age

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈeɪdʒ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/eɪdʒ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(āj)


Inflections of 'age' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
ages
v 3rd person singular
aging
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
ageing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
aged
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
aged
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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age

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [young, middle, old] age
  2. is the [working, drinking, voting, driving, legal] age
  3. is the minimum age to [enter, purchase, drive]
  4. is the minimum age for [driving]
  5. is of an age now (to)
  6. is of an age where he can [decide for himself, hear the truth]
  7. has reached an age where he can [decide for himself]
  8. please [enter, write down, indicate] your age
  9. [try to, see if you can] guess my age
  10. your age and [name, address, sex]
  11. (reach) the age of consent
  12. come of age
  13. the [story, tale, name] will endure (through) the ages
  14. she took ages (in) [answering, getting ready]
  15. she took ages to [answer]
  16. I haven't seen him for ages
  17. for ages and ages
  18. I haven't seen her for an age
  19. what is your age?
  20. what age are you?
  21. they are a similar age
  22. is just the right age to [start working, learn about sex]
  23. a [tree, mummy, coin] of unknown age
  24. the [Stone, Iron, Bronze] Age
  25. stuck in the [Middle, Dark] Ages
  26. has [endured, survived, changed] through the ages
  27. throughout the ages
  28. an age of [enlightenment, war, progress]
n as adj
  1. part of your (own) age group
  2. fits into the age range
  3. [above, below] the age limit (for)
  4. is a [big, large, considerable] age [gap, difference]
  5. is (not) age-appropriate
v
  1. aging [gracefully, peacefully, gradually]
  2. aged [a lot, rapidly, overnight, considerably]
  3. has aged [a lot] since [the last time, then]
  4. aged over [the years, her life]
  5. age (the) [cheese, wine, whiskey]
  6. the whiskey is aged in (oak) barrels
  7. the [cheese] is aged [for, until, by]
  8. aged for [tenderness, flavor, quality, three months]
  9. aged to perfection
  10. [fear, cancer, loneliness] (had) aged her
  11. aged by (the) [fear]
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