Ager vs Sager - What's the difference?

ager | sager |

As a verb ager

is .

As an adjective sager is





(en noun)
  • One who or that which ages something.
  • (label) One who is aging; an elderly person.
  • * 1965 , Richard Hays Williams, Claudine G. Wirths, Lives Through the Years: Styles of Life and Successful Aging , Transaction Publishers (ISBN 9780202367125), page 165
  • When the aging person depends on another, the control of the aged one's life space is placed in the hands of another person who may or may not contribute action energy that is appropriate or acceptable from the standpoint of the ager .
  • * 2006 , Gloria Davenport, Working with Toxic Older Adults: A Guide to Coping with Difficult Elders , Springer Publishing Company (ISBN 9780826117236), page 143
  • Inappropriate behavior then erupts from the agers' involved, disturbing everyone around, including the ' agers themselves, who often do not understand what is happening and struggle excessively to maintain rigid control of old perceptions and self images.
  • * 2014 , Susan H. Mcfadden, Mark Brennan, NEW DIRECTIONS IN THE STUDY OF LATE , Routledge (ISBN 9781134731107), page 62
  • This definition of success is located in society's structures and suits society, not the agers . Successful ageing is arguably therefore a socially constructed phenomenon, characterized by lack of “noise,” maintenance of youthful status until death, and a dogged engagement with social structures which appear almost as if designed to discourage the engagement of older people.


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  • (sage)
  • Anagrams

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    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) sage (11th century), from . The noun meaning "man of profound wisdom" is recorded from circa 1300. Originally applied to the Seven Sages of Greece .


  • Wise.
  • * Shakespeare
  • All you sage counsellors, hence!
  • * Milton
  • commanders, who, cloaking their fear under show of sage advice, counselled the general to retreat
  • (obsolete) grave; serious; solemn
  • * Milton
  • [Great bards] in sage and solemn tunes have sung.
    * sagacious


    (en noun)
  • A wise person or spiritual teacher; a man or woman of gravity and wisdom, especially, a teacher venerable for years, and of sound judgment and prudence; a grave or stoic philosopher.
  • * 1748 , (David Hume), Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral , London: Oxford University Press (1973), § 34:
  • We aspire to the magnanimous firmness of the philosophic sage .
    * deep thinker, egghead, intellectual, pundit
    Derived terms
    * sagely * sageness * sage on the stage * Seven Sages

    See also

    * rishi * maharishi

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) sauge, from (etyl) salvia, from , see safe .


  • The plant Salvia officinalis and savory spice produced from it; also planted for ornamental purposes.
  • Synonyms
    * (herb) ramona
    Derived terms
    * sagebush * Sage Derby * sage dog * sage green * sage grouse * sage tea * sage thrasher * wood sage
    See also
    * salvia

    Etymology 3



    (en interjection)
  • (Internet slang)
  • Verb

  • (Internet slang) The act of using the word or option sage in the email field or a checkbox of an imageboard when posting a reply
  • Usage notes

    * This word is specific to imageboards. The original purpose of sage is to not bump a thread if one deems one's own post to be of little value.