from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Chiefly British Variant of aging.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of age.
  • n. The process of becoming older or more mature.
  • n. The deliberate act of making something (such as an antique) appear older than it is.
  • n. Becoming senescent; accumulating damage to macromolecules, cells, tissues and organs with the passage of time.
  • adj. Becoming elderly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. having lived for a relatively long (or a specified) time; not young; -- used especially of persons. Opposite of young.
  • n. same as aging.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See aging.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. acquiring desirable qualities by being left undisturbed for some time
  • adj. growing old
  • n. the organic process of growing older and showing the effects of increasing age


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