BrE BrE//eɪdʒd//; NAmE NAmE//eɪdʒd//[not before noun] of the age of They have two children aged six and nine. volunteers aged between 25 and 40
- 2BrE BrE//ˈeɪdʒɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈeɪdʒɪd//(formal) very old my aged aunt Having aged relatives to stay in your house can be quite stressful. I’m not sure if my aged car can make it up that hill. Synonymsoldelderly aged long-lived matureThese words all describe somebody/something that has lived for a long time or that usually lives for a long time.old having lived for a long time; no longer young:She’s getting old—she’s 75 next year.elderly (rather formal) used as a polite word for ‘old’:She is very busy caring for two elderly relatives.aged (formal) very old:Having aged relatives to stay in your house can be quite stressful.long-lived having a long life; lasting for a long time:Everyone in my family is exceptionally long-lived.mature used as a polite or humorous way of saying that somebody is no longer young:clothes for the mature womanPatterns a(n) old/elderly/aged/long-lived/mature man/woman a(n) old/elderly/aged/mature gentleman/lady/couple See related entries: Old age
- 3the aged BrE BrE//ˈeɪdʒɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈeɪdʒɪd//noun [plural] very old people services for the sick and the aged More Like This Adjectives ending in –ed pronounced /-ɪd/ aged, beloved, crooked, dogged, learned, naked, ragged, rugged, sacred, wickedSee worksheet.