Origin of aged
Synonyms for aged
Antonyms for aged
- a period of the history of the earth distinguished by some special feature: the Ice Age.
- a unit of geological time, shorter than an epoch, during which the rocks comprising a stage were formed.
verb (used without object), aged, ag·ing or age·ing.
verb (used with object), aged, ag·ing or age·ing.
- being any of several ages, usually 21 or 18, at which certain legal rights, as voting or marriage, are acquired.
- being old enough for full legal rights and responsibilities.
Origin of age
Synonyms for age
Related Words for agedelderly, antique, gray, antediluvian, ancient, shot, worn, antiquated, oldie, moth-eaten, rusty, timeworn, venerable, age-old, creaky, senescent
Examples from the Web for aged
Contemporary Examples of aged
But when she returned to Selma in 1962 to care for her aged mother, she lost that right.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’
January 2, 2015
He alleges that a third boy, aged 10 or 11, was deliberately hit by a car and killed by a member of the pedophile network in 1979.Victim: I Watched British MPs Rape and Murder Young Boys
December 18, 2014
Sharp always wanted to be an actor: his first role, aged 7, was as Piglet in Winnie-The-Pooh.The Brit Who Stormed Broadway
December 7, 2014
She became extremely unpopular and was widely blamed for the King's growing weakness as he aged.The Sex Life of King Richard III's Randy Great Great Great Grandfather
December 4, 2014
Another cadet, aged 18, has been charged with three sexual assaults.Libyan Troops Go Wild in England
November 4, 2014
Historical Examples of aged
The aged philosopher endeavoured to speak, but his voice was tremulous with emotion.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
He is aged for such a journey, if you came from the Forest since morn.The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
There was, in every room, an aged smell, grown faint with confinement.To be Read at Dusk
The aged mother of this family, and the three daughters, are still living.Biographical Sketches
He so humble, so aged, so loth to take our money—and yet a villain and a cheat.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
- advanced in years; old
- (as collective noun; preceded by the)the aged
- a period or state of human lifehe should know better at his age; she had got beyond the giggly age
- (as modifier)age group
- a period of history marked by some feature or characteristic; era
- (capital when part of a name)the Middle Ages; the Space Age
- a period of the earth's history distinguished by special characteristicsthe age of reptiles
- the period during which a stage of rock strata is formed; a subdivision of an epoch
verb ages, ageing, aging or aged
Word Origin for age
"having lived long," mid-15c., past participle adjective from age (v.). Meaning "having been allowed to get old" (of cheese, etc.) is by 1873. Meaning "of the age of" is from 1630s. Aged Parent is from "Great Expectations" (1860-61).
late 13c., "long but indefinite period in human history," from Old French aage (11c., Modern French âge) "age; life, lifetime, lifespan; maturity," earlier edage, from Vulgar Latin *aetaticum (source of Spanish edad, Italian eta, Portuguese idade "age"), from Latin aetatem (nominative aetas), "period of life, age, lifetime, years," from aevum "lifetime, eternity, age," from PIE root *aiw- "vital force, life, long life, eternity" (see eon). Meaning "time something has lived, particular length or stage of life" is from early 14c. Used especially for "old age" since early 14c. Expelled native eld.
see act one's age; coon's age; golden age; in this day and age; of age; ripe old age; under age.