aged

adjective
\ ˈā-jəd How to pronounce aged (audio) , ˈājd; ˈājd for sense 1b How to pronounce aged (audio) \

Definition of aged

1 : grown old: such as
a : of an advanced age an aged man
b : having attained a specified age a man aged 40 years
2 : typical of old age the aged wrinkles in my cheeks— Shakespeare
3 : having acquired a desirable quality or undergone an expected and desired change with the passage of time aged wine aged cheese

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Other Words from aged

agedness \ ˈā-​jəd-​nəs How to pronounce aged (audio) \ noun

Examples of aged in a Sentence

a group of men aged between 20 and 30 all the young men went to fight in the war; and only the aged and infirm remained behind
Recent Examples on the Web Instead, this whiskey that is again aged in KY bourbon barrels and finished in wine casks, has a subtle funkiness from the yeast. Dave Clark, The Enquirer, "Guest TML: Cincinnati Reds' TV broadcasts won't be the same without Jeff Piecoro," 19 Feb. 2021 Surprisingly, this coffee Stout aged in Rye oak barrels is not alcoholic-tasting at all despite its huge ABV. Marc Bona, cleveland, "11 beers from 11 states for February, from Mardi Gras Bock to big Stouts," 7 Feb. 2021 For $20, whites come aged in oak and the reds are single-vineyard expressions. Matt Kettmann, SFChronicle.com, "Babcock Winery straddles deep history and imagined future," 23 June 2020 The pattern is now an upward slope: the old are happier than the middle-aged, who are happier than the young. The Economist, "The national mood Even the successful vaccine roll-out is not improving Britons’ moods," 6 Feb. 2021 Maryland reported that 12 people aged from 70 to 79 years old died due to the coronavirus and 15 people 80 and older also died from the disease. Phil Davis, baltimoresun.com, "Maryland reports 2,054 newly confirmed coronavirus cases, 37 new deaths," 20 Dec. 2020 So, like countless middle-aged women before her, Fey bought a Subaru Forester. Annie White, Car and Driver, "Tina Fey Bought Her First Car during Lockdown, and It Might Surprise You," 17 Dec. 2020 Some hospitals prioritized nurses, doctors and nursing home workers, while others gave the first shots to people aged 80 and over who already had visits with doctors or were being discharged. Benjamin Mueller, New York Times, "As U.K. Begins Vaccinations, a Glimpse of Life After Covid," 8 Dec. 2020 Officials have traced the outbreak, which has grown to over 1,000 new COVID-19 cases in the past week, to dance clubs that cater to Hong Kong’s middle-aged, elite women, who learn salsa, ballroom, and other dance moves from younger male instructors. Naomi Xu Elegant, Fortune, "Joe Biden drops early clues about his Asia agenda," 3 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of aged

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for aged

Middle English, from past participle of agen "to age entry 2" (modeled on Anglo-French agé)

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The first known use of aged was in the 15th century

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“Aged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aged. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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More Definitions for aged

aged

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of aged

: very old
: having reached a specified age

aged

adjective
\ ˈā-jəd for 1, ˈājd for 2 \

Kids Definition of aged

1 : very old an aged oak an aged man
2 : having reached a specified age a child aged ten

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