\ 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

Keep scrolling for more

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
Recent Examples on the Web Membership gets you inside access to specialty barrel-aged beers, custom merchandise and other members-only benefits for $195 a year. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "6 gifts for beer enthusiasts that they might actually enjoy (no boring pint glasses need apply)," 3 Dec. 2019 In one picture, three middle-aged men lie collapsed on top of their bicycles; in another, one of these men, supine and with his eyes closed, is still clutching his S.L.R. camera. Brian Dillon, The New Yorker, "Anna Lim’s Vision of Nuclear Anxiety in South Korea," 1 Dec. 2019 Hellbender will tap five barrel aged beers — each vessel was previously used by a different local distillery — in addition to their anniversary ale. Washington Post, "16 things to do in the D.C. area this weekend," 14 Nov. 2019 In early 2020, Wren House Brewing Company in central Phoenix plans to open a new production facility to focus specifically on on barrel-aged beers and lagers. Tirion Morris, azcentral, "Here's everything you need to know about lagers — and why metro Phoenix brewers love them," 11 Nov. 2019 The brew pub will brew its own beer, of course, everything from IPAs, which BlackStack is known for, to lighter and barrel-aged beers. Jess Fleming, Twin Cities, "Burnsville to get a new brew pub from son of BlackStack Brewing owner," 22 Oct. 2019 Michelle Piechowicz, the head brewer and assistant distiller, plans unusual beer styles, barrel-aged brews, and even custom suds for special events. Birmingham Magazine, al, "Birmingham Food News: New distillery, rum bar, and more," 6 Aug. 2019 Jones and Bones is a cramped curiosity shop stocked with eclectic treasures, including cork travel bags from Portugal, foraged dried mushrooms from Napa Valley’s Wineforest and infused, barrel-aged Runamok maple syrup from Vermont. Allen Pierleoni, The Mercury News, "A weekend of beachy fun in Capitola-by-the-Sea," 16 June 2019 The bourbon-aged beer complemented the strong, earthy tastes of this course very well. Paul Hodgins, latimes.com, "Adult Beverages: Beer makes inroads into wine’s world, with mixed results," 6 June 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'aged.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

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)

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about aged

Time Traveler for aged

Time Traveler

The first known use of aged was in the 15th century

See more words from the same century

Statistics for aged

Last Updated

9 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Aged.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aged. Accessed 14 December 2019.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for aged

How to pronounce aged (audio) How to pronounce aged (audio)

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

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on aged

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for aged

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with aged

Spanish Central: Translation of aged

Nglish: Translation of aged for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of aged for Arabic Speakers

Comments on aged

What made you want to look up aged? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to assail by words or arguments

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!