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aged (age group)

Definition:

a person who is old

Class:

person noun (people)

Usage:

usually plural

Derivative:

geriatric

Plural:

aged*
(* aged may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

special arrangements were available for the aged

Synonyms:

elderly [usually plural]

Etymology:

via Old French from Vulgar Latin aetatīcum (unattested), from Latin aetās,...
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of aged...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Old age | Leanne | seniors | senior citizens | older adults | the elderly | elders

consists of ages nearing or surpassing the average life span of human beings, and thus the end of the human life cycle. Euphemisms and terms for old people include, Leanne, seniors, senior citizens, older adults, the elderly, and elders. Old people... (41 of 2603 words, 6 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Old age

New World Dictionary:

elderly | elderliness [noun, related]

somewhat old; past middle age; approaching old age | quite old; already in old age; aged | not current; outmoded (18 of 23 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/elderly

Collins Dictionary:

elderly | elderliness [noun, derived]

quite old; past middle age | ("as collective noun;" preceded by "the") [related adjective] geriatric (14 of 536 words, 2 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/elderly

Oxford Dictionary:

old | older [comparative] | oldest [superlative] | mother | any old | any old how | as old as the hills | be old enough to be someone's father | for old times' sake | ...

having lived for a long time; no longer young | See also "elder" [entry 1], "eldest". | made or built long ago | possessed or used for a long time | ... (27 of 458 words, 23 definitions, 23 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/old

elderly | elderliness [derived]

Syllabification: (eld·er·ly) | [persons] old or aging | (of a machine or similar object) showing signs of age (16 of 73 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/elderly

Merriam-Webster:

elderly [entry 1, adjective] | old-fashioned [synonym, sense-specific] | aged [synonym, sense-specific] | aging [synonym, sense-specific] | ancient [synonym, sense-specific] | geriatric [synonym, sense-specific] | long-lived [synonym, sense-specific] | old [synonym, sense-specific] | older [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

rather old ; especially, being past middle age ; "old-fashioned" | of, relating to, or characteristic of later life or elderly persons (21 of 146 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/elderly

elderly [entry 2, noun] | elderlies [plural]

an elderly person (3 of 17 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/elderly show=1

Macmillan British Dictionary:

elderly | the elderly

an elderly person is old. Many people now think that this word is offensive but it's often used in talking about policies and conditions that affect ... (26 of 119 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/elderly

American Heritage Dictionary:

elderly | elderlies [plural, sense-specific] | elderliness [noun, related]

Being past middle age and approaching old age; rather old. | Of, relating to, or characteristic of older persons or life in later years. | An elderly ... (25 of 60 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/elderly

Random House Dictionary:

elderly

somewhat old; near old age. | of or pertaining to persons in later life. (13 of 25 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/elderly

Cambridge Dictionary:

elderly [entry 1, polite word]

old (1 of 9 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/elderly 1

elderly [entry 2] | the elderly

old people considered as a group (6 of 21 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/elderly 2

Wiktionary:

elderly | elderlies [plural] | old [synonym, sense-specific]

old; having lived for relatively many years | an elderly person | [elderly] older people as a whole (16 of 20 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/elderly

Encarta Dictionary:

elderly | elderliness [noun, derived]

past middle age and approaching the later stages of life (sometimes considered offensive) | characteristic of or relating to life after middle age | ... (22 of 68 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861607746​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

aged | age

First use: 13th century

Origin: via Old French from Vulgar Latin aetatīcum (unattested), from Latin aetās, ultimately from aevum lifetime; compare aeon

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/aged

Online Etymology:

aged

First use: mid-15th century

Origin: "having lived long", past participle adjective from "age" (verb). Meaning "of the age of" is from 1630s.

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=aged

Encarta Dictionary:

aged

First use: 15th century

Origin: Probably after French âgé

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861584125​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

aged

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "aged"

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Collins Dictionary:

aged | age

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www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/aged

Macmillan British Dictionary:

aged [never before noun]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "aged"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/aged

aged [adjective]

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

aged [never before noun]

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aged [adjective]

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Cambridge Dictionary:

aged [entry 3]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "aged"

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dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/aged 3

aged [entry 1]

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dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/aged 1

aged [entry 2]

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dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/aged 2

the Free Dictionary:

aged

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "aged"

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www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/aged

Google Dictionary:

aged

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

aged

Audio: North American pronunciation of "aged"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=aged​0001 word=aged

aged

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www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=aged​0002 word=aged

YourDictionary Audio:

aged

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "aged" by speech synthesizer

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