- 1 c and u (of person, animal, thing) edad (feminine) what age was she when she died? ¿qué edad or cuántos años tenía cuando murió? what is the age of this house? ¿de cuándo or 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 or a los 17 años from an early age desde pequeño, desde temprana edad [literary/literario] at my age a mi edad, con mis años at your/that age a tu/esa edad when you're my age cuando tengas mi edad or 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 or 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 she's not of an age to remember the war no tiene edad como para acordarse de la guerra they're of an age son de or tienen la misma edad to live to a ripe old age vivir muchos años he's starting to look his age se le están empezando a notar los años to act o be one's age it's time he acted his age ya es hora de que siente cabeza or de que empiece a actuar con madurez come on, be your age ¡vamos, no seas infantil! age limit límite (masculine) de edadMore example sentences
- 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 club aims to provide entertainment for teenagers between the ages of 15 to 18 years in a fun and supervised environment.
- On Tuesday next all children between the ages of 6 and 9 are invited to come along and take part.
- 2 2.1 uncountable/no numerable (maturity) to be of age ser* mayor de edad to come of age llegar* a la mayoría de edad to be under age ser* menor de edad 2.2 uncountable/no numerable (old age) the wisdom of age la sabiduría que dan los años
- 3 countable/numerable 3.1 (epoch, period) era (feminine) the Elizabethan/atomic age la era isabelina/atómica down o through the ages a través de los tiempos 3.2 (long time) [colloquial/familiar] I've been waiting ages o an age llevo siglos or un siglo esperando [colloquial/familiar] I haven't seen her for ages hace siglos que no la veo [colloquial/familiar]More example sentences
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- Some of the stage crew at Stratford who've been there for ages have said how my voice is just like my father's.
- 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.
- The French Connection hasn't been on television for ages.
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- Human history can be divided into two distinct ages - the geocentric and the heliocentric.
- We face the Brown era in fiction and a dark age for popular history.
- So what we see is not a story of the past, but today's stories set against the previous age or period.
- However, there seems to be a marked age gap between the Cretaceous ages and onset of rifting in the Eocene.
- It happened 252 million years ago, at the boundary of the Permian and Triassic geological ages.
- However, a range of volcanic ages from Lower Cambrian to Early Devonian is suggested on biostratrigraphic grounds.
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (present participle/participio presente aging or , ageing past participle of/participio pasado de, aged /eɪdʒd/)
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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.