- 1[intransitive] to become older As he aged, his memory got worse. The population is aging (= more people are living longer).
- 2[transitive] to make somebody/something look, feel or seem older age somebody The shock has aged her. age something Exposure to the sun ages the skin. These photos have been artificially aged.
- 3[intransitive, transitive] to develop in flavour over a period of time; to allow something to do this synonym mature The cheese is left to age for at least a year. age something The wine is aged in oak casks. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French, based on Latin aetas, aetat-, from aevum
BrE BrE//eɪdʒ//; NAmE NAmE//eɪdʒ//In British English the present participle can also be spelled ageing.Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they age
BrE BrE//eɪdʒ//; NAmE NAmE//eɪdʒ//he / she / it ages
BrE BrE//ˈeɪdʒɪz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈeɪdʒɪz//past simple aged
BrE BrE//eɪdʒd//; NAmE NAmE//eɪdʒd//past participle aged
BrE BrE//eɪdʒd//; NAmE NAmE//eɪdʒd//-ing form aging
BrE BrE//ˈeɪdʒɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈeɪdʒɪŋ//