Definition of -age in English:

-age

suffix

  • 1Forming nouns denoting an action.

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

    ‘mileage’
    ‘percentage’
    1. 2.1 Forming 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/