Definition of aged in English:



  • 1[predicative or postpositive] Having lived for a specified length of time; of a specified age:

    ‘young people aged 14 to 18’
    ‘he died aged 60’
    • ‘This amazes me because when I was living in Edinburgh, aged 19, between college and university, I worked in a cafe for £2 an hour.’
    • ‘She was given six to 12 months to live - but now aged 35 she is fit and healthy and keen to tell other women to be aware.’
    • ‘Nellie, who was aged seventy years, lived a quiet life and was a deeply religious lady.’
    • ‘The sum of £109.45 is the ‘poverty line’ for pensioners, so how can someone aged 59 live on barely half as much?’
    • ‘There were very young babies and elderly women aged up to 80 in there.’
    • ‘A divorced mother of two teenage sons, aged 44, she lives in Belsize Park, having grown up in north London.’
    • ‘Fagley Close is an elderly complex with people aged 70 to 95.’
    • ‘The number of people living in the city aged 60 or above has dropped by more than 2,000 in two years at a time when Britain's grey population is booming.’
    • ‘She was aged 80 and had lived for many years across the Irish Sea.’
    • ‘Lesley, aged 48, who lives in Guiseley, trains twice a week and took up running as she was determined to be fit and not overweight in her forties.’
    • ‘Now aged 50, he lives in the family's ancestral home at Killeheen, near Reens Pike, west of the town, where he has his graphic design business.’
    • ‘It does, however, stand up nicely despite its aged subject matter.’
    • ‘The woman, aged 35, who lives locally, was walking along the High Street around midnight when she noticed a man near the toy shop.’
    • ‘The group is for elderly people aged 55 and over.’
    • ‘The essential repair grant scheme is for those aged 65 or over living in uninhabitable conditions.’
    • ‘The Senior School - boys aged 11 to 18 years, is located at The Castle in Church Street.’
    • ‘At Jorvik, spooky characters from the Viking past will greet children aged between five and 11 during a special Hallowe'en tour.’
    • ‘The 13-year-old was asked to hand over his skateboard, which he did, but the gang, whose members were said to be aged 14 or 15, threw it away.’
    • ‘He left Ireland with his family when aged six months to live in England and the Sweeney family returned to Ireland when Jerome was nearly five.’
    • ‘Now aged 80 and living in Britain, he is making amends by giving today's young people a fascinating glimpse of life behind enemy lines.’
    • ‘The website, however, says that booking on payment of concessional fare by senior citizens aged above 60 years could be done through it.’
    1. 1.1 (of a horse or farm animal) over a certain defined age of maturity, typically 6 to 12 years for horses, 3 or 4 years for cattle.
      • ‘Further, owners must be refrained from selling unproductive aged cows and should be severely dealt for this criminal act.’
      • ‘‘Granny,’ as Wells calls her, was Wells' first aged event horse when she started cutting two years ago.’
      • ‘The Kilbracken family home was damp and dilapidated and the estate neglected, its sole stock consisting of one aged cow.’
      • ‘Some horsemen refer to an aged horse as a ‘smooth mouth’ horse, regardless of the status of its teeth.’
      • ‘Ward, 41, planned on resting the mare and then showing her in next year's aged cow horse events.’
      • ‘The pair took on the spring show season and made the finals at several aged events until Ascencion began riding the horse following the Super Stakes.’
  • 2Having lived or existed for a long time; very old:

    ‘aged men with white hair’
    • ‘A subtle meditation on mortality, it contrasts the ephemeral beauty of a young girl absorbed in her posy of flowers with the aged horse who quietly contemplates the viewer.’
    • ‘Was it Matisse or Cezanne who, aged and infirm, incapable of clutching a brush, demanded that one be tied to his hand so as to continue his work?’
    • ‘The effect of smoking cigarettes on the microvasculature of the face contributes to an aged appearance.’
    • ‘The aged, infirm, senile, and disabled are cared for, whenever possible, within extended family networks.’
    • ‘He claimed that his aged mother, who lived with him, ‘just kept topping it up’.’
    • ‘The nail has been removed, and barring infection it is believed the aged man will live.’
    • ‘The move to Askham Grange, at Askham Richard, means her aged parents, who live near the Yorkshire coast, will now find it easier to visit her.’
    • ‘Thirdly, it was decided to replace existing aged computers with a new integrated computer system.’
    • ‘For example, while the original roof structure was rotten, the pantiles were able to be reused and now greatly enhance the aged appearance of the exterior.’
    • ‘It is stirring to see these veterans, many aged, some infirm, answering the call of duty one last time, to defend their honor and that of their fallen comrades.’
    • ‘I managed quite well and could've gone on longer only I had other infernal machines of torture to subject my poor, aged body to.’
    • ‘When the aged aunt in question finally makes an appearance in the story, the title assumes its true dimensions.’
    • ‘They don't want to spend their years from 55 to 75 caring for an aged mother who lives to 95.’
    • ‘Joyce implies that if one looked at the singer's face one might be surprised by her aged appearance.’
    • ‘If young novices are sloppy or the aged monks appear unmindful, this is not for you to judge.’
    • ‘The home is a ‘Nischinta Nilayam’, a home for the aged to live in peace without any worries.’
    • ‘These results suggest that subchronic treatment with ginseng extract improves spatial cognitive impairment in aged rats.’
    • ‘My wife and I have a place up in the Lake District where we go walking with our aged dog.’
    • ‘From the beginning of the film, June's age and her aged appearance are the central issue of the film.’
    • ‘There is no doubt that this is an ageing, but far from aged, team.’
    elderly, old, mature, older, senior, ancient, venerable
    advanced in years, getting on
    in one's dotage, long in the tooth, as old as the hills
    grey, grey-haired, grey-bearded, grizzled, hoary
    past one's prime, not as young as one was, not as young as one used to be
    decrepit, doddering, doddery, not long for this world, senile, superannuated
    septuagenarian, octogenarian, nonagenarian, centenarian
    past it, over the hill, no spring chicken
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  • 3Having been subjected to ageing:

    ‘replica guitar with aged finish’
    • ‘To match the existing aged appearance, Duro-Tard surface retarder was rolled onto the forms that created the recessed panels.’
    • ‘The gray boy's clothes even looked aged, appearing to be akin to medieval robes.’
    • ‘Rustic country decorating includes the use of natural woods, aged surfaces, rough finishes and simple lines.’
    • ‘In the garden above, designer John Kenyon used a mix of tumbled concrete payers and blue-stone for a more aged appearance.’
    • ‘Defenders of the president have suggested that the documents may have been made recently with a computer or word processor and then copied many times to give them an aged appearance.’
    • ‘Fashioned in the old-world style, this marble-infused cast-resin fountain has an aged moss finish.’
    • ‘The result was a mix of old and new granite on the exterior of the existing building and an addition that created a consistently aged appearance.’
    • ‘The chef appeared, bringing an aged rum from behind the bar (they lay rums down in the French Caribbean, much as they do with brandy in France).’
    • ‘Directly above the bottom section Christenberry has purposely painted on newer metal to make it appear aged and worn.’
    • ‘These trends are reflected in new high-end mouldings that offer elegant, subtly aged finishes to complement interiors with a European feel.’
    • ‘It blended with the figure's dress and softened the frame giving it an instant aged appearance.’
    • ‘These were given an aged appearance by dunking rice paper into a heavily diluted mixture of food dye and water.’
    • ‘Let that dry for an elegant metal finish, or apply the patina topcoat or rapid rust oxidizer for a unique variety of aged finishes.’
    • ‘The appearance of naturally aged wood captures the signatures of all of nature's own artists.’
    • ‘Some of the paint will begin to diffuse and leave a cloudy, aged finish.’