aged

[ ey-jid for 1, 2, 5, 6; eyjd for 1, 3, 4 ]
/ ˈeɪ dʒɪd for 1, 2, 5, 6; eɪdʒd for 1, 3, 4 /

adjective

having lived or existed long; of advanced age; old: an aged man; an aged tree.
pertaining to or characteristic of old age: aged wrinkles.
of the age of: a man aged 40 years.
brought to maturity or mellowness, as wine, cheese, or wood: aged whiskey.
Physical Geography. old; approaching the state of peneplain.

noun

(used with a plural verb)Usually the aged . old people collectively: We must have improved medical care for the aged.It seems we all, aged and young alike, live in a kind of continuum of existence.

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Origin of aged

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English. See age, -ed2

synonym study for aged

1. See old.

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British Dictionary definitions for aged

aged
/ (ˈeɪdʒɪd) /

adjective

  1. advanced in years; old
  2. (as collective noun; preceded by the)the aged
of, connected with, or characteristic of old age
(eɪdʒd) (postpositive) having the age ofa woman aged twenty
geography (not in technical use) having reached an advanced stage of erosion
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