Main definitions of aga in English

: aga1Aga2

aga1

noun

historical
  • (in Muslim countries, especially under the Ottoman Empire) a military commander or official.

    • ‘The aga was also charged of controlling all the goods and passengers to embark since they needed the bey’s permission’
    • ‘Many of the exiled agas eventually found their ways back from Syria and took up their feudal roles, but they did not reclaim this village.’
    • ‘Wealthy Turkish Agas and Beys lived in the town as well.’
    • ‘There were rumours that she had been outraged and murdered by a Turkish aga.’
    • ‘Ida and her family also have to abandon the country after the Turkish aga decided to marry her and to make her part of his harem.’

Origin

Mid 16th century from Turkish ağa ‘master, lord’, from Mongolian aqa.

Pronunciation

aga

/ˈɑːɡə/

Main definitions of Aga in English

: aga1Aga2

Aga2

noun

Trademark
  • A type of heavy heat-retaining stove or range used for cooking and heating.

    • ‘Also included in the sale is an Aga, oven, hob and fridge-freezer.’
    • ‘A traditional range such as an Aga is also an option if you have the space, as they can boil water as well as supply heat for cooking.’
    • ‘The impressive kitchen includes fitted maple units with an integrated dishwasher, a double oven and hob and an oil-fired Aga.’
    • ‘Inside, both the sitting room and drawing room have bay windows, there is a dining room and a kitchen with a gas-fired Aga.’
    • ‘We were young and didn't cook that much - we only had the top of the Aga as the oven didn't work.’

Origin

1930s from the Swedish name (Svenskaa) A(ktiebolaget) Ga(sackumulator) ‘Swedish Gas Accumulator Company’, the original manufacturer.

Pronunciation

Aga

/ˈɑːɡə/