American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Being of advanced age; old.
- adj. Characteristic of old age.
- adj. Having reached the age of: aged three.
- adj. Brought to a desired ripeness or maturity: aged cheese.
- adj. Geology Approaching the base level of erosion.
- n. Elderly people considered as a group. Used with the.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Old; having lived or existed long; having reached an advanced period of life: as, an aged man; an aged oak.
- Of the age of: as, a man aged forty years.
- Pertaining to or characteristic of old age.
- Synonyms Aged, Elderly, Old, Ancient. Old is the general word for being near to the natural end, or having nearly reached the usual period, of life: as, a cat is old at twelve years. Elderly is rather old, beginning to be old. Aged is very old. Ancient is so old as to seem to belong to a past age. (See other comparisons under ancient.)
- In geology, approaching peneplanation: said of the topography of a greatly denuded region.
- Of a horse, arrived at the age when the ‘pit’ or ‘mark’ on the front teeth has been obliterated by the gradual wearing away of the crown. This change usually occurs in the eighth or ninth year; but under racing rules a ‘running’ horse (as distinct from a trotting horse) is said to be aged when he is more than seven years old.
- adj. Old.
- adj. Undergone the effects of time, improving as a result.
- n. Old people, collectively.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of age.
- prep. Having the age of.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Old; having lived long; having lived almost to or beyond the usual time allotted to that species of being
- adj. Belonging to old age.
- adj. Having a certain age; at the age of; having lived.
- adj. at an advanced stage of erosion (pronounced as one syllable)
- adj. of wines, fruit, cheeses; having reached a desired or final condition; (`aged' pronounced as one syllable)
- adj. advanced in years; (`aged' is pronounced as two syllables)
- adj. having attained a specific age; (`aged' is pronounced as one syllable)
- n. people who are old collectively
- adj. (used of tobacco) aging as a preservative process (`aged' is pronounced as one syllable)
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