age 义务阶段1500 全国卷频次:54
n.&v. ages 2 ages 0 ageing or aging 5 aged 10
年龄；时代 & （使）成熟；（使）变老
His brother received a doctor’s degree at the age of twenty-five.
It is wise to have some money put away for old age.
A person’s age no longer tells you anything about his / her social position, marriage or health.
Some stage schools give their children too much professional work at such a young age.
Yet to men of 50,000 years from now, we may seem as primitive (原始的) in our ideas as the Stone-Age hunters do to us.
We live in an age of easy communication.
Now many years have passed since Brownie died of old age.
I thought it would be useful for him to learn Chinese at an early age.
Up to two children under age five may travel free with a paying customer.
While the sun’s rays can age and harm our skin, they also give us beneficial Vitamin D.
Hi, haven’t seen you for ages!
It can be a basket of fun, according to Beth Anaclerio, an Evaston mother of two, ages 4 and 18 months.
I’ve taught people of all ages.
In the Middle Ages, merchants employed “town criers” to read public messages aloud to promote their goods.
The challenge invites, even dares school students between the ages of 5 and 14 to create artwork.
Bridges runs dance classes for all ages.
Men lose an average of 3-4 cm in height as they age, while women may lose 5 cm or more.
My other comment is that the text aged.
at the age of 在…岁
of age 成年
old age 老年；晚年
at one’s age 在…这个年龄(或岁数)
information age 信息时代
years of age 岁；年岁
new age n. 新时代；新世纪
with age 随着年龄的增长；因年久
for one’s age 就其年龄而论
age group 同年龄范围内的人
middle age 中年；中世纪
average age 平均年龄
young age 年轻时代；童年
golden age 黄金时代；鼎盛时期
ice age 冰期；[地]冰河时代
modern age 现代；当代
stone age 石器时代
digital age 数字时代；数字化时代
age structure 年龄构成；年龄分布
retirement age 退休年龄
年齡;時代;老年;長時間v.(使)變老I’m perplexed by the flexible complex index of sex and age.我被靈活複雜的性別與年齡索引迷惑住了.
1. [C, U] the number of years that a person has lived or a thing has existed
He left school at the age of 18.
他 18 岁读完中学。
She needs more friends of her own age.
children from 5–10 years of age
5 至 10 岁的儿童
Young people of all ages go there to meet.
When I was your age I was already married.
He started playing the piano at an early age.
All ages admitted.
Children over the age of 12 must pay full fare.
She was beginning to feel her age (= feel that she was getting old).
He was tall for his age (= taller than you would expect, considering his age).
There’s a big age gap between them (= a big difference in their ages).
ways of calculating the age of the earth
2. [C, U] a particular period of a person’s life
15 is an awkward age.
He died of old age.
⇨ see also third age
3. [C] a particular period of history
the nuclear age
the age of the computer
⇨ see also Bronze Age , Iron Age , New Age , Stone Age
4. [U] the state of being old
Wine improves with age.
The jacket was showing signs of age.
the wisdom that comes with age
5. ages [pl.] (also an age [sing.]) (informal, especially BrE) a very long time
I waited for ages.
It’ll probably take ages to find a parking space.
Carlos left ages ago.
It’s been an age since we’ve seen them.
6. [C] (geology 地) a length of time which is a division of an epoch
▪ 7be / 7act your ‘age
to behave in a way that is suitable for sb of your age and not as though you were much younger
▪ 7come of ‘age
1. when a person comes of age, they reach the age when they have an adult’s legal rights and responsibilities
⇨ see also coming of age
2. if sth comes of age, it reaches the stage of development at which people accept and value it
▪ 7look your ‘age
to seem as old as you really are and not younger or older
▪ 7under ‘age
not legally old enough to do a particular thing
It is illegal to sell cigarettes to children who are under age.
⇨ see also underage
⇨ more at advanced , certain , day , feel v., grand adj., ripe
(ag·ing, aged, aged
HELP In BrE the present participle can also be spelled age·ing.
) 1. [V] to become older
As he aged, his memory got worse.
The population is aging (= more people are living longer).
2. [VN] to make sb / sth look, feel or seem older
The shock has aged her.
Exposure to the sun ages the skin.
3. to develop in flavour over a period of time; to allow sth to do this
SYN mature :
▪ [V] The cheese is left to age for at least a year.
▪ [VN] The wine is aged in oak casks.
(in nouns 构成名词)
1. the action or result of
2. a state or condition of
3. a set or group of
4. an amount of
5. the cost of
6. a place where
age1 /eɪdʒ/ ●●● S1 W1 noun
1 HOW OLD 年龄；年代 [countable, uncountable] the number of years someone has lived or something has existed 年龄；存在时间 → old
Francis is the same age as me.
Experts disagree over the age of the drawings.
Dad retired at the age of 56.
at age 5/18 etc
In Britain, schooling starts at age 5.
4/15 etc years of age (=4,15 etc years old) 4岁/15岁等
She was just over 16 years of age.
at my/your etc age (=when you are as old as me etc) 在我/你等这个年纪
At my age, it’s quite difficult getting up the stairs.
over/under the age of 5/18 etc
people over the age of 65
for his/her etc age (=compared with other people of the same age) 对于他/她等这个年纪来说
She’s tall for her age, isn’t she?
2 LEGAL AGE 法定年龄 [uncountable] the age when you are legally old enough to do something 法定年龄
What’s the minimum age for getting a driver’s license?
You’re not allowed to buy alcohol. You’re under age (=too young by law).
The normal retirement age is 65.
3 PERIOD OF LIFE 人生中的阶段 [countable, uncountable] one of the particular periods of someone’s life 年龄段
When you get to old age, everything seems to take longer.
The early teens are often a difficult age.
4 BEING OLD 年老; 陈旧 [uncountable] the state of being old 年老；陈旧 → youth
High blood pressure increases with age.
Some of the furniture was showing signs of age.
5 PERIOD OF HISTORY 历史阶段 [countable usually singular] a particular period of history 时代，世代 SYN era
We are living in the age of technology.
Molecular biology is pushing medicine into a new age.
→ in this day and age at day(6)► see thesaurus at period
6 ages [plural] (also an age) especially British English informal a long time 长时间
Simon! I haven’t seen you for ages.
That recipe takes ages.
it’s ages since/before/until etc something
It’s ages since we’ve played that game.
7 come of age → New Age1, New Age2
COLLOCATIONS – Meanings 1,2 & 3
age2 ●●○ verb (present participle aging or ageing British English)
1 [intransitive, transitive] to start looking older or to make someone or something look older （使）变老；（使）显老
2 [intransitive] to become older 老化，变陈旧
3 [intransitive, transitive] to improve and develop in taste over a period of time, or to allow food or alcohol to do this （使）成熟，（使）味道变醇厚 SYN mature
Origin age1 (1200-1300) Old French aage, from Vulgar Latin aetaticum, from Latin aetas, from aevum “lifetime, age”
The spelling aging is also used, mainly in American English. 亦拼作aging，主要用于美国英语。
1.N-VAR 可变名词年龄 Your age is the number of years that you have lived.
She has a nephew who is just ten years of age…
At the age of sixteen he qualified for a place at the University of Hamburg…
I admired him for being so confident at his age.
2.N-VAR 可变名词寿命 The age of a thing is the number of years since it was made.
Everything in the room looks in keeping with the age of the building.
3.N-UNCOUNT 不可数名词老年；变老 Age is the state of being old or the process of becoming older.
Perhaps he has grown wiser with age…
The fabric was showing signs of age…
The worst sign of age was in the fabric which looked decidedly ancient.
4.V-ERG 及物/不及物动词（使）变老；（使）显老 When someone ages, or when something ages them, they seem much older and less strong or less alert.
He had always looked so young, but he seemed to have aged in the last few months…
He was only in his mid-thirties, but already worry had aged him.
5.V-ERG 及物/不及物动词（使）变陈；（使）成熟 When food or alcohol is aged or when it ages, it is left to get older before being eaten or drunk, so that it develops a better flavour.
【语法信息】：Also V n
Balsamic vinegar is aged in wood for at least 10 years and the flavour is wonderful…
Whisky loses strength as it ages.
6.N-COUNT 可数名词（一）代；时代；时期 An age is a period in history.
【搭配模式】：usu with supp
…the age of steam and steel.
…items of Bronze Age pottery.
7.N-COUNT 可数名词很长的时间 You can say an age or ages to mean a very long time.
He waited what seemed an age…
The bus took absolutely ages to arrive.
8.See also:aged;ageing;coming of age;dark age;golden age;Ice Age;Iron Age;middle age;Stone Age;
9.PHRASE 短语举止和年龄相称 If someone tells you to act your age, they are telling you to behave in a way that is suitable for someone your age, because they think you are behaving in a childish way.
10.PHRASE 短语成熟；发达 If something comes of age, it reaches an important stage of development and is accepted by a large number of people.
Recycling is an issue that has come of age in Britain in the last decade.
11.PHRASE 短语成年;达到法定年龄 When someone comes of age, they become legally an adult.
The company was to be held in trust for Eddie until he came of age.
12.PHRASE 短语未到合法年龄的;未成年的 Someone who is under age is not legally old enough to do something, for example to buy an alcoholic drink.
【搭配模式】：usu v-link PHR
Because she was under age, her parents were still responsible for her.
…under age smoking.
a : the amount of time during which a person or animal has lived年龄
[count] What is your age? [=how old are you?] 你多大了？
The age of the student was 20. = The student’s age was 20.
Some people are reluctant to reveal their ages.
She died tragically at a young age.
Exercise is good for a man (of) your age.
The treatment depends on the sex and age of the patient.
He joined the company at the age of 35. [=when he was 35 years old] 他35岁时加盟这家公司。
She died at the ripe old age of 90.
You’re too old to behave so foolishly. You should know better at your age. [=a person as old as you are should know better] 你已经长大，不应表现得如此愚蠢。你这个年龄的人应该懂得。
You should learn to act your age. [=to act in a way that is appropriate for a person of your age] 你应该学着稳重点。
She showed remarkable musical talent at/from an early age. [=she showed talent when she was young] 她很小就表现出非凡的音乐天赋。
The movie appeals to people of all ages.
The book is popular among men/women of a certain age. [=men/women who are not young anymore] 这本书广受成年男女的欢迎。
Her age is catching up to her. = She is starting to feel her age. [=she is starting to feel old] 她开始感到岁月不饶人了。
He left home at the tender age of 18. [=when he was only 18 years old] 他年仅18岁就离家在外了。
He learned to paint in his old age. [=when he was old] 他老年时学习绘画。
Our son is small for his age. [=he’s smaller than most children are at his age] 我们儿子的个头长得比大多数同龄孩子要小。
[noncount] Their son needs to spend more time with children his own age.
a group of children ranging in age from 8 to 11
When you’re my age [=when you’re as old as I am] you’ll realize that life isn’t always fair.
She became involved with a man twice her age.
More people now live to extreme old age. [=live to be extremely old]] 现在长寿的人更多了。
The program is for people over/under age 50.
groups of people classified by race and age
The student was 20 years of age. [=was 20 years old] 这个学生当时20岁了。
He joined the company at age 35.
— often used before another noun常用于另一名词前
The movie appeals to people of all age groups.
He was over the age limit. [=he was too old] 他超过了年龄限制。
— see also middle age, old age, school age
b : the amount of time during which a thing has existed存在时间
[count] What is the age of your car?
The car is in good condition for its age. [=considering how old it is] 考虑到它的年头，这车的车况算是不错了。
[noncount] The magazines were sorted by age.
: the time of life when a person does something or becomes legally able to do something法定年龄
[count] The voting age is 18. [=people are allowed to vote when they are 18 years old] 选举的法定年龄是18岁。
He was past the age for military service.
[noncount] Her parents are approaching retirement age.
young people who have not yet reached drinking age
students of college age = college-age students
— see also age of consent
[noncount] a : the passage of time : the process of becoming old or older年老
a tree weakened by age
His skills haven’t diminished with age.
a wine that has improved with age
“Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale her infinite variety.”
Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra (1607)莎士比亚，《安东尼与克莉奥佩特拉》(1607)
b : the condition of being old年老；衰老；老化
from youth to (old) age
The building is showing signs of age.
She died of old age.
[count] : a period of history年代；岁月 — usually singular通常用单数
an airplane that became a symbol of the modern age
a bygone/past age
the great problems of our age
It’s hard to believe that such behavior is still tolerated in this day and age. [=in current times; now] 很难相信在当今这个时代，这样的行为还能够被容忍。
— : a period of time that is associated with a particular thing or person（以某人或某事为代表的）时代
People expect information instantly in this age of the Internet.
the age of Columbus
the machine age
the Age of Discovery
— see also bronze age, dark ages, golden age, ice age, iron age, new age, stone age, gilded age at gild
[count] informal : a long period of time很长一段时间
It’s been an age since we last saw them.
— usually plural通常用复数
It’s been ages since we last saw them. = We haven’t seen them in/for ages. = It was ages ago when we last saw them.
come of age
: to reach the age when you are considered an adult成年；达到法定年龄
He received his full inheritance when he came of age.
— often used figuratively.常用作比喻
She came of age as an artist [=she developed fully as an artist] after she moved to New York.
a political movement that has recently come of age [=has become fully formed and effective] 近期发展成熟的政治运动
in a coon’s age US, informal or in a dog’s age
: in a very long time很久
We haven’t seen them in a coon’s age.
2 age /ˈeɪʤ/ verb
ages; aged; aging or chiefly British ageing
[no object] : to become old or older变老
As he aged he grew more and more bitter.
You haven’t aged a day since I saw you last!
an aging population
a book that has aged well [=a book that is still good or appealing although it is no longer new] 一本经过时间考验的好书
She has aged gracefully. [=she has continued to be healthy and young looking as she has gotten older] 她年纪见长，却风韵犹存。
[+ object] : to cause (someone or something) to become old or to appear to be old（使）变老，显老
His troubles have aged him.
Exposure to the sun has aged her skin.
of food or drink : to be stored for a period of time in order to gain desired qualities（食物或酒经贮存）变陈，熟化
[no object] The wine ages in oak barrels.
[+ object] The wine is aged in oak barrels.
an aged cheese
-age /ɪʤ/ noun suffix
: action, process, or result of表“动作”，“过程”，“结果”
: total amount or collection表“数量”，“集合”
: house or place of表“住处”，“场所”
: state, status, or condition of表“状况”
: fee or charge表“费用”