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age

I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
act your age (=used to tell someone to behave in a more adult way, suitable for someone of their age)
age bracket
▪ single people in the 40–50 age bracket
age discrimination
▪ Age discrimination disadvantages older workers.
age discrimination
age group
▪ a book for children in the 12–14 age group
age limit
▪ The upper age limit for entrants was set at 25.
age of consent
age range
▪ young people in the 15–18 age range
ageing population (=with more old people than before)
▪ Europe’s ageing population
an age gap (=a difference in age between two people)
▪ Despite the age gap, they became good friends.
an age group
▪ Older people are being affected by the economic downturn more than other age groups.
an age limit
▪ The lower age limit for entering the Royal Marines is sixteen.
an age restriction
▪ Employers can no longer place age restrictions on applicants.
an ageing population (=gradually becoming older on average)
▪ The rapidly ageing population will put a strain on the country's health care system.
an old age pension
▪ State old age pensions were introduced in 1908.
approach middle age (=be almost middle-aged)
▪ a stocky, balding man who was approaching middle age
at the ripe old age of
▪ She was put in charge at the ripe old age of twenty-nine.
average age
▪ The age of the candidates ranged from 29 to 49 with an average age of 37.
be under age (=be too young to legally drink, have sex etc)
be well into middle age (=be obviously middle-aged, probably at least 50)
▪ Most of the people there were well into middle age.
Bronze Age
coming of age
Dark Ages
▪ Ed is stuck in the Dark Ages when it comes to his attitudes towards women.
die aged 35/50 etc
▪ Her father died aged 84.
early middle age (=around age 40)
▪ Two women in early middle age sat next to him.
golden age
▪ the golden age of radio
Ice Age
impressionable age
▪ The kids are at an impressionable age.
improve with age (=get better as they get older)
▪ Many wines improve with age.
in the ... age bracket
▪ single people in the 40–50 age bracket
in the ... age group
▪ a book for children in the 12–14 age group
in the ... age range
▪ young people in the 15–18 age range
Iron Age
late middle age (=around age 60)
▪ a well-dressed man in late middle age
live to a ripe old age
▪ Eat less and exercise more if you want to live to a ripe old age.
live to (be) 80/90 etc/live to the age of 80/90 etc
▪ My grandmother lived to 85.
▪ She lived to the age of 79.
mature for...age
▪ Laura is very mature for her age.
mental age
▪ a 25-year-old man with a mental age of seven
Middle Ages
New Age traveller
New Age
New Age
▪ the New Age movement
old age pension
old age pensioner
old age
▪ You need to start putting money away for your old age.
pension age (=the age when you can get a pension)
▪ Most men stayed in their jobs until pension age.
pensionable age
▪ 36% of the population were of pensionable age.
range in age/size/price etc
▪ The shoes range in price from $25 to $100.
reach an age
▪ The payments will be made until the child reaches college age.
reach middle age (=be middle-aged)
▪ You need to start saving for retirement before you reach middle age.
retirement age
▪ Sixty-five was the normal retirement age for men.
school age
▪ children below school age
statutory age
▪ She’s below the statutory age for school attendance.
Stone Age
▪ Stone Age weapons
take (sb) ages/foreverinformal
▪ It took me ages to find a present for Dad.
the age of consent (=the age at which someone can legally marry or have sex)
▪ She was fifteen, under the age of consent, when she became pregnant.
the modern age/era/period (=now, rather than in the past)
▪ In the modern age, television is the main means of mass communication.
upper age limit
▪ The upper age limit for entrants was set at 25.
wait agesinformal esp BrE (= wait a long time)
▪ I had to wait ages for a bus.
young for her age
▪ Val is incredibly young for her age.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
average
▪ The average age in the new chamber will be 15 years younger than in the outgoing body, with many fewer clerics.
▪ That seemed odd in a city where the average age in 1990 was about 32.
▪ The average age of the senators is just under 70.
▪ The average age at which women marry rose from 24. 7 in 1975 to 26. 2 in 1994.
▪ For many staff, whose average age is below 30, the slump is a new experience.
▪ The average age of entering students was fourteen, and the usual level of preparation was correspondingly low.
▪ Their average age was about twenty-five.
▪ The average age of nurses is now over 45.
dark
▪ No more Tube, no more of your favourite bands on the telly, another dark age as regards the media.
▪ But now a dark age was about to begin.
▪ The dark ages to come will endure not twelve, but thirty thousand years.
▪ The wood was faded and weather-worn, the thatch still thick but dark with age.
▪ We must recover that dark age if we wish to understand our archaic fears and to rationalize them.
▪ The stones of the church are dark with age and the roof has long since gone.
▪ Different to Lefortovo, back in the dark ages from the second floor of the hospital block at Vladimir.
different
▪ It was a little different from the age I had given to my employers!
▪ The research shows that kids are uniquely vulnerable at different ages.
▪ Although I am 40 and from a different age group, I actually enjoy his company in the dressing room.
▪ If one is to study the aging process, one would presumably want to examine persons from different age groupings.
▪ Similarly, increased odds ratios were found for different age strata.
▪ The worry is different ages and different needs won't mix.
▪ But as parents, we should 233 smile to ourselves when children of different ages play together.
early
▪ Women learn at an early age that most men do not like angry women living in the same house.
▪ Beginning at an early age, children need to begin to move tO independence.
▪ Mentally handicapped children should be given the opportunity of mixing with other children from an early age.
▪ With the need for international cooperation more urgent than ever, there were still as many frontiers as in any earlier age.
▪ Did you start painting at an early age?
▪ He must have had immense courage because so much was required of him at such an early age.
▪ I have strong memories of feeling different from a very early age.
▪ Both Maddy and Patrick were professionally successful at an early age, secure, and surrounded by helpful family.
golden
▪ In some ways it was a golden age.
▪ Instead of realizing that neo-realism was a beginning, they assumed it was an end, a golden age.
▪ A golden age, they said.
▪ An article by Mitchell about the golden age of criticism.
▪ He argues that, just as Antwerp's golden age depended on openness, so will its future.
▪ Others see a new golden age of business and technology that will lift the market to unimagined heights.
▪ Athens is in the middle of her golden age.
▪ She asked us to go back to the golden age of Callaghan.
middle
▪ He also had a disinterested fascination with the records of the middle ages, especially those of the west country.
▪ Most seemed to be in caustic middle age, faces blank or scowling.
▪ In middle age he was offered a job with the management of the factory and he took it.
▪ She was twenty-three and simply too young to comprehend the feelings of middle age - let alone those of a middle-aged Prince.
▪ But in terms of years of potential life lost, the biggest killer is lung cancer, which usually strikes in middle age.
▪ For them new chances opened up in late middle age as their children left home.
▪ For those men and women who live into middle age, pain, disease and poverty are the norm rather than the exception.
minimum
▪ Loan secured by endowment mortgage, minimum age 20 years.
▪ Here Congress has offered relatively mild encouragement to the States to enact higher minimum drinking ages than they would otherwise choose.
▪ The course is open to people of all nationalities and religious affiliations, and the minimum age is 15 years.
▪ The nationwide minimum age of 18 to buy cigarettes and chewing tobacco remains in force.
▪ Another 21 of the 38 death-penalty states either have a minimum age of 16 or no minimum.
▪ Notes Minimum age 15 years unless on a Youth Training Scheme.
▪ More children than before are now acquiring a formal education beyond the minimum school-leaving age.
old
▪ The percentage of the older age groups who are female has increased since the beginning of this century.
▪ So it seemed Meurent lived to a ripe old age.
▪ He had impeccable manners that somehow always reminded you of an older, bygone age.
▪ The force of the principle of yang predominates in youth; that of yin, later, and increasingly in old age.
▪ Rhythms in old age With increasing age, our daily rhythms begin to change.
▪ Meat did not have a place in the diet, except in old age.
▪ In our old age we have found a more or less peaceful form of co-existence.
▪ Charles Booth argued, probably correctly, that old age pensions would encourage children to take in elderly parents.
pensionable
▪ The threshold for childless couples under pensionable age was 57 percent above income support levels.
▪ To qualify for the higher limit, disablement must occur before reaching pensionable age.
▪ All people of pensionable age have a right, under the Supplementary Benefits Act 1966, to a guaranteed income.
▪ By the 1890s civil servants had become obliged to retire on reaching pensionable age.
▪ It applies only to those reaching pensionable age since April 1978 and will not reach full maturity until 1998.
▪ The number of those over pensionable age will be far higher in the next century than it is today.
▪ Raising the pensionable age, however, was not enough to meet the Treasury's requirements.
▪ In 1963 my father died at the age of sixty-one, four years short of his pensionable age.
tender
▪ Dealing with drivers at this tender age obviously sparked an interest in transport which has developed over the years.
▪ At my tender age, I could only look on.
▪ Alongside me was Sam Ratcliffe who, at the tender age of sixteen, had already had quite a bit of publicity.
▪ Tennis players start at a more tender age these days.
▪ He knows how it feels to lose a father at a tender age.
▪ And it has just happened to Kate Moss at the tender age of 18.
young
▪ Consequently, he learned to be self-sufficient at a young age.
▪ It appears that for acute health problems older people are little different, in terms of prevalence, from younger age groups.
▪ While the city is relatively young, age alone provides insufficient explanation.
▪ Subjects - Young people below age 25.
▪ Other justices seemed concerned with the young age of the grade-school children involved.
▪ If the training starts at a young enough age, when the animal is still a puppy, it all comes naturally.
▪ They left me in no doubt that spiritually they had evolved much beyond their young ages.
■ NOUN
discrimination
▪ Arbitrary age discrimination can affect everyone.
▪ Age discrimination and fears of age discrimination are alive and well in the workplace.
▪ There is also evidence that the economic effects of age discrimination are harsher in Britain than other comparable countries.
▪ There is lots of age discrimination in the world of jobs.
▪ In fact, considerable evidence is available which shows that older works face age discrimination in the labour market.
▪ So how did Mrs Price win her case when she was alleging age discrimination.
▪ The city dropped the age limitation just before a law enforcement exemption to federal age discrimination laws expired in 1993.
group
▪ The grade differences in sickness absence were present in all age groups.
▪ We now know the suicides were evenly male and female and from all age groups.
▪ These trends for a reduction in length of stay are not unique to the older age groups.
▪ I was telling my own age group about something worthwhile: bird life and conservation.
▪ In 1981 there were marked differences in the marital status of men and women in the older age groups.
▪ Population data For the calculation of incidences we needed population estimates for five year age groups for each of the years 1963-90.
▪ Fitted bedroom furniture is particularly popular around the 35 years of age group.
▪ Changes in mortality have influenced the marital status composition of the older age groups in Britain over the last century.
ice
▪ Over the last 1.5 million years, our planet has been in the grip of an ice age.
▪ At that time, an ice age was ending, game animals were flourishing, and humans were relatively few.
▪ It is not hard to see how these two phenomena might, as it were, assist an ice age on its way.
▪ An ice age begins slowly, almost imperceptibly, when the average temperature drops by a few degrees.
▪ But ice ages or no, millions of years of erosion will slowly flatten the planetary mineral heaps we call mountains.
▪ Only after the last ice age did modern civilization, such as it is, evolve.
▪ I am actually a mammoth, said Jay, only I survived all your ice ages.
▪ Some are warm and hospitable, while others can be nothing short of an ice age.
limit
▪ At the moment we have under-17s, under-19s and then no age limit.
▪ And so can the age limits.
▪ Val was thirty-eight, and was glad that there was no age limit on the entry for the course.
▪ The previous age limits had stood at 35 for men and 30 for women.
▪ And as time goes by, your staff will likely decrease, for the age limits of call-up will rise.
▪ So let's bring in an under-21 age limit and not discard our youngsters too early.
▪ Job-seekers over those age limits suddenly found they had no hope of getting a civil service job.
pension
▪ Partly as a result of all these changes, the government has announced its intention to equalise the State pension age.
▪ Successive governments, however, have made it clear that any alteration of the state pension ages is unlikely.
▪ Initially the flow out of the labour force and into retirement was concentrated among men within three years of pension age.
▪ Across occupations, pension ages vary arbitrarily and do not show any systematic relationship to individual skills or preferences.
▪ The consequences of an inflexible retirement age fell particularly hard on women as they have a lower pension age.
▪ In 1987, 2.2 million people over pension age are estimated to have had incomes below the level of Income Support.
▪ For example, 20 percent of disabled people over pension age say household cleaning is a particular problem.
▪ The government is to review the state pension age, but there is no one solution that is obviously favoured.
range
▪ The differences were also evident in the age range of primary school pupils.
▪ Internally the school is organized into separate departments, primary and secondary, which between them cover the entire school age range.
▪ She complained to an industrial tribunal alleging discrimination on the basis of the age range specified and she was successful.
▪ The age range is usually 15-44 years, and the woman may have suffered a recent miscarriage or discovered she is infertile.
▪ It contains a number of detailed examples of such work throughout the primary age range.
▪ Defining rigorously what constitutes a clinically significant depressive illness is problematic, regardless of the age range under consideration.
▪ He caters for the full ability and age range.
retirement
▪ In less than a year I would reach retirement age and I had nothing to fall back on.
▪ Both also were of retirement age.
▪ Superintendent Warleigh was not far off retirement age.
▪ After twenty years, he reached retirement age, left his job, and began spending every moment on the case.
▪ The deal struck has been to raise the mandatory retirement age from 60 to 65, starting early in the next century.
▪ The 57-year old executive had said he would resign before the usual retirement age of 60.
▪ We were in an impossible situation; whatever retirement age was chosen, some one would be upset.
▪ But on Tuesday, Kelleher will turn 65, retirement age for most people.
school
▪ The order will terminate when the child ceases to be of compulsory school age or if a care order is made.
▪ Constable McLennan stated that children of primary school age were allowed to cycle on the pavement.
▪ Children of primary school age seem to make only limited use of Creole.
▪ Most of these constant offenders started down the path of crime while still of school age.
▪ A member from the panel of parents of school age will be required to attend each of the meetings.
▪ Approximately 20 percent of elementary school age children were attending 2,000 ordinary schools by 1933.
▪ We must also seize the opportunity presented by the considerable increase in numbers of children, particularly those of school age.
▪ Fortunately, too, he had at least one dauntless and resourceful boy of school age to assist.
■ VERB
die
▪ Simms was married, with a son and four daughters, all of whom died before the age of ten.
▪ Battles over the monetary and literary estate of the Fresno author began as soon as he died of cancer at age 72.
▪ He died at the age of 69 of an unrelated squamous cell carcinoma of the bronchus.
▪ The third plaintiff, Angie Della Vecchia, died last year at age 53.
▪ In many Third World countries as many as three out of five children die before the age of five.
▪ John-Francis worked intensely with the neglected until, suffering from exhaustion, he died at the age of thirty-three.
▪ They had two sons, the elder of whom died at the age of nineteen, and two daughters.
▪ He died in 1891 at age fifty-three.
live
▪ Yet the young are living in an age which over the past year has become dramatically uncertain.
▪ She was born there, she lived there until age 21, and she has made nine documentary films about the country.
▪ She wanted to live with the foster parents she lived with at the age of two.
▪ We live in an age of niche markets, in which customers have become accustomed to high quality and extensive choice.
▪ One important reason for optimism is that we now live in a disinflationary age.
▪ We live in an age of possibility.
▪ Surely, a full life even for some one who lived to the advance age of 92.
▪ You lived to an old age, people trusted you, but you had no children and no spouse.
reach
▪ To qualify for the higher limit, disablement must occur before reaching pensionable age.
▪ Originally they remained priestesses for only five years: that is, until they reached marriageable age.
▪ Retirement relief could not be claimed on disposals before 6 April 1985 unless the individual concerned had reached the age of 60.
▪ The Crown Prince had reached early middle age without marrying.
▪ Should I give up the unequal struggle and wait until I reached the age of 16?
▪ I hate the way old actresses are literally thrown out to sea when they reach a certain age.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
(the) New Age
▪ A publishing company named Lucifer was established in 1922, which distributed the writings to an increasing network of New Age groups.
▪ I mean, you've heard all his New Age stuff about them being soul mates destined for each other.
▪ Johanna likes a lot of New Age music, for instance.
▪ Standard high-tech stuff like ultrasound imaging and the latest hypertension drugs are available along with various New Age prescriptions.
▪ That anecdote, told in Beatrice Hastings' New Age column, seems true to life.
▪ This indicated to her that she was being associated with occult and New Age practitioners, since becoming a registered Aromatherapist.
▪ Yet she is also known for her New Age spiritual writings and teachings about past lives, a higher self and reincarnation.
advanced age/years
▪ As you probably know, Herr Sanders is a gentleman of advanced years, inclined to be a little vague.
▪ At the advanced age of 71, Charles Bronson's wizened features are returning to the big screen.
▪ Male speaker Inevitably at her advanced years, it's difficult for her to overcome.
▪ On my advanced age, I dote.
▪ She addressed her young guest with civilities suitable for a personage of advanced years and uncertain appetite.
▪ Towards the rector he was a polite listener, a concession to the man's advanced years and his calling.
▪ When talking about the elderly in this sense we are referring to people in an advanced age group of well over eighty.
advancing years/age
▪ Chances of developing cancer increase with advancing age.
▪ At your age, advancing years and all that.
▪ Joshua hoped that Malone had learnt wisdom with his advancing years.
▪ Of course, I was only displaying the ultimately cliched boomer trait, a tortured denial of my own advancing years.
▪ On her deathbed Mary Leapor reportedly expressed concern for her father's advancing age.
▪ Reasons put forth include his advancing age, the cumulative effect of thousands of hits and the decline of his offensive line.
▪ The association between advancing years and increasing rates of disability is illustrated in Figure 7.
▪ The risk of incapacitation increases with advancing years, and increases more rapidly after the age of 55.
▪ There are clear associations between advancing years and increasing disability, and this is particularly steep among the most elderly.
aged 5/25 etc
▪ Darren, aged 5 years, had been found deliberately passing urine in the corner of his bedroom carpet.
▪ In 1990, 8799 children mainly aged 5 to 11 years were eligible for the study.
▪ It overwhelmingly favours people aged 25 to 35.
▪ Mark, aged 5 years, showed a variety of behaviour problems at home.
▪ More than half of working women are aged 25 to 44; more than seven in 10 are in the labor force.
▪ The dead man, aged 25 to 30, was not named.
▪ They also show absolute declines in the number of working men aged 25 to 44.
at/from an early age
▪ Both Maddy and Patrick were professionally successful at an early age, secure, and surrounded by helpful family.
▪ But what about alteration of brain chemistry at an early age?
▪ Did you start painting at an early age?
▪ I worry about cholesterol, because my father died of a heart attack at an early age.
▪ If you get to know about these things at an early age you lose your shame and shyness.
▪ Robin adds that as a boy he saw both the Graf Zeppelin and R-101, obviously an enthusiast from an early age.
▪ Spong does not advocate marriage at an early age.
▪ Women learn at an early age that most men do not like angry women living in the same house.
bygone age/era/days etc
▪ Bundles of papers and piles of books guarded secrets from a bygone age.
▪ He had impeccable manners that somehow always reminded you of an older, bygone age.
▪ In bygone days the Arms Park had an almost mystical quality for them.
▪ In bygone days, both railroad and stagecoach deposited visitors in nearby Point Reyes Station.
▪ Miss Piggy, Kermit and the rest now come across as symbols of a bygone era.
▪ One of the first examples of a curvilinear glasshouse, it stands as a reminder of bygone eras in Belfast's history.
▪ Since the reprise of coach John Robinson, who brought national championships in a different, bygone era.
▪ They appear now to be products of a bygone age.
childbearing age/years
▪ Four hundred million women of childbearing age weigh less than 45 kilograms-their malnutrition is passed on to their infants.
chronological age
▪ Carrow also suggests that, for children scoring below their chronological age equivalent, the separate subtests can provide useful qualitative information.
▪ If so, chronological age might influence treatment policy.
▪ Test scores can be compared directly with the scores obtained by normal children of the same chronological age.
▪ The same ranging of, or variability in, Piagetian developmental levels is found at any chronological age group.
▪ There has never been a time more conscious of chronological age than our own.
come of age
▪ Britain's adopted children had come of age.
▪ Could 1992 be the year when the environmental revolution really comes of age?
▪ Duroc had had to come of age and replace the older Duroc in the service of Nguyen Seth.
▪ His leap from collector to seller may be the surest sign yet that road-map collecting has come of age.
▪ However, you will come of age in two months.
▪ It must be child development with this goal: that every child be ready for school when that child comes of age.
▪ Morris came of age in the 1850s.
feel your age
▪ You really start to feel you age when you spend time around these kids.
▪ By not feeling my age and by having energy and vigour.
▪ However, she was beginning to feel her age and could not face an argument until it was unavoidable.
▪ Make me feel my age, tell you the truth!
▪ Other times you don't feel your age at all.
▪ The journey was the longest he had ridden for several years and he was feeling his age.
▪ Treat your skin to Empathy and it will never feel its age.
▪ Unfortunately, this is just at the time when a woman is starting to feel her age, so is especially vulnerable.
grand (old) age
▪ But even at the grand old age of 28, he was keen to give it a go.
▪ In 1989 the Society reached the grand old age of 100 years.
▪ The house, despite its grand old age, is welcoming and comfortable.
income/tax/age etc bracket
▪ Dataquest said only 12 percent in this income bracket owned computers.
▪ In addition they estimated the implied income tax brackets associated with each dividend payout level.
▪ It's all to do with the £19,250 tax bracket and engines below 2 litres.
▪ Jack Kemp would have to recommend that tax brackets be compressed to as low as 10 percent to dull their allure.
▪ Name the ethnicity, tax bracket or wardrobe, and they were there in full force.
▪ The key is, does your tax bracket justify buying munis?
▪ Together, that amounts to an annual tax saving of up to £1,000, compared to cars in a higher tax bracket.
▪ Why should you and I be in the same tax bracket as Steve Forbes?
months/weeks/ages yet
▪ But it could be several weeks yet before these children know the fate of their school.
▪ I know it will not be for some months yet, but time passes quickly.
▪ Indeed, it may beaver for many months yet.
▪ It was to last for some months yet.
▪ It will probably be some months yet before we get the final government reaction to our proposals.
▪ Sometimes they took little dancing steps, as their blood responded to rhythms that their descendants would not create for ages yet.
ripe old age
▪ Angie was the orchestra's soloist at the ripe old age of 22.
▪ Da Ponte lived to the ripe old age of 89.
▪ At the ripe old age of 28 he says he can no longer bear the rigours of the game.
▪ Ex-wife Alana demonstrates that she's still out in front in the glamour stakes at the ripe old age of 43.
▪ Inpart this reflects increasing expenditure on state pensions as more and more people live to a ripe old age.
▪ It was not until they levelled out that she thought again about the possibility of living to a ripe old age.
▪ Or I could make serious, long-term changes and hope to live to a ripe old age.
▪ So it seemed Meurent lived to a ripe old age.
▪ There's no escape from that if you want to live to a ripe old age.
▪ Tom had not reached the ripe old age of twenty-nine without discovering quite a few of them.
tender age
▪ Alongside me was Sam Ratcliffe who, at the tender age of sixteen, had already had quite a bit of publicity.
▪ And it has just happened to Kate Moss at the tender age of 18.
▪ At my tender age, I could only look on.
▪ Dealing with drivers at this tender age obviously sparked an interest in transport which has developed over the years.
▪ He knows how it feels to lose a father at a tender age.
▪ Tennis players start at a more tender age these days.
the Bronze Age
the Dark Ages
the Iron Age
the Middle Ages
the Stone Age
the age of consent
the aged
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Anyone over the age of fourteen has to pay the full fare.
▪ Dewhurst died at the age of seventy-three.
▪ Experts have given different estimates of the age of the painting.
▪ Francis is the same age as I am.
▪ I'm surprised someone of your age didn't know that.
▪ I tried to guess her age but couldn't.
▪ In this age of the Internet, finding a job can be much easier.
▪ Jimmy's very tall for his age.
▪ Many consider the '30s and '40s to be the golden age of Hollywood movies.
▪ Newton lived in an age of exploration and discovery.
▪ She's in her seventies, but very fit for her age.
▪ The amount you pay for license tags and registration depends on the age of the vehicle.
▪ the architecture of the industrial age
▪ The average age of the students here is eighteen.
▪ the Ice Age
▪ The newspapers were brown with age.
▪ Their children's ages range from twelve to seventeen.
▪ These simple tools were used for hunting in the Stone Age.
▪ What's the minimum age for getting a driver's license?
▪ When I was your age I was already working.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ But research suggests there are now 17,000 people under the age of 65 with Alzheimer's in Britain.
▪ For example, under the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, age may be taken into account in certain circumstances.
▪ I am actually a mammoth, said Jay, only I survived all your ice ages.
▪ In many respects Bush is the most spun and spinning politician of the age.
▪ Nella was thirty-two, an age by which if a blonde woman's hair hasn't turned dark, it never will.
▪ One is 7, and one is my age.
▪ The television age has transformed the conventions into presentational exercises from which the unknown and unexpected are ruthlessly excised.
▪ This was far longer than the age of the earth as calculated by the creationists.
II.verb
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
(the) New Age
▪ A publishing company named Lucifer was established in 1922, which distributed the writings to an increasing network of New Age groups.
▪ I mean, you've heard all his New Age stuff about them being soul mates destined for each other.
▪ Johanna likes a lot of New Age music, for instance.
▪ Standard high-tech stuff like ultrasound imaging and the latest hypertension drugs are available along with various New Age prescriptions.
▪ That anecdote, told in Beatrice Hastings' New Age column, seems true to life.
▪ This indicated to her that she was being associated with occult and New Age practitioners, since becoming a registered Aromatherapist.
▪ Yet she is also known for her New Age spiritual writings and teachings about past lives, a higher self and reincarnation.
advanced age/years
▪ As you probably know, Herr Sanders is a gentleman of advanced years, inclined to be a little vague.
▪ At the advanced age of 71, Charles Bronson's wizened features are returning to the big screen.
▪ Male speaker Inevitably at her advanced years, it's difficult for her to overcome.
▪ On my advanced age, I dote.
▪ She addressed her young guest with civilities suitable for a personage of advanced years and uncertain appetite.
▪ Towards the rector he was a polite listener, a concession to the man's advanced years and his calling.
▪ When talking about the elderly in this sense we are referring to people in an advanced age group of well over eighty.
advancing years/age
▪ Chances of developing cancer increase with advancing age.
▪ At your age, advancing years and all that.
▪ Joshua hoped that Malone had learnt wisdom with his advancing years.
▪ Of course, I was only displaying the ultimately cliched boomer trait, a tortured denial of my own advancing years.
▪ On her deathbed Mary Leapor reportedly expressed concern for her father's advancing age.
▪ Reasons put forth include his advancing age, the cumulative effect of thousands of hits and the decline of his offensive line.
▪ The association between advancing years and increasing rates of disability is illustrated in Figure 7.
▪ The risk of incapacitation increases with advancing years, and increases more rapidly after the age of 55.
▪ There are clear associations between advancing years and increasing disability, and this is particularly steep among the most elderly.
aged 5/25 etc
▪ Darren, aged 5 years, had been found deliberately passing urine in the corner of his bedroom carpet.
▪ In 1990, 8799 children mainly aged 5 to 11 years were eligible for the study.
▪ It overwhelmingly favours people aged 25 to 35.
▪ Mark, aged 5 years, showed a variety of behaviour problems at home.
▪ More than half of working women are aged 25 to 44; more than seven in 10 are in the labor force.
▪ The dead man, aged 25 to 30, was not named.
▪ They also show absolute declines in the number of working men aged 25 to 44.
at/from an early age
▪ Both Maddy and Patrick were professionally successful at an early age, secure, and surrounded by helpful family.
▪ But what about alteration of brain chemistry at an early age?
▪ Did you start painting at an early age?
▪ I worry about cholesterol, because my father died of a heart attack at an early age.
▪ If you get to know about these things at an early age you lose your shame and shyness.
▪ Robin adds that as a boy he saw both the Graf Zeppelin and R-101, obviously an enthusiast from an early age.
▪ Spong does not advocate marriage at an early age.
▪ Women learn at an early age that most men do not like angry women living in the same house.
bygone age/era/days etc
▪ Bundles of papers and piles of books guarded secrets from a bygone age.
▪ He had impeccable manners that somehow always reminded you of an older, bygone age.
▪ In bygone days the Arms Park had an almost mystical quality for them.
▪ In bygone days, both railroad and stagecoach deposited visitors in nearby Point Reyes Station.
▪ Miss Piggy, Kermit and the rest now come across as symbols of a bygone era.
▪ One of the first examples of a curvilinear glasshouse, it stands as a reminder of bygone eras in Belfast's history.
▪ Since the reprise of coach John Robinson, who brought national championships in a different, bygone era.
▪ They appear now to be products of a bygone age.
childbearing age/years
▪ Four hundred million women of childbearing age weigh less than 45 kilograms-their malnutrition is passed on to their infants.
chronological age
▪ Carrow also suggests that, for children scoring below their chronological age equivalent, the separate subtests can provide useful qualitative information.
▪ If so, chronological age might influence treatment policy.
▪ Test scores can be compared directly with the scores obtained by normal children of the same chronological age.
▪ The same ranging of, or variability in, Piagetian developmental levels is found at any chronological age group.
▪ There has never been a time more conscious of chronological age than our own.
grand (old) age
▪ But even at the grand old age of 28, he was keen to give it a go.
▪ In 1989 the Society reached the grand old age of 100 years.
▪ The house, despite its grand old age, is welcoming and comfortable.
income/tax/age etc bracket
▪ Dataquest said only 12 percent in this income bracket owned computers.
▪ In addition they estimated the implied income tax brackets associated with each dividend payout level.
▪ It's all to do with the £19,250 tax bracket and engines below 2 litres.
▪ Jack Kemp would have to recommend that tax brackets be compressed to as low as 10 percent to dull their allure.
▪ Name the ethnicity, tax bracket or wardrobe, and they were there in full force.
▪ The key is, does your tax bracket justify buying munis?
▪ Together, that amounts to an annual tax saving of up to £1,000, compared to cars in a higher tax bracket.
▪ Why should you and I be in the same tax bracket as Steve Forbes?
months/weeks/ages yet
▪ But it could be several weeks yet before these children know the fate of their school.
▪ I know it will not be for some months yet, but time passes quickly.
▪ Indeed, it may beaver for many months yet.
▪ It was to last for some months yet.
▪ It will probably be some months yet before we get the final government reaction to our proposals.
▪ Sometimes they took little dancing steps, as their blood responded to rhythms that their descendants would not create for ages yet.
ripe old age
▪ Angie was the orchestra's soloist at the ripe old age of 22.
▪ Da Ponte lived to the ripe old age of 89.
▪ At the ripe old age of 28 he says he can no longer bear the rigours of the game.
▪ Ex-wife Alana demonstrates that she's still out in front in the glamour stakes at the ripe old age of 43.
▪ Inpart this reflects increasing expenditure on state pensions as more and more people live to a ripe old age.
▪ It was not until they levelled out that she thought again about the possibility of living to a ripe old age.
▪ Or I could make serious, long-term changes and hope to live to a ripe old age.
▪ So it seemed Meurent lived to a ripe old age.
▪ There's no escape from that if you want to live to a ripe old age.
▪ Tom had not reached the ripe old age of twenty-nine without discovering quite a few of them.
tender age
▪ Alongside me was Sam Ratcliffe who, at the tender age of sixteen, had already had quite a bit of publicity.
▪ And it has just happened to Kate Moss at the tender age of 18.
▪ At my tender age, I could only look on.
▪ Dealing with drivers at this tender age obviously sparked an interest in transport which has developed over the years.
▪ He knows how it feels to lose a father at a tender age.
▪ Tennis players start at a more tender age these days.
the Bronze Age
the Dark Ages
the Iron Age
the Middle Ages
the Stone Age
the age of consent
the aged
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ After his wife's death, Wilfred seemed to age quickly.
▪ I couldn't believe how much she had aged.
▪ She noticed for the first time how Frederick had aged.
▪ The scotch is aged for ten years in oak barrels.
▪ Western men tend to age more quickly than Japanese men.
Wikipedia

Âge

is a division of Acid Co., Ltd., a Japanese developer and publisher of adult video games and visual novels. Âge was formerly known as Relic and developed video games for consoles. It gained fame following the release of its 2001 adult visual novel Kimi ga Nozomu Eien. It was founded by Hirohiko Yoshida, Baka Prince Persia, Nanpuureima, Spin Drill, and Carnelian. Âge games are published under the brands Âge, Mirage, and Φâge.

Agé

Agé is a god of the mythology of the Fon people of Africa. He is the son of Mawu-Lisa. Agé is the patron god of hunters, the wilderness, and the animals within it.

Åge

Åge is a masculine Norwegian given name. Notable people with the name include:

  • Åge Aleksandersen (born 1949), Norwegian singer, songwriter and guitarist
  • Åge Danielsen (born 1942), Norwegian civil servant
  • Åge Ellingsen (born 1962), former Norwegian ice hockey defenceman
  • Åge Hadler (born 1944), Norwegian orienteering competitor
  • Åge Hareide (born 1953), Norwegian football coach and former player
  • Åge Hovengen (born 1927), Norwegian politician for the Labour Party
  • Åge Konradsen (born 1954), Norwegian politician for the Conservative Party
  • Åge Korsvold (born 1946), Norwegian businessperson and CEO of Kistefos
  • Åge Lundström (1890–1975), Swedish Air Force general and horse rider
  • Åge Nigardsøy (1954–2008), Norwegian organizational leader and disability rights activist
  • Åge Rønning (1925–1991), Norwegian writer and journalist
  • Åge Ramberg (born 1921), Norwegian politician for the Christian Democratic Party
  • Åge Starheim (born 1946), Norwegian politician for the Progress Party
  • Åge Storhaug (1938–2012), Norwegian gymnast
  • Åge Tovan (born 1947), Norwegian politician for the Labour Party
  • Hans Åge Yndestad (born 1980), Norwegian footballer
  • Jan Åge Fjørtoft (born 1967), former Norwegian footballer
  • Jon Åge Tyldum (born 1968), former Norwegian biathlete
  • Per-Åge Skrøder (born 1978), Norwegian ice hockey player
  • Rolf Åge Berg (born 1957), Norwegian ski jumper who competed from 1984 to 1986
  • Tor Åge Bringsværd (born 1939), author, playwright, editor and translator

Age (model theory)

In model theory, the age of a structure (or model) A is the class of all finitely generated structures that are embeddable in A (i.e. isomorphic to substructures of A). This concept is central in the construction of a Fraïssé limit.

The main point of Fraïssé's construction is to show how one can approximate a structure by its finitely generated substructures. Thus for example the age of any dense linear order without endpoints (DLO), ⟨Q,  < ⟩ is precisely the set of all finite linear orderings, which are distinguished up to isomorphism only by their size. Thus the age of any DLO is countable. This shows in a way that a DLO is a kind of limit of finite linear orderings.

One can easily see that any class K that is an age of some structure satisfies the following two conditions:

Hereditary property: If A ∈ K and B is a finitely generated substructure of A, then B is isomorphic to a structure in K Joint embedding property: If A and B are in K then there is C in K such that both A and B are embeddable in C.

Fraïssé proved the converse result: when K is any non-empty countable set of finitely generated σ-structures (with σ a signature) that has the above two properties, then it is an age of a countable structure.

Furthermore, suppose that K happens to satisfy the following additional property.

Amalgamation property: For any structures A, B and C in K such that A is embeddable in both B and C, there exists D in K to which B and C are both embeddable by embeddings that coincide on the image of A in both structures.

In that case, there is a unique countable structure, up to isomorphism, that has age K and is homogeneous. In this context, Homogeneous means that any isomorphism between two finitely generated substructures can be extended to an automorphism of the whole structure. Again, an example of this situation is the ordered set of rational numbers ⟨Q,  < ⟩. It is the unique (up to isomorphism) homogeneous countable structure whose age is the set of all finite linear orderings. Note that the ordered set of natural numbers ⟨N,  < ⟩ has the same age as a DLO, but it is not homogeneous since if we map {1, 3} to {5, 6}, it would not extend to any automorphism f since there should be an element between f(1) = 5 and f(3) = 6. The same applies to integers.

Age (geology)

A geologic age is a subdivision of geologic time that divides an epoch into smaller parts. A succession of rock strata laid down in a single age on the geologic timescale is a stage.

Age (genus)

Age is a genus of moths belonging to the subfamily Olethreutinae of the family Tortricidae.

Age (journal)

Age is a scientific journal focused on the biology of aging and research on biomedical applications that impact aging. This includes evolutionary biology, biophysics, genetics, genomics, proteomics, molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, endocrinology, immunology, physiology, pharmacology, neuroscience, and psychology. It is an international peer-reviewed monthly and the official journal of the American Aging Association. It is published by Springer Science+Business Media, and the editor-in-Chief is Donald K. Ingram. According to the 2012 Journal Citation Reports, its impact factor is 4.084.

Age (song)

"Age" is a song written and recorded by Jim Croce and his wife Ingrid. The song was first recorded in 1969 on their self-titled album. Jim Croce would record the song again, this time without Ingrid, for his final album I Got a Name in 1973. Jerry Reed's cover of the song was released as a single in 1980 on his tribute album to Croce, and it peaked at thirty-six on the Billboard country chart.

Age (album)

Age is the sixth studio album by The Hidden Cameras.

The lead single "Gay Goth Scene" was released in July, 2013. ]The video for the single was directed by Kai Stänicke, who received the “Short Film Award for Human Rights” at San Marino International Film Festival awards, “Tadgell’s Bluebell Honor Award”, being named “Best Short Film About/For Youth” at the 16th Auburn International Film Festival for Children and Young Adults in Sydney, Australia, and best German short at the International Queer Film Festival Hamburg, Germany.

The cover art work is by Joel Gibb and Paul P. The interior drawing of Chelsea Manning is by G.B. Jones.

The Collaborative International Dictionary

Age

Age \Age\ ([=a]j), n. [OF. aage, eage, F. [^a]ge, fr. L. aetas through a supposed LL. aetaticum. L. aetas is contracted fr. aevitas, fr. aevum lifetime, age; akin to E. aye ever. Cf. Each.]

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

    Mine age is as nothing before thee.
    --Ps. xxxix. 5.

  2. 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?

  3. The latter part of life; an advanced period of life; seniority; state of being old.

    Nor wrong mine age with this indignity.
    --Shak.

  4. One of the stages of life; as, the age of infancy, of youth, etc.
    --Shak.

  5. 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.
    --Abbott.

    Note: In the United States, both males and females are of age when twenty-one years old. Some rights, such as that of voting in elections, are conferred earlier.

  6. 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.
    --Abbott.

  7. A particular period of time in history, as distinguished from others; as, the golden age, the age of Pericles. ``The spirit of the age.''
    --Prescott.

    Truth, in some age or other, will find her witness.
    --Milton.

    Note: Archeological ages are designated as three: The Stone age (the early and the later stone age, called paleolithic and neolithic), the Bronze age, and the Iron age. During the Age of Stone man is supposed to have employed stone for weapons and implements. [1913 Webster] See Augustan, Brazen, Golden, Heroic, Middle.

  8. A great period in the history of the Earth. Note: The geologic ages are as follows:

    1. The Arch[ae]an, including the time when was no life and the time of the earliest and simplest forms of life.

    2. The age of Invertebrates, or the Silurian, when the life on the globe consisted distinctively of invertebrates.

    3. The age of Fishes, or the Devonian, when fishes were the dominant race.

    4. The age of Coal Plants, or Acrogens, or the Carboniferous age.

    5. The Mesozoic or Secondary age, or age of Reptiles, when reptiles prevailed in great numbers and of vast size.

    6. The Tertiary age, or age of Mammals, when the mammalia, or quadrupeds, abounded, and were the dominant race.

    7. The Quaternary age, or age of Man, or the modern era.
      --Dana.

  9. A century; the period of one hundred years.

    Fleury . . . apologizes for these five ages.
    --Hallam.

  10. The people who live at a particular period; hence, a generation. ``Ages yet unborn.''
    --Pope.

    The way which the age follows.
    --J. H. Newman.

    Lo! where the stage, the poor, degraded stage, Holds its warped mirror to a gaping age.
    --C. Sprague.

  11. A long time. [Colloq.] ``He made minutes an age.''
    --Tennyson.

  12. (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.

    Age of a tide, the time from the origin of a tide in the South Pacific Ocean to its arrival at a given place.

    Moon's age, the time that has elapsed since the last preceding conjunction of the sun and moon.

    Note: Age is used to form the first part of many compounds; as, agelasting, age-adorning, age-worn, age-enfeebled, agelong.

    Syn: Time; period; generation; date; era; epoch.

Age

Age \Age\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Aged; p. pr. & vb. n. Aging.] To grow aged; to become old; to show marks of age; as, he grew fat as he aged.

They live one hundred and thirty years, and never age for all that.
--Holland.

I am aging; that is, I have a whitish, or rather a light-colored, hair here and there.
--Landor.

Age

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

Wiktionary

age

n. 1 The whole duration of a being, whether animal, vegetable, or other kind; lifetime. 2 (context uncountable English) That part of the duration of a being or a thing which is between its beginning and any given time; specifically the size of that part. 3 (context uncountable English) The latter part of life; an advanced period of life, eld; seniority; state of being old. 4 (context countable English) One of the stages of life; as, the age of infancy, of youth, etc. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To cause to grow old; to impart the characteristics of age to. 2 (context transitive figuratively English) To postpone an action that would extinguish something, as a debt. 3 (context transitive accounting English) To categorize by age. 4 (context intransitive English) To grow aged; to become old; to show marks of age.

WordNet

age

  1. v. begin to seem older; get older; "The death of his wife caused him to age fast"

  2. grow old or older; "She aged gracefully"; "we age every day--what a depressing thought!"; "Young men senesce" [syn: senesce, get on, mature, maturate]

  3. make older; "The death of his child aged him tremendously" [ant: rejuvenate]

age

  1. n. how long something has existed; "it was replaced because of its age"

  2. an era of history having some distinctive feature; "we live in a litigious age" [syn: historic period]

  3. a time in life (usually defined in years) at which some particular qualification or power arises; "she was now of school age"; "tall for his eld" [syn: eld]

  4. a late time of life; "old age is not for sissies"; "he's showing his years"; "age hasn't slowed him down at all"; "a beard white with eld"; "on the brink of geezerhood" [syn: old age, years, eld, geezerhood]

  5. a prolonged period of time; "we've known each other for ages"; "I haven't been there for years and years" [syn: long time, years]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

age

late 13c., "long but indefinite period in human history," from Old French aage (11c., Modern French âge) "age; life, lifetime, lifespan; maturity," earlier edage, from Vulgar Latin *aetaticum (source of Spanish edad, Italian eta, Portuguese idade "age"), from Latin aetatem (nominative aetas), "period of life, age, lifetime, years," from aevum "lifetime, eternity, age," from PIE root *aiw- "vital force, life, long life, eternity" (see eon). Meaning "time something has lived, particular length or stage of life" is from early 14c. Used especially for "old age" since early 14c. Expelled native eld.

age

"to grow old," late 14c., from age (n.). Meaning "to make old" is early 15c. Related: Aged; aging.

Usage examples of "age".

Mishani would never have believed it possible - not only that Lucia had been allowed to reach eight harvests of age in the first place, but also that the Empress was foolish enough to think the high families would allow an Aberrant to rule Saramyr.

But I have bethought me, that, since I am growing old and past the age of getting children, one of you, my sons, must abide at home to cherish me and your mother, and to lead our carles in war if trouble falleth upon us.

The sailors watched for an age as the troops, some walking, more carried, waded out into the surf and shuffled aboard the French transports.

But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.

An elderly family friend had abused her when she was six, and she had been indecently assaulted in a Gloucester park at the age of thirteen.

Miss A had almost certainly told Graham Letts that she had been abused by her father and her brother at the age of twelve, and she may well have told Rosemary West exactly the same thing during their conversations in Cromwell Street.

Even under the accelerated building schedules produced in wartime, it would have taken ages to put one of those giants together.

Four months after he arrived at Bangkok, at the age of eight, he spoke fluent, accentless Thai.

A short time after his accession, he conferred on his son Diadumenianus, at the age of only ten years, the Imperial title, and the popular name of Antoninus.

Daphne coaxed Rackford into dancing with her, vaguely aware of Acer Loring off to the side, scowling at them right along with her, for he had been enamored of Daphne for ages.

Middle Ages a measure of stability had been achieved between the coinAges of Christendom and the Islamic world, one producing silver, the other gold.

XIV, the Sun King of France, born in 1638, became king in 1643 and achieved his age of majority in 1661.

He struck up an acquaintanceship with the foreman of the toolroom, a man called John Franklin who was about 50 years of age.

Malipiero was a senator, who was unwilling at seventy years of age to attend any more to State affairs, and enjoyed a happy, sumptuous life in his mansion, surrounded every evening by a well-chosen party of ladies who had all known how to make the best of their younger days, and of gentlemen who were always acquainted with the news of the town.

Distracted with the care, not of acquiring, but of preserving an empire, oppressed with age and infirmities, careless of fame, and satiated with power, all his prospects of life were closed.