\ ˈā-jəd , ˈājd; ˈājd for sense 1b \

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 \ 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 Post notes that most of Diamond and Silk’s Facebook fans appear to be middle-aged white women. Emily Stewart, Vox, "Diamond and Silk, Fox & Friends’ favorite black Trump supporters, explained," 5 Feb. 2019 Among the throngs of well-heeled, young-to-early-middle-aged women dressed fashionably yet sensibly for the chilly weather are a handful wearing pink suits and pillbox hats in homage to Elle Woods. Zoë Ghertner, Vogue, "Reese Witherspoon: Activist, Advocate, Hollywood’s Moral Compass," 10 Jan. 2019 The middle-aged woman who answered the door looked startled by the young caller's dishevelment. Edward Mcclelland, Chicago Reader, "Meet Resurrection Mary, the ghost of Archer Avenue," 26 June 2018 Women attempt suicide twice as often as men, the suicide rate is highest during middle age, 28 middle aged women end their lives each day and unfortunately, there is still so much stigma around getting help. Shield Bearer, Houston Chronicle, "Shield Bearer stresses knowing the warning signs of suicide," 20 June 2018 The agency has also previously reported rate increases of 80 percent among white, middle-aged women since 1999, and of 89 percent among Native Americans. Fiza Pirani, ajc, "CDC finds troubling rise in suicide rates across country — including in Georgia," 8 June 2018 Work crews of middle-aged women dressed in bright orange can be seen at all hours planting flowers and ripping out weeds on the grassy verges around town. The Economist, "What life is like for ordinary North Koreans," 26 May 2018 An unhappy, middle-aged Tokyo woman (Shinobu Terajima) winds up pursuing her English teacher (Josh Hartnett) to Southern California, in this culture-clash comedy-drama from Atsuko Hirayanagi. Chronicle Staff Report, San Francisco Chronicle, "Capsule movie reviews for week of April 29," 26 Apr. 2018 College-aged women, mothers, and grandmothers — mostly conservative — would come up to me after events seeking a hug and a moment to say thank you for stepping into the arena, sacrificing career and family responsibilities to give them a voice. Mindy Finn, Cosmopolitan, "Dear Conservative Women: I Want to See You on the Ballot, Too," 10 Oct. 2017

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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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