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age

noun /eidʒ/
the amount of time during which a person or thing has existed
das Alter
He went to school at the age of six (years) What age is she?
(often with capital) a particular period of time
das Zeitalter
This machine was the wonder of the age the Middle Ages.
the quality of being old
das Alter
This wine will improve with age With the wisdom of age, he regretted the mistakes he had made in his youth.
(usually in plural) a very long time
die Ewigkeit(en)
We’ve been waiting (for) ages for a bus.
aged adjective /ˈeidʒid/ old
alt
an aged man.
/eidʒd/ of the age of
…Jahre alt
a child aged five.
ageless adjective never growing old or never looking older
zeitlos
The sculpture has an ageless beauty.
age-old adjective done, known etc for a very long time
uralt
an age-old custom.
the aged /ˈeidʒid/ old people
alte Menschen, die Alten
Tim works for a charity that helps the aged.
(come) of age (to become) old enough to be considered legally an adult (eg in Britain aged eighteen or over).
volljährig (werden)
When he comes of age, he’s going to get married.
(Definition of age from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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