Translation of "age" - English-German dictionary


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

an aged man.

/eidʒd/ of the age of

…Jahre alt
a child aged five.
ageless adjective

never growing old or never looking older

The sculpture has an ageless beauty.
age-old adjective

done, known etc for a very long time

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.

(Translation of “age” from the PASSWORD English–German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)