Meaning of -age in English:



  • 1Forming nouns denoting an action.

    • ‘voyage’
    1. 1.1Forming nouns denoting the product of an action.
      • ‘wreckage’
    2. 1.2Forming nouns denoting a function or sphere of action.
      • ‘peerage’
  • 2Forming nouns denoting denoting an aggregate or number of.

    • ‘percentage’
    1. 2.1Forming nouns denoting fees payable for or the cost of using.
      • ‘tonnage’
    2. 2.2 informal Forming nouns denoting a large number of something (typically forming nouns whose plurals are correctly formed with -s)
      • ‘decibelage’
      • ‘kissage’
  • 3Forming nouns denoting a place or abode.

    • ‘village’



/ɪdʒ/ /ɑːʒ/


From Old French, based on Latin -aticum, neuter form of the adjectival ending -aticus.