Webster 1913 Edition
Old; having lived long; having lived almost to or beyond the usual time allotted to that species of being;
Belonging to old age.“Aged cramps.”
(ā′jĕd or ājd)
Having a certain age; at the age of; having lived;
as, a man.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Old; having lived long; having lived almost the usual time allotted to that species of being; applied to animals or plants; as, an aged man, or an aged oak.
2.Having a certain age; having lived; as, a man aged forty years.
And the aged arose and stood up. Job 29.
See also: agèd
- agèd (disyllabic only)
aged (comparative more aged or further aged, superlative most aged or furthest aged)
- Having the age of. (primarily non-US)
- Aged 18, he had no idea what would happen next.
- 1865 October 6, “Court of Special Sessions”, in The New York Times:
- John Mathews, aged about 18, stood at the bar with his hands in his pockets, alike indifferent to a verdict of acquittal or guilty.
- 2012 March 22, Amy Chozick, “As Young Lose Interest in Cars, G.M. Turns to MTV for Help”, in The New York Times:
- Forty-six percent of drivers aged 18 to 24 said they would choose Internet access over owning a car, according to the research firm Gartner.
- Undergone the effects of time, improving as a result.
old — See also translations at : old
having the age of
undergone effects of time, improving in the process
- (uncountable) Old people, collectively.
- simple past tense and past participle of age