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middle age



  1. the period of life between youth and old age, usually (in man) considered to occur approximately between the ages of 40 and 60

Translations for 'middle age'

  • British English: middle agemiddle-age Middle age is the period in your life when you are no longer young but have not yet become old. Middle age is usually considered to take place between the ages of 40 and 60. NOUNMen tend to put on weight in middle age.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: meia-idade
  • Chinese: 中年
  • European Spanish: madurez
  • French: cinquantaine
  • German: mittleres Lebensalter
  • Italian: mezza età
  • Japanese: 中年
  • Korean: 중년
  • Portuguese: meia-idade
  • Spanish: madurez

Example Sentences Including 'middle age'

Adult height is uniquely able to demonstrate this because, in contrast with other health measures, it varies little until late middle age.
British Medical Journal (2002)
He said, `In middle age , there are dragons which have to be fought.
Gwyneth Lewis SUNBATHING IN THE RAIN (2002)
He used to wonder why his friend Kerry Packer kept working so relentlessly into middle age.
Misc (1995)
He, too, had begun to thicken as middle age wrapped itself round him, but he still looked reasonably athletic.
Jon Cleary YESTERDAY'S SHADOW (2002)
I suppose I was, too, but the journey from youth to early middle age is barely perceptible from within.
Alan Judd THE DEVIL'S OWN WORK (2002)
Ryan's Hilary is a hurting woman trying to cope with a settled middle age where everything has suddenly come unglued.
Edmonton Sun (2003)
She did not really think about her body, as women with good bodies can avoid doing until middle age.
Sara MacDonald SEA MUSIC (2003)
Taking up drinking in middle age has mixed results for men's health (Nigel Hawkes writes).
Times, Sunday Times (2001)
You couldn't say that Russell Beale himself has lost his own nervous energy with the coming of middle age.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)


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