General words for age and describing someone's age - synonyms or related words
the number of years that someone has lived
the number of years that something has existed
the time of life when you are allowed by law to do something
the time of life when it is possible or typical for people to do something
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
when someone is a particular age
someone alive at the same time as a particular event or person
used for talking about the age of someone or something
used for saying that someone is not as young as other people
someone who is of the same age as another person
less than a particular amount, or younger than a particular age
informal above a particular amount, or older than a particular age
used for talking about age
a 3-year-old/10-month-old etc.
someone who has been alive for 3 years/10 months etc.
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 forties
aged between 40 and 49
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 wrong side of something
informal if someone is on the wrong side of forty, fifty, etc., they are older than forty, fifty, etc.