\ 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
Recent Examples on the Web Instead, the 44-year-old restaurant centers around an equally aged rotisserie, barely hanging on yet faithfully rotating racks of ribs and skewers of chickens that slowly drip their fats onto rotating rows of potatoes below. Omar Mamoon, SFChronicle.com, "This rotisserie stands out amid San Francisco’s intoxicating restaurant aromas," 30 July 2020 Zindzi Mandela, the daughter of South African anti-apartheid leaders Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, has died aged 59. Mogomotsi Magome, USA TODAY, "Zindzi Mandela, daughter of Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, dies at 59," 14 July 2020 Zindzi Mandela, the daughter of South African anti-apartheid leaders Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, has died aged 59. Washington Post, "Zindzi Mandela, daughter of Nelson and Winnie, dies at 59," 13 July 2020 Zindzi Mandela, the daughter of South African anti-apartheid leaders Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, has died aged 59. Time, "Nelson Mandela's Daughter Zindzi Dies at 59," 13 July 2020 The most common victims were middle-aged men who had contracted the virus decades before. Matthew Herper, STAT, "FDA approves Gardasil 9, the HPV vaccine, to prevent head-and-neck cancer," 12 June 2020 All are driven by middle-aged Pakistani men; all have been idle for hours. The Economist, "Doubly unlucky British Pakistanis and Bangladeshis have been hit hard by covid-19," 6 June 2020 In front of the cameras stood two middle-aged men and a woman, all dressed in white terry-cloth bathrobes. Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker, "How Iceland Beat the Coronavirus," 1 June 2020 Those aged 55+ can also subscribe for only $40 for one line or $55 for two lines. Jeffrey Van Camp, Wired, "What's the Best Unlimited Data Plan?," 10 July 2020

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

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Cite this Entry

“Aged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aged. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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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

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