Definition of -age in English:

-age

suffix

  • 1Forming nouns:

    1. 1.1 Denoting an action:
      ‘leverage’
      ‘voyage’
    2. 1.2 Denoting an aggregate or number of:
      ‘mileage’
      ‘percentage’
    3. 1.3 Denoting a place or abode:
      ‘vicarage’
      ‘village’
  • 2

    1. 2.1 The product of an action:
      ‘spillage’
      ‘wreckage’
    2. 2.2 A function; a sphere of action:
      ‘homage’
      ‘peerage’
  • 3

    1. 3.1 Fees payable for; the cost of using:
      ‘postage’
      ‘tonnage’
    2. 3.2informal Denoting a large number of something (typically forming nouns whose plurals are correctly formed with -s):
      ‘decibelage’
      ‘kissage’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

-age

/ɑːʒ//ɪdʒ/