- (most of Germany, some of Austria) /'altər/, [ˈʔältʰɐ], ['ʔaltʰɐ], [ˈʔälta],
- (Switzerland, some of Germany and Austria) /'altər/, [ˈʔältər], [ˈʔɑltər],
- age, old age
- epoch, age
- old man
- (slang, used in the vocative) dude
- While the slang term started out as a way to refer to males, its usage is not uncommon among females. The term is in the process of shifting towards being used more as an exclamation, similar to dude in American English.