well aged

aged

[ey-jid for 1, 2, 5, 6; eyjd for 1, 3, 4]
adjective
1.
having lived or existed long; of advanced age; old: an aged man; an aged tree.
2.
pertaining to or characteristic of old age: aged wrinkles.
3.
of the age of: a man aged 40 years.
4.
brought to maturity or mellowness, as wine, cheese, or wood: aged whiskey.
5.
Physical Geography. old; approaching the state of peneplain.
noun
6.
(used with a plural verb) old people collectively (usually preceded by the ): We must have improved medical care for the aged.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English. See age, -ed2

agedly, adverb
agedness, noun
preaged, adjective
unaged, adjective
well-aged, adjective


1. ancient. See old.


1. young.
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aged (ˈeɪdʒɪd)
 
adj
1.  a.  advanced in years; old
 b.  (as collective noun; preceded by the): the aged
2.  of, connected with, or characteristic of old age
3.  (postpositive) having the age of: a woman aged twenty
4.  (not in technical use) geography having reached an advanced stage of erosion

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Word Origin & History

age
c.1300, "long but indefinite period in human history," from O.Fr. aage, from V.L. *aetaticum (cf. Sp. edad, It. eta, Port. idade "age"), from L. aetatem (nom. aetas), "period of life," from aevum "lifetime, eternity, age," from PIE base *aiw- "vital force, life, long life, eternity" (see
eon). Meaning "time something has lived, particular length or stage of life" is from early 14c. Used especially for "old age" since mid-14c. Expelled native eld. The verb meaning "to grow old" is from late 14c. Age-group attested from 1904, originally a term in the science of demographics.
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age (āj)
n.
The length of time that one has existed; duration of life. v.

  1. To become old.

  2. To manifest traits associated with old age.

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