\ 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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Renaud, aged 85, showed NBC News a handwritten ledger of names, rows and numbers — a list of the fallen servicemen’s graves his mother found and looked after. NBC News, "'I never forget': How this Normandy town remembers the American sacrifice at D-Day 75 years on," 5 June 2019 As many as one out of four Chinese aged 30 or younger are users of Huabei, according to a 2017 report from Ant, which also noted that most of these users prefer to pay by installment when purchasing mobile phones. Stella Yifan Xie, WSJ, "Apple to Chinese Consumers: Buy a New iPhone for Under $30 a Month, Interest Free," 21 Feb. 2019 There, on a stage in the courtyard, in front of rows of children aged 3 to 6, all first-day-ready in pristine white shirts and neatly pressed black shorts, a woman did a routine that would not be out of place in a downtown strip club. Anna Fifield, The Seattle Times, "First day of kindergarten: Chinese school welcomes kids with a pole dancer," 4 Sep. 2018 The couple, aged 26 and 20 respectively, welcomed a baby girl, Stormi Webster, in February after about a year of quietly dating. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott Open Up About Their Relationship and Baby Stormi," 17 July 2018 Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meet Walter Cullen, aged 3 at Croke Park, home of Ireland's largest sporting organisation, the Gaelic Athletic Association on July 11, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. Megan Mccluskey, Time, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Are Already Awesome With Kids and This Is Proof," 11 July 2018 Earlier research showed that suicides among middle-aged men and women climbed at a higher rate than the overall population. Ken Alltucker, USA TODAY, "Anthony Bourdain highlights the rising suicide rate among middle-aged adults," 8 June 2018 The change was informed by research from ACS scientists, who found last year that cancers of the colon and rectum are occurring at increasing rates among young and middle-aged adults. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "The American Cancer Society Just Changed Its Guidelines Around Colorectal Cancer Screenings," 30 May 2018 The new guideline is partly based on data showing rates of colorectal cancer on the rise in young and middle-aged populations. Maria Clark,, "Colon and rectal cancer screenings should now start at age 45, new guideline says," 30 May 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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English Language Learners Definition of aged

: very old
: having reached a specified age


\ 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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