aged

adjective \ ˈā-jəd , ˈājd ; ˈājd for sense 1b \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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

agedness

play \ˈā-jəd-nəs\ noun

Examples of aged in a Sentence

  1. a group of men aged between 20 and 30

  2. all the young men went to fight in the war; and only the aged and infirm remained behind

Recent Examples of aged from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of aged

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



AGED Defined for English Language Learners

aged

adjective

Definition of aged for English Language Learners

  • : very old

  • : having reached a specified age


AGED Defined for Kids

aged

adjective \ ˈā-jəd for 1 , ˈājd for 2 \

Definition of aged for Students

1 :very old
  • an aged oak
  • an aged man
2 :having reached a specified age
  • a child aged ten


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