ˈā-jəd How to pronounce aged (audio)
for sense 1b
ˈājd How to pronounce aged (audio)
: grown old: such as
: of an advanced age
an aged man
: having attained a specified age
a man aged 40 years
: typical of old age
the aged wrinkles in my cheeksShakespeare
: having acquired a desirable quality or undergone an expected and desired change with the passage of time
aged wine
aged cheese
agedness 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 Over time, Ukraine’s electric fleet grew to encompass the full range of EVs sold around the world, including Teslas, as more cars hit the roads and aged or got into crashes. WIRED, 17 Nov. 2023 The model appeared aged and seemed to have water damage and other imperfections. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, 7 Nov. 2023 Matthew Perry, best known for playing Chandler Bing in Friends, has reportedly died, aged 54. Natasha Pearlman, Glamour, 29 Oct. 2023 And amazingly, more than a third of those streams came from young people aged 18 to 24. Chris Willman, Variety, 3 Nov. 2023 For those aged 5 to 11, the CDC recommends one dose of either Moderna or Pfizer, regardless of previous vaccination status. Mary Kekatos, ABC News, 2 Nov. 2023 Toys for two Also, a particularly intriguing benefit is that boxes can be split between differently aged siblings. Julia Pelly, Parents, 24 Oct. 2023 In the fall of 1978, the writer and artist David Wojnarowicz, aged twenty-four, arrived in Paris, met a hairdresser named Jean-Pierre Delage, and fell in love. David O’Neill, The New Yorker, 24 Oct. 2023 The day after being briefly electrified by Hamas’s surprise release — after the group steadfastly ignored demands from around the world to free at least the children, ill and aged — hostage families agonized Saturday over what the gesture might mean. Hazem Balousha, Washington Post, 21 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History


Middle English, from past participle of agen "to age entry 2" (modeled on Anglo-French agé)

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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Cite this Entry

“Aged.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

Kids Definition


: very old
an aged oak
: having reached a specified age
a child aged ten
agedness noun

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