aged /ˈeʤəd, ˈeʤd; ˈeʤd ||/
Age, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Aged p. pr. & vb. n. Aging ] To grow aged; to become old; to show marks of age; as, he grew fat as he aged.
They live one hundred and thirty years, and never age for all that. --Holland.
I am aging; that is, I have a whitish, or rather a light-colored, hair here and there. --Landor.
1. Old; having lived long; having lived almost to or beyond the usual time allotted to that species of being; as, an aged man; an aged oak.
2. Belonging to old age. “Aged cramps.”
3. Having a certain age; at the age of; having lived; as, a man aged forty years.
adj 1: advanced in years; (`aged' is pronounced as two syllables);
"aged members of the society"; "elderly residents
could remember the construction of the first
skyscraper"; "senior citizen" [syn: elderly, older,
2: at an advanced stage of erosion (pronounced as one
syllable); "aged rocks"
3: having attained a specific age; (`aged' is pronounced as one
syllable); "aged ten"; "ten years of age" [syn: aged(a),
4: of wines, fruit, cheeses; having reached a desired or final
condition; (`aged' pronounced as one syllable); "mature
well-aged cheeses" [syn: ripened]
5: (used of tobacco) aging as a preservative process (`aged' is
pronounced as one syllable) [syn: cured]
n : people who are old; "special arrangements were available for
the aged" [ant: young]