Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Being of advanced age; old.
  • adjective Characteristic of old age.
  • adjective Having reached the age of.
  • adjective Brought to a desired ripeness or maturity.
  • adjective Geology Approaching the base level of erosion.
  • noun Elderly people considered as a group. Used with the.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Old; having lived long; having lived almost to or beyond the usual time allotted to that species of being
  • adjective Belonging to old age.
  • adjective Having a certain age; at the age of; having lived.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Old.
  • adjective Undergone the effects of time, improving as a result.
  • noun Old people, collectively.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of age.
  • preposition Having the age of.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective at an advanced stage of erosion (pronounced as one syllable)
  • adjective of wines, fruit, cheeses; having reached a desired or final condition; (`aged' pronounced as one syllable)
  • adjective advanced in years; (`aged' is pronounced as two syllables)
  • adjective having attained a specific age; (`aged' is pronounced as one syllable)
  • noun people who are old collectively
  • adjective (used of tobacco) aging as a preservative process (`aged' is pronounced as one syllable)

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