as, the age of infancy, of youth, etc.

(14):

(n.) A long time.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Age'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/a/age.html. 1828.

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