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General words for age and describing someone's age

age

noun

the number of years that someone has lived

age

noun

the number of years that something has existed

age

noun

the time of life when you are allowed by law to do something

age

noun

the time of life when it is possible or typical for people to do something

age

verb

to become older

age bracket

noun

the range between two particular ages

aged

adjective

someone who is aged 18, 35, 70, etc. is 18, 35, 70, etc. years old

age gap

noun

the difference in age between two people

at

preposition

when someone is a particular age

contemporary

noun

someone alive at the same time as a particular event or person

old

adjective

used for talking about the age of someone or something

old

adjective

used for saying that someone is not as young as other people

peer

noun

someone who is of the same age as another person

under

adverb, preposition

less than a particular amount, or younger than a particular age

up

adjective, adverb, preposition

above a particular amount, or older than a particular age

year

noun

used for talking about age

agelessness

noun

a 3-year-old/10-month-old etc.

someone who has been alive for 3 years/10 months etc.

be pushing thirty/forty/fifty etc.

to be nearly a particular age

be 5 years/10 months etc. old

to have been alive, or to have existed for, 5 years/10 months etc.

be two/three etc. years someone’s senior

to be two/three etc. years older than someone

if someone’s a day

used for saying that someone is at least as old as the age you are mentioning

in your eighties

aged between 80 and 89

in your forties

aged between 40 and 49

in your middle 30s/40s etc.

around 35/45 etc. in age

in your seventies

aged between 70 and 79

old enough to be someone’s mother/father

much older than a particular person. This phrase is usually used for talking about two people who are having a romantic relationship.

(on) the right/wrong side of 40/50 etc.

younger or older than 40/50 etc.

on the wrong side of something

if someone is on the wrong side of forty, fifty, etc., they are older than forty, fifty, etc.

years of age

used for talking about someone’s age

infobesity

the condition of continually consuming large amounts of information, especially when this has a negative effect on a person's well-being and ability to concentrate

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