Translation of age in Spanish:

age

edad, n.

Pronunciation /eɪdʒ//eɪdʒ/

noun

  • 1

    (of person, animal, thing)
    edad feminine
    what age was she when she died? ¿qué edad / cuántos años tenía cuando murió?
    • what is the age of this house? ¿de cuándo / de qué época es esta casa?
    • the children's ages are three, four and six, respectively los niños tienen, respectivamente, tres, cuatro y seis años
    • at the age of 17 a la edad de / a los 17 años
    • from an early age desde pequeño
    • at my age a mi edad
    • at your/that age a tu/esa edad
    • when you're my age cuando tengas mi edad / mis años
    • I have a son your age tengo un hijo de tu edad
    • she's going out with a man twice/half her age sale con un hombre que la dobla en edad / que le dobla la edad/que tiene la mitad de su edad
    • he is six years of age tiene seis años de edad
    • for children of all ages para niños de todas las edades
    • age limit límite de edad
    • None of us of this generation, I know, will be able to live up to the age of 126.
    • The servicemen recorded their age, rank, length of service, and marital status.
    • Workers under 50 years of age can expect to live well into their eighties.
    • On Tuesday next all children between the ages of 6 and 9 are invited to come along and take part.
    • Dr Baig had many patients of varying ages who lived on their own and were suffering some form of depression, mainly from the lack of human interaction.
    • For children, symptoms may be present between the ages of 2 to 4 years of age while presentation of symptoms occurs at start of school.
    • Enthusiastic young people between the ages of 12 and 18 are invited to apply for the classes which take place on a two hour basis on Saturdays.
    • The supervisors were from 33 to 47 years of age.
    • She moved to 88 Park Row when she was one year of age, and lived there until she was married in 1984.
    • Imagine you're over 60 years of age and a squatter living in the largest slum in Kenya.
    • Till the age of five she lived in Kollam, then Quilon, and left for New York with her parents in 1941.
    • At seventeen years of age and a senior at High School in Boston he was outstanding.
    • The children are of varying ages and live as any other family anywhere in the world does.
    • The girl was about fourteen years of age, shoulder length blonde hair and deep green eyes.
    • In all honesty, I don't have many relatives that have lived to ripe old ages apart from my maternal Grandfather.
    • The club aims to provide entertainment for teenagers between the ages of 15 to 18 years in a fun and supervised environment.
    • There were 30 female students and 20 male students whose ages ranged from 9-10 years of age.
    • Only McKinlay survived, living to the age of 95 when he died in Glasgow in 1983.
    • Three hundred people of all ages attended a birthday service in York Minster.
    • Membership is open to girls between the ages of seven and ten.
  • 2

    (old age)
    the wisdom of age la sabiduría que dan los años
  • 3

    • 3.1(epoch, period)

      era feminine
      the Elizabethan/atomic age la era isabelina/atómica
      • This is the age where the television performs the role of a baby-sitter, than a means of entertainment.
      • So what we see is not a story of the past, but today's stories set against the previous age or period.
      • However, a range of volcanic ages from Lower Cambrian to Early Devonian is suggested on biostratrigraphic grounds.
      • His writings are also a major source for the social history of his age.
      • We live in an age in which laws, rules, regulations, charters, policies and practices intrude on every aspect of our lives.
      • The bulk of the sediments on the outer margin are of Eocene to Oligocene age with thin units of younger sediments on top.
      • We live in an age when attention deficit disorder is rife amongst adults and children alike and brevity is a prized quality.
      • All other ages, epochs, and eras are represented by natural evolutionary and geological phenomena.
      • The civil liberties case against ID cards is a feeble one that belongs to a more innocent age.
      • We face the Brown era in fiction and a dark age for popular history.
      • Historical novels can introduce children to how people lived in other ages, even if told with contemporary sensibilities in mind.
      • Human history can be divided into two distinct ages - the geocentric and the heliocentric.
      • In the age of reality, television is increasingly the realm of the amateur.
      • Raising the club's profile in this media-dominated age is of vital importance to club's like York City.
      • During the ages of history human nature has undergone no essential change.
      • In the age of television and the Internet, we are not returning to the preliterate, but descending into the postliterate.
      • Indeed, I believe its popularity is an important feature of the intellectual history of the present age.
      • However, there seems to be a marked age gap between the Cretaceous ages and onset of rifting in the Eocene.
      • The relationship between Aubrey and Maturin doesn't need to be explained by reference to any of the various ages of history.
      • We live, after all, in one of the most conformist ages in history - the age of reason as we like to call it.
      • He would have been remarkable in any age, in the age in which he lived, he is utterly amazing.
      • It happened 252 million years ago, at the boundary of the Permian and Triassic geological ages.
      • As any school text will tell you, this was primarily an age of invention and rapid material progress.
      • Thus perished one of the greatest statesmen of his age and of Dutch history.
      • Fraser claims to hate ‘the modern world’ and would doubtless prefer to have lived in the Victorian age.

    • 3.2informal (long time)

      I've been waiting ages / an age llevo siglos / un siglo esperando informal
      • I haven't seen her for ages hace siglos que no la veo
      • I was reading WIRED for the first time in ages the other day, and found myself getting annoyed all over again at the breathless prose they use in their articles.
      • I'm starting to slip back into my nocturnal, staying up very late self again because I was up ages the other night working on my Physics coursework.
      • Some of the stage crew at Stratford who've been there for ages have said how my voice is just like my father's.
      • I promise I won't write about television for ages.
      • The French Connection hasn't been on television for ages.
      • The infirm and ill were beamed to safe havens ages ago.
      • Finally after what seemed like ages we had our drinks and were sitting outside.
      • You wait ages for a television drama about what it's like to be fortysomething - wait until you're halfway through your 40s, in fact - and then four come along at once.


intransitive verb

  • 1

    (person) envejecer
    (cheese) madurar
    he had aged terribly estaba muy avejentado
    • this wine ages well este vino se conserva muy bien
    • “Movie magic” had aged the paint and metal to make it look antique.
    • Mrs. G. said that it was the sudden losses, not the passing years, that had aged her unexpectedly.
    • It was plenty warm outside, but the shawl would age her appearance even more.
    • I wished that I had aged the paper first by soaking in tea, as I usually do.
    • She's a young woman and I didn't want to get her something that would age her, so I went with the single pearl.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (person) hacer envejecer
    (person) avejentar
    (wine) añejar
    (wine) criar
    • Spirit labelled ‘brandy’ must be distilled from wine made from the fermentation of grapes and by law has to be aged for a minimum of three years in oak barrels.
    • The wine will age, our anger with France will pass, and we'll buy that Burgundy in a few years.
    • The big question, therefore, particularly given the lack of acidity, is whether these wines will age well.
    • Quality Vouvray, either dry or sweet, demands to be aged.
    • And raw-milk cheeses aged more than 60 days are not risk-free either.
    • While this may sound rather unpleasant, it is the tannin which provides the structure of red wines and allows them to age and mature.
    • The taste is unique with a charcoal mellowed flavour that contains influences from the barrel it was aged in with hints of caramel, vanilla, and oak.
    • The merchants then aged the wine, bottled and sold it around the world often featuring the merchant's name prominently.
    • The wine is aged for 3 years, with at least two years in oak barrels before release.
    • Firstly, for a €13 bottle, this was compelling wine that aged and evolved very interestingly over four or five years.
    • It's best to have one that's made with the same material that your wine is aged in.
    • Madeira is the only wine in the world where heat is deliberately applied to age the wine artificially.
    • Time flew, and before long, those good-value wines aged and became almost too good to drink - was there ever an occasion important enough?
    • Of course, now comes the hard part, the one in which you have to wait and let the jars rest, allowing them to age on a shelf in the cool cellar.
    • For three years the wine is aged in new barrels made of hand-split oak staves.
    • The culturing process continues as the mild cheddar is allowed to age for about two months.
    • We bought six bottles then and they have been aging nicely and drinking excellently now.
    • If good wines need time to age properly, the same could said of speeches.
    • For if you allow these beauties to age, even if only for a minute, they will lose their sharpness, their appeal and their zest.
    • Cheeses age at different rates and must be held at constant temperatures to achieve their optimum flavour.