• Noun: how long something has existed; example: "it was replaced because of its age"
• Noun: an era of history having some distinctive feature; example: "we live in a litigious age"
• Noun: a time in life (usually defined in years) at which some particular qualification or power arises; examples: "she was now of school age", "tall for his eld"
• Noun: a late time of life; examples: "old age is not for sissies", "he's showing his years", "age hasn't slowed him down at all", "a beard white with eld", "on the brink of geezerhood"
• Noun: a prolonged period of time; examples: "we've known each other for ages", "I haven't been there for years and years"
• Verb: begin to seem older; get older; example: "The death of his wife caused him to age fast"
• Verb: grow old or older; examples: "She aged gracefully", "we age every day--what a depressing thought!", "Young men senesce"
• Verb: make older; example: "The death of his child aged him tremendously"
Every age has its own poetry; in every age the circumstances of history choose a nation, a race, a class to take up the torch by creating situations that can be expressed or transcended only through poetry.