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

Note: We have 149 other definitions for AGE in our Acronym Attic

AGDLP - AGDO - AGDP - AGDQ - AGDUFA - AGEA - AGEB - AGEC - AGED - AGEH

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word-forming element in nouns of act, process, function, condition, from Old French and French -age, from Late Latin -aticum "belonging to, related to," originally neuter adjectival suffix, from Latin -atus, pp. suffix of verbs of the first conjugation.

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age (āj)n. The length of time that one has existed; duration of life. v.