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  • 1predicative or postpositive Having lived for a specified length of time; of a specified age.

    ‘young people aged 14 to 18’
    • ‘he died aged 60’
    • ‘Now aged 50, he lives in the family's ancestral home at Killeheen, near Reens Pike, west of the town, where he has his graphic design business.’
    • ‘This amazes me because when I was living in Edinburgh, aged 19, between college and university, I worked in a cafe for £2 an hour.’
    • ‘The sum of £109.45 is the ‘poverty line’ for pensioners, so how can someone aged 59 live on barely half as much?’
    • ‘The number of people living in the city aged 60 or above has dropped by more than 2,000 in two years at a time when Britain's grey population is booming.’
    • ‘He left Ireland with his family when aged six months to live in England and the Sweeney family returned to Ireland when Jerome was nearly five.’
    • ‘She was aged 80 and had lived for many years across the Irish Sea.’
    • ‘Lesley, aged 48, who lives in Guiseley, trains twice a week and took up running as she was determined to be fit and not overweight in her forties.’
    • ‘Now aged 80 and living in Britain, he is making amends by giving today's young people a fascinating glimpse of life behind enemy lines.’
    • ‘The woman, aged 35, who lives locally, was walking along the High Street around midnight when she noticed a man near the toy shop.’
    • ‘The essential repair grant scheme is for those aged 65 or over living in uninhabitable conditions.’
    • ‘A divorced mother of two teenage sons, aged 44, she lives in Belsize Park, having grown up in north London.’
    • ‘She was given six to 12 months to live - but now aged 35 she is fit and healthy and keen to tell other women to be aware.’
    • ‘Nellie, who was aged seventy years, lived a quiet life and was a deeply religious lady.’
    • ‘The group is for elderly people aged 55 and over.’
    • ‘Fagley Close is an elderly complex with people aged 70 to 95.’
    • ‘The website, however, says that booking on payment of concessional fare by senior citizens aged above 60 years could be done through it.’
    • ‘At Jorvik, spooky characters from the Viking past will greet children aged between five and 11 during a special Hallowe'en tour.’
    • ‘The Senior School - boys aged 11 to 18 years, is located at The Castle in Church Street.’
    • ‘There were very young babies and elderly women aged up to 80 in there.’
    • ‘The 13-year-old was asked to hand over his skateboard, which he did, but the gang, whose members were said to be aged 14 or 15, threw it away.’
    • ‘It does, however, stand up nicely despite its aged subject matter.’
    1. 1.1(of a horse or farm animal) over a certain defined age of maturity, typically 6 to 12 years for horses, 3 or 4 years for cattle.
      ‘Ward, 41, planned on resting the mare and then showing her in next year's aged cow horse events.’
      • ‘Some horsemen refer to an aged horse as a ‘smooth mouth’ horse, regardless of the status of its teeth.’
      • ‘Further, owners must be refrained from selling unproductive aged cows and should be severely dealt for this criminal act.’
      • ‘The Kilbracken family home was damp and dilapidated and the estate neglected, its sole stock consisting of one aged cow.’
      • ‘‘Granny,’ as Wells calls her, was Wells' first aged event horse when she started cutting two years ago.’
      • ‘The pair took on the spring show season and made the finals at several aged events until Ascencion began riding the horse following the Super Stakes.’
  • 2Having lived or existed for a long time; old.

    ‘aged men with white hair’
    • ‘Methodist homes for the aged’
    • ‘Thirdly, it was decided to replace existing aged computers with a new integrated computer system.’
    • ‘The aged are cared for, whenever possible, within extended family networks.’
    • ‘They don't want to spend their years from 55 to 75 caring for an aged mother who lives to 95.’
    • ‘The nail has been removed, and barring infection it is believed the aged man will live.’
    • ‘It is stirring to see these veterans, many aged, some infirm, answering the call of duty one last time, to defend their honor and that of their fallen comrades.’
    • ‘I managed quite well and could've gone on longer only I had other infernal machines of torture to subject my poor, aged body to.’
    • ‘Joyce implies that if one looked at the singer's face one might be surprised by her aged appearance.’
    • ‘For example, while the original roof structure was rotten, the pantiles were able to be reused and now greatly enhance the aged appearance of the exterior.’
    • ‘From the beginning of the film, June's age and her aged appearance are the central issue of the film.’
    • ‘If young novices are sloppy or the aged monks appear unmindful, this is not for you to judge.’
    • ‘The effect of smoking cigarettes on the microvasculature of the face contributes to an aged appearance.’
    • ‘When the aged aunt in question finally makes an appearance in the story, the title assumes its true dimensions.’
    • ‘There is no doubt that this is an ageing, but far from aged, team.’
    • ‘The move to Askham Grange, at Askham Richard, means her aged parents, who live near the Yorkshire coast, will now find it easier to visit her.’
    • ‘The home is a ‘Nischinta Nilayam’, a home for the aged to live in peace without any worries.’
    • ‘He claimed that his aged mother, who lived with him, ‘just kept topping it up’.’
    • ‘Was it Matisse or Cezanne who, aged and infirm, incapable of clutching a brush, demanded that one be tied to his hand so as to continue his work?’
    • ‘A subtle meditation on mortality, it contrasts the ephemeral beauty of a young girl absorbed in her posy of flowers with the aged horse who quietly contemplates the viewer.’
    • ‘These results suggest that subchronic treatment with ginseng extract improves spatial cognitive impairment in aged rats.’
    • ‘My wife and I have a place up in the Lake District where we go walking with our aged dog.’
    elderly, old, mature, older, senior, ancient, venerable
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  • 3That has been subjected to aging.

    ‘jeans in hardrock wash give a unique aged appearance’
    • ‘These trends are reflected in new high-end mouldings that offer elegant, subtly aged finishes to complement interiors with a European feel.’
    • ‘Defenders of the president have suggested that the documents may have been made recently with a computer or word processor and then copied many times to give them an aged appearance.’
    • ‘To match the existing aged appearance, Duro-Tard surface retarder was rolled onto the forms that created the recessed panels.’
    • ‘Fashioned in the old-world style, this marble-infused cast-resin fountain has an aged moss finish.’
    • ‘In the garden above, designer John Kenyon used a mix of tumbled concrete payers and blue-stone for a more aged appearance.’
    • ‘The result was a mix of old and new granite on the exterior of the existing building and an addition that created a consistently aged appearance.’
    • ‘Rustic country decorating includes the use of natural woods, aged surfaces, rough finishes and simple lines.’
    • ‘Let that dry for an elegant metal finish, or apply the patina topcoat or rapid rust oxidizer for a unique variety of aged finishes.’
    • ‘Some of the paint will begin to diffuse and leave a cloudy, aged finish.’
    • ‘These were given an aged appearance by dunking rice paper into a heavily diluted mixture of food dye and water.’
    • ‘The appearance of naturally aged wood captures the signatures of all of nature's own artists.’
    • ‘It blended with the figure's dress and softened the frame giving it an instant aged appearance.’
    • ‘The chef appeared, bringing an aged rum from behind the bar (they lay rums down in the French Caribbean, much as they do with brandy in France).’
    • ‘Directly above the bottom section Christenberry has purposely painted on newer metal to make it appear aged and worn.’
    • ‘The gray boy's clothes even looked aged, appearing to be akin to medieval robes.’