\ 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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The cost: $50 a month for a middle-aged adult and $10 a month for a child. Marie Fishpaw, National Review, "A Health Plan for President Trump," 1 Aug. 2019 Plus, middle-aged adults have their own health to worry about. Frank J. Infurna, Quartz, "The midlife crisis is getting worse," 20 July 2019 Plus, middle-aged adults have their own health to worry about. Frank J. Infurna, The Conversation, "The real midlife crisis confronting many Americans," 15 July 2019 Add to that, the fact that Leighton Baines is still plugging away aged 34, and that new signing Fabian Delph is capable of deputising at left-back if required, the likelihood of Rose popping up at Goodison Park this summer is extremely slim., "Danny Rose: The Contenders to Sign Him & Where He Might End Up," 17 July 2019 Eddie Merlot’s The classic chain steakhouse specializes in prime aged beef, seafood dishes and Bananas Foster prepared tableside. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Every restaurant you'll try at the IndyStar Wine & Food Experience," 16 July 2019 In August 2017, rain of up to 9 inches caused heavy flooding and the failure of an aged power turbine that provided electricity for the city’s troubled drainage system. Jennifer Calfas, WSJ, "Barry to Test New Orleans’ Levees, Pumps and Gates," 12 July 2019 Costs for each seat flown a mile, a gauge of efficiency, increased 1.4% in the second quarter from a year earlier, driven partly by Delta's decision to retire its aged MD-90 fleet by 2023, two years earlier than planned. Bloomberg Wire, Dallas News, "Delta's tailwinds: Summer travel demand, grounded Max jets boost profit outlook," 11 July 2019 The restaurant's menu includes 28-day aged Townhouse burgers, truffle fries and creamy and cheesy over-the-top creamy mac and cheese. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Don't miss these restaurants at the Free Press' Wine + Food Experience," 11 July 2019

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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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