\ 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 aged (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 But people who are pregnant (and their newborns), aged 65 or older, or living with a weakened immune system are more vulnerable to the illness. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Velvet Ice Cream Recall Issued For Potential Listeria Contamination," 28 Apr. 2021 Ontario is to broaden access to AstraZeneca’s (non-mRNA) COVID vaccine, offering it to people aged 40 or older. David Meyer, Fortune, "Is your office ready for pets?," 19 Apr. 2021 During the week of April 5 to 11, a total of 1,003 people aged 70 and up were admitted to Florida hospitals for COVID, according to White House community profile reports. David Fleshler,, "Hospitalizations plunge among Florida seniors, as COVID immunity takes hold," 17 Apr. 2021 In Oregon, the last state in the country to vaccinate seniors living in the community, health officials have administered at least one dose to more than 540,000 people aged 65 and over, according to the Oregon Health Authority. oregonlive, "Oregon sees share of coronavirus cases rise in 10-19 age group," 7 Apr. 2021 After a sluggish start in December, France's inoculation drive stepped up this weekend with the start of injections for healthy people aged 70 and above. John Leicester And Jeffrey Schaeffer, Star Tribune, "Paris doctors warn of catastrophic overload of virus cases," 28 Mar. 2021 Connecticut’s vaccination appointments are currently open to residents aged 45 and older, along with educators and health care workers. Eliza Fawcett,, "Connecticut is providing high-risk people “accelerated access” to COVID-19 vaccinations on April 5. What that actually means is unclear.," 25 Mar. 2021 The announcement comes less than two weeks after Texas expanded eligibility to people aged 50 and older and as the state still ranks near the bottom of the pack nationally in administering doses. Dallas News, "All adult Texans will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine starting March 29, state announces," 23 Mar. 2021 Unforgiven recasts the genre as a pitiless, almost pathologically unromantic realm populated by twits hoping to make their name and aged gunslingers who have to make peace with their bad pasts. Tim Grierson, Vulture, "Every Oscar Best Picture Winner, Ranked," 26 Apr. 2021

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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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11 May 2021

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“Aged.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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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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