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[ ey-jid eyjd ]


  1. having lived or existed long; of advanced age; old:

    an aged man;

    an aged tree.

    Synonyms: ancient

    Antonyms: young

  2. pertaining to or characteristic of old age:

    aged wrinkles.

  3. of the age of:

    a man aged 40 years.

  4. brought to maturity or mellowness, as wine, cheese, or wood:

    aged whiskey.

  5. Physical Geography. old; approaching the state of a peneplain.


, (used with a plural verb)
  1. 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.


/ ˈeɪdʒɪd /


    1. advanced in years; old
    2. ( as collective noun; preceded by the )

      the aged

  1. of, connected with, or characteristic of old age
  2. eɪdʒd postpositive having the age of

    a woman aged twenty

  3. geography not in technical use having reached an advanced stage of erosion
“Collins English Dictionary — Complete & Unabridged” 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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Other Words From

  • aged·ly adverb
  • aged·ness noun
  • pre·aged adjective
  • un·aged adjective
  • well-aged adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of aged1

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English; age, -ed 2
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Example Sentences

Most of her colleagues and supervisors were middle-aged men.

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is still approved for use only in those aged 16 years or older, and the Moderna vaccine is only for adults.

We know that our customers are 65% to 75% female, 25% to 35% male, and span a variety of age demographics from young millennials to middle-aged adults.

From Fortune

Published a quarter century later, Tevis’s final novel, “The Color of Money,” revisits the now middle-aged Felson as he cues up against a new, younger generation of pool players.

As Miss Pittman, Tyson shows us a robust spirit seeking to push the boundaries of a frail, aged body.

From Time

But when she returned to Selma in 1962 to care for her aged mother, she lost that right.

At 10 past 5, a middle-aged white man climbed the stairs out of the City Hall subway.

Its beautifully aged wooden exterior houses traditional floor seating and beautiful gardens typical of the area.

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.

Can someone aged seven or 11 become a member of al Qaeda and the Taliban?

The aged woman made no reply; her eyes still studied Ramona's face, and she still held her hand.

At the sight, Felipe flung himself on his knees before her; he kissed the aged hands as they lay trembling in her lap.

A little boy aged two years and four months was deprived of a pencil from Thursday to Sunday for scribbling on the wall-paper.

Henry Rowley Bishop, a noted English music composer, died, aged 68.

John Wilson, a celebrated landscape and marine painter, died at Folkstone, aged 81.


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