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aged (adj.)

mid-15c., "having lived long," mid-15c., past-participle adjective from age (v.). Meaning "having been allowed to get old" (of cheese, etc.) is by 1873. Meaning "of the age of" is from 1630s. Aged Parent is from "Great Expectations" (1860-61). Related: Agedness.

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Definitions of aged from WordNet
1
aged (adj.)
having attained a specific age; (`aged' is pronounced as one syllable);
aged ten
Synonyms: of age
aged (adj.)
advanced in years; (`aged' is pronounced as two syllables);
aged members of the society
Synonyms: elderly / older / senior
aged (adj.)
at an advanced stage of erosion (pronounced as one syllable);
aged rocks
aged (adj.)
of wines, fruit, cheeses; having reached a desired or final condition; (`aged' pronounced as one syllable);
mature well-aged cheeses
Synonyms: ripened
aged (adj.)
(used of tobacco) aging as a preservative process (`aged' is pronounced as one syllable);
Synonyms: cured
2
aged (n.)
people who are old collectively;
special arrangements were available for the aged
Synonyms: elderly
From wordnet.princeton.edu