Adjective "aging" definition and examples

(Aging may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/eɪdʒ/

Definitions and examples

noun

The length of time that a person has lived or a thing has existed.
  1. 'he must be nearly 40 years of age'
  2. 'Imagine you're over 60 years of age and a squatter living in the largest slum in Kenya.'
  3. 'Workers under 50 years of age can expect to live well into their eighties.'
  4. 'Dr Baig had many patients of varying ages who lived on their own and were suffering some form of depression, mainly from the lack of human interaction.'
  5. 'Three hundred people of all ages attended a birthday service in York Minster.'
  6. 'She moved to 88 Park Row when she was one year of age, and lived there until she was married in 1984.'
  7. 'Membership is open to girls between the ages of seven and ten.'
  8. 'Enthusiastic young people between the ages of 12 and 18 are invited to apply for the classes which take place on a two hour basis on Saturdays.'
  9. 'The supervisors were from 33 to 47 years of age.'
  10. 'At seventeen years of age and a senior at High School in Boston he was outstanding.'
  11. 'For children, symptoms may be present between the ages of 2 to 4 years of age while presentation of symptoms occurs at start of school.'
  12. 'Currently arrangements are being made for admission to the local primary school for those of school going ages and hopefully free transport will be arranged.'
  13. 'A large crowd, various ages and nationalities, circled a cement stage, writing messages with chalk provided.'
  14. 'The children are separated into several classes according to their ages before they are enrolled into primary school.'
  15. 'Every British citizen, of every age, has the right to voice their opinions and be heard by decision-makers.'
  16. 'Her classes are suitable for people of any age and ability.'
  17. 'Astrella Celeste has been performing on stage with her father from a young age and in her own right.'
  18. 'He and his friend Tobias Seeger needed only a few seconds to name the three girls their age who still live in town.'
  19. 'Taking seven kids at different ages and stages to Disney World all at once!'
  20. 'At one stage he decided to show his friends of his own age that he could fire an arrow.'
  21. 'They covered all ages, from primary school pupils to pensioners.'
  22. 'It's high school students, the elderly, and all the ages in between.'
  23. 'The aim here is to restore the hormones that decline with age to their youthful levels.'
  24. 'Even the really basic stuff like why does red wine get better with age and white wine worse?'
  25. 'If anything the sheer poignancy and compelling simplicity of this vision of our existence deepens with age.'
  26. 'Give him his due though, his voice improves with age and Young is possibly one of the country's finest soul singers of the classic mould.'
  27. 'I suggest it's probably bad for your career to be too up-front about age because people are so stupid about it.'
  28. 'Like a good wine, road racer Ian continues to improve with age.'
  29. 'Although it is the case that on average these abilities will go down with age, some people within the groups stay the same or even get a bit better.'
  30. 'But the car shows its age with a distinct lack of storage space and frustratingly fiddly stereo controls.'
  31. 'Moreover, age will not improve what was sub-standard to start with.'
  32. 'The acting, unlike the cheese it so resembles, has not improved with age.'
  33. 'The drug agency suggested that implants might be like cars or tires, which wear out with age.'
  34. 'These are delicate, feminine and subtle wines, which are designed to improve with age.'
  35. 'The cup final was a clash of age and experience against youth and strong will.'
  36. 'Carlin, by the way, is a rock god, a true legend who just keeps getting better and better with age.'
  37. 'Well, seminar after seminar makes the point that bad news doesn't get better with age.'
  38. 'Do you simply have to wait for time to take its toll, for age to get him out of office?'
A distinct period of history.
  1. 'We live in an age in which laws, rules, regulations, charters, policies and practices intrude on every aspect of our lives.'
  2. 'In the age of television and the Internet, we are not returning to the preliterate, but descending into the postliterate.'
  3. 'Fraser claims to hate ‘the modern world’ and would doubtless prefer to have lived in the Victorian age.'
  4. 'This is the age where the television performs the role of a baby-sitter, than a means of entertainment.'
  5. 'Raising the club's profile in this media-dominated age is of vital importance to club's like York City.'
  6. 'His writings are also a major source for the social history of his age.'
  7. 'Indeed, I believe its popularity is an important feature of the intellectual history of the present age.'
  8. 'We live in an age when attention deficit disorder is rife amongst adults and children alike and brevity is a prized quality.'
  9. 'As any school text will tell you, this was primarily an age of invention and rapid material progress.'
  10. 'He would have been remarkable in any age, in the age in which he lived, he is utterly amazing.'
  11. 'However, there seems to be a marked age gap between the Cretaceous ages and onset of rifting in the Eocene.'
  12. 'It happened 252 million years ago, at the boundary of the Permian and Triassic geological ages.'
  13. 'All other ages, epochs, and eras are represented by natural evolutionary and geological phenomena.'
  14. 'Finally after what seemed like ages we had our drinks and were sitting outside.'
  15. 'I was reading WIRED for the first time in ages the other day, and found myself getting annoyed all over again at the breathless prose they use in their articles.'
  16. 'The French Connection hasn't been on television for ages.'
  17. 'I promise I won't write about television for ages.'

verb

Grow old or older.
  1. 'As Florida's answer to punk rock closes in on a decade of making music, their fan base may be growing, but it doesn't seem to be aging.'
  2. 'What happens as she ages and her voice grows out of the girlishness it can't get away from, deepens into a woman's voice expressing a woman's soul.'
  3. 'Populations are aging and the need for an augmented labour force is growing.'
  4. 'And you will age in the same neighbourhoods; and you will grow grey in these same houses.'
  5. 'Although we cannot stop aging, we can certainly stop growing old.'
  6. 'You have Baby Boomers aging, a lot of them tremendous health care bills.'
  7. 'As he aged, Kantanos had grown more accustomed to his way of life, had accepted it.'
  8. 'Her cat is slowly aging and requires a lot of care.'
  9. 'Paramilitary bosses were ageing and their members grown rich on cross-border smuggling, robbery and money laundering.'
  10. 'I've been looking at some pictures of when I first came and I've aged an awful lot.'
  11. 'We are all going to age, but why allow ourselves to age faster than need be?'
  12. 'As my mother aged she grew more and more scattered and frustrating in a number of ways.'
  13. 'I think they've aged in a lot of ways, but I don't think their essential character has changed.'
  14. 'he even tried ageing the painting with a spoonful of coffee'
  15. 'As for domesticity, it ages one rapidly, and distracts one's mind from higher things.'
  16. 'I wished that I had aged the paper first by soaking in tea, as I usually do.'
  17. 'Mrs. G. said that it was the sudden losses, not the passing years, that had aged her unexpectedly.'
  18. 'Dark lipstick ages you, it's true, but when you are 20 you want to look older than your age.'
  19. no object 'the wine ages in open vats or casks'
  20. 'The culturing process continues as the mild cheddar is allowed to age for about two months.'
  21. 'If good wines need time to age properly, the same could said of speeches.'
  22. 'Spirit labelled ‘brandy’ must be distilled from wine made from the fermentation of grapes and by law has to be aged for a minimum of three years in oak barrels.'
  23. 'Quality Vouvray, either dry or sweet, demands to be aged.'
  24. 'Of course, now comes the hard part, the one in which you have to wait and let the jars rest, allowing them to age on a shelf in the cool cellar.'
  25. 'The merchants then aged the wine, bottled and sold it around the world often featuring the merchant's name prominently.'
  26. 'The wine is aged for 3 years, with at least two years in oak barrels before release.'
  27. 'The taste is unique with a charcoal mellowed flavour that contains influences from the barrel it was aged in with hints of caramel, vanilla, and oak.'
  28. 'For if you allow these beauties to age, even if only for a minute, they will lose their sharpness, their appeal and their zest.'
  29. 'Madeira is the only wine in the world where heat is deliberately applied to age the wine artificially.'
  30. 'we didn't have a clue how to age these animals'
  31. 'The fish are aged by identifying and counting the number of annulus found on a fish scale.'
  32. 'Cubs were aged when they were first seen, when their age could be estimated to within an accuracy of 1 month.'

More definitions

1. the length of time during which a being or thing has existed; length of life or existence to the time spoken of or referred to: trees of unknown age; His age is 20 years.

2. a period of human life, measured by years from birth, usually marked by a certain stage or degree of mental or physical development and involving legal responsibility and capacity: the age of discretion; the age of consent; The state raised the drinking age from 18 to 21 years.

3. the particular period of li

More examples(as adjective)

"populations can be aging."

"fleets can be aging."

"systems can be aging."

"societies can be aging."

"processes can be aging."

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Origin

(age)Middle English: from Old French, based on Latin aetas, aetat-, from aevum ‘age, era’.

Phrase

act (or be) one's age
come of age
of an age
through the ages