\ˈā-jəd, ˈājd;ˈājdfor 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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Side note: Hal is very in shape for a middle-aged man. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "4 Clues That Prove Chic Is Actually Still Alive On "Riverdale"," 4 Oct. 2018 Artemis trades in a wisecracking male astronaut narrator for a wisecracking young woman who talks a little too much like a middle-aged man. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "'Artemis' by Andy Weir Is Getting the Movie Treatment," 17 July 2018 Kids aged 3 and up will have a ball testing their balance for hours, with little effort on your part. Megan Barber, Curbed, "The ultimate van life shopping guide," 14 Nov. 2018 The royal siblings, aged five and three respectively, made an appearance at a family friend's nuptials over the weekend and completely stole the show—as usual. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Princess Charlotte Gave Prince George the Funniest Look at a Family Friend's Wedding," 24 Sep. 2018 Not only has the Kid not aged, violent outbreaks seem to follow in his wake. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "The slow-burn psychological horror of Castle Rock makes for must-see TV," 4 Sep. 2018 Prepare a planting bed for your asparagus, like this simple raised bed, that's about 4 feet wide by removing all perennial weeds and roots and digging in plenty of aged manure or compost. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow Garden-Fresh Asparagus," 19 Aug. 2018 So how much sleep do middle-aged and older adults really need for optimal health? Markham Heid, Time, "Do You Really Need Less Sleep As You Age?," 12 July 2018 In one room, middle-school-aged girls watched their peers perform snippets of a modern routine. Reema Amin,, "Anne Arundel summer dance program conveys confidence as well as technique," 11 July 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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