\ 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

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 The same things that can affect women in middle age — exhaustion, depression, and a decrease in muscle mass, which burns more calories than fat — can hit middle-aged men, too. Marisa Cohen, Good Housekeeping, 5 May 2022 The Nisan driver and his passenger, whom police said were two middle-aged men, were not hit by gunfire. Clifford Ward,, 11 Apr. 2022 Most newsrooms traditionally have been controlled by middle-aged men, and India has been no different. Harmeet Kaur, CNN, 26 Mar. 2022 Often called the Banksys of financial fudging and the van Goghs of offshoring pre-tax income to foreign countries, these middle-aged white men will nurture your flair for the subjective. Meghana Indurti, The New Yorker, 18 Mar. 2022 Those choices align with these middle-aged East Coast men. New York Times, 14 Mar. 2022 One study published in 2015 in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine looked at 20 years of sauna use by 2,300 middle-aged Finnish men. Betsy Morris, WSJ, 14 Mar. 2022 Reporters in Beijing have spotted a curious number of middle-aged men, looking more like Bing Dwen Dwen scalpers than stuffie and snow globe connoisseurs, standing in lines outside Olympics merchandise stores. Michelle Cheng, Quartz, 12 Feb. 2022 Unsurprisingly, as later analyses showed, the committee favored middle-aged, middle-class white men. Ed Yong, The Atlantic, 20 Jan. 2022 See More

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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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11 May 2022

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\ 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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