Definition of Aga in English:

Aga

noun

trademark
  • A type of heavy heat-retaining stove or range used for cooking and heating.

    • ‘A traditional range such as an Aga is also an option if you have the space, as they can boil water as well as supply heat for cooking.’
    • ‘Also included in the sale is an Aga, oven, hob and fridge-freezer.’
    • ‘We were young and didn't cook that much - we only had the top of the Aga as the oven didn't work.’
    • ‘The impressive kitchen includes fitted maple units with an integrated dishwasher, a double oven and hob and an oil-fired Aga.’
    • ‘Inside, both the sitting room and drawing room have bay windows, there is a dining room and a kitchen with a gas-fired Aga.’

Origin

1930s: from the Swedish name ( Svenskaa) A(ktiebolaget) Ga(sackumulator) Swedish Gas Accumulator Company, the original manufacturer.

Pronunciation:

Aga

/ˈɑːɡə/

Definition of aga in English:

aga

noun

historical
  • (in Muslim countries, especially under the Ottoman Empire) a military commander or official.

    • ‘Many of the exiled agas eventually found their ways back from Syria and took up their feudal roles, but they did not reclaim this village.’
    • ‘Wealthy Turkish Agas and Beys lived in the town as well.’
    • ‘There were rumours that she had been outraged and murdered by a Turkish aga.’
    • ‘The aga was also charged of controlling all the goods and passengers to embark since they needed the bey’s permission’
    • ‘Ida and her family also have to abandon the country after the Turkish aga decided to marry her and to make her part of his harem.’

Origin

Mid 16th century: from Turkish ağa master, lord, from Mongolian aqa.

Pronunciation:

aga

/ˈɑːɡə/