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
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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 4 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition


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

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