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 agedness (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

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The conversation comes in the wake of an NHS study in the U.K., which found that one out of every eight youths aged 5 to 19, who were assessed in 2017, had at least one mental health issue. Victoria Murphy, Town & Country, "Prince Harry Makes a Strong Statement About How Addictive Social Media Can Be," 3 Apr. 2019 Prince Harry’s comments come after a recent NHS study in the U.K. revealed that one in every eight young people aged 5 to 19 (assessed in 2017) had at least one mental health issue. Omid Scobie, Harper's BAZAAR, "Prince Harry Talks Babies, Fortnite, and the Dark Side of Social Media," 3 Apr. 2019 In the Suites at Market Square, one of High Point's main buildings, dozens of antique and vintage vendors also offer a more aged alternative to the newness rolling out each season. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "A Tiny North Carolina Town You've Never Heard of Makes Most of America's Furniture," 27 Mar. 2019 Case in point: an utterly original presentation of Guangdong goose poached in savory lo sui sauce, stuffed with local sugar cane and dry-aged for two weeks. Eric Rosen, WSJ, "How Young Chefs Are Making Their Marks on Hong Kong’s Fine Food Scene," 10 Dec. 2018 The exception to the you-can’t-taste-the-difference-it’s-all-ground-up rule is dry-aged meat. Cara Nicoletti, GQ, "Why You Shouldn't Bother with Fancy Burger Mixes," 3 July 2018 In fact, young adults reported experiencing twice as many lonely and isolated days as late middle-aged adults, according to a study published in Aging and Mental Health. Jen A. Miller, The Seattle Times, "Moving for a job? How to make a new city your home," 30 July 2018 But exactly how this story unfolds must await new data from both teams: Müller and his team plan to study toddlers and middle-aged adults with autism, and Nordahl’s group aims to follow the same children into adolescence. Rachel Zamzow, Scientific American, "Brains of Children with Autism Show Unusual Folding Patterns," 9 July 2018 In fact, young adults reported experiencing twice as many lonely and isolated days as late middle-aged adults, according to a study published in Aging and Mental Health. New York Times, "Making a New City Your Home," 29 June 2018

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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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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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