Ager



(often initial capital letter) a person living in a certain historical age: a Gilded Ager;
Stone Agers.
(often initial capital letter) a person who embraces a certain cultural movement:
New Agers.
a person in a certain period or stage of human life.
See also .
a thing that ages something:
Sunlight is a skin ager.
a worker who inspects electric lamps.
an apparatus filled with steam through which dyed cloth is passed in order to fix the dye.
a worker who stabilizes the electrical properties of a device by passing a current through it.
Historical Examples

Falernus, adj., Falernian; ager Falernus, a famous wine-growing district in Campania.
Selections from Viri Romae Charles Franois L’Homond

He himself had been troubled with the dumb “ager” since last conference.
A History of American Literature Since 1870 Fred Lewis Pattee

He obtained for the soldiers large assignments of the ager Publicus.
History of Rome from the Earliest times down to 476 AD Robert F. Pennell

Hain’t had the rheumatiz, nor shakin’ ager, nor any of that buzzing in your head?
The Puddleford Papers, H. H. Riley

“You ain’t got no ager,” said Uncle Jim, with the assurance of intimate cognizance of his partner’s physical condition.
Stories in Light and Shadow Bret Harte

Yes, there’s considerable of ager and phthisic and bilious fever.
Hoosier Mosaics Maurice Thompson

One lady had “just broke the ager on-ter her by sax-fax tea, mix’d with Colombo.”
The Puddleford Papers, H. H. Riley

Words of two syllables are accented on the first: as ager, pronounced a’jer.
New Word-Analysis William Swinton

The point of divergence is when by transposition becomes , whence are ager and agrestis.
Studies on Homer and the Homeric Age, Vol. 1 of 3 W. E. Gladstone

At first there was no attempt to regulate this new use of the ager publicus.
Russia Donald Mackenzie Wallace

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