Definition of -age in English:



  • 1Forming nouns denoting an action.

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

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



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