Definition of -age in English:

-age

suffix

  • 1Forming nouns denoting an action.

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

    ‘mileage’
    ‘percentage’
    1. 2.1Forming nouns denoting fees payable for or the cost of using.
      ‘postage’
      ‘tonnage’
    2. 2.2informal 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.

    ‘vicarage’
    ‘village’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

-age

/ɪdʒ/ /ɑːʒ/