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Adult vs Aged - What's the difference?

adult | aged |

As adjectives the difference between adult and aged

is that adult is fully grown while aged is .

As a noun adult

is a fully grown human or animal.

As a verb adult

is to (cause to) be or become an.




(en noun)
  • A fully grown human or animal.
  • Derived terms

    * (l) * (l)


    (en adjective)
  • Fully grown.
  • an adult human, animal, or plant
  • Intended for or restricted to adults rather than children.
  • adult clothes
  • Containing material of an explicit sexual nature
  • adult content
    an adult movie


    * (fully grown) big, fully grown, grown up * (unsuitable for children) blue, dirty, lewd, obscene


    (en verb)
  • To (cause to) be or become an .
  • * 1974 , Occasional Papers (Syracuse University), issues 42-46, page 5:
  • Womanhood was achieved at twenty-one, when the female was "adulted "; manhood was fully achieved at twenty-five,
  • * 2013 , Kelly Williams Brown, Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps
  • * 2013 , Ewa Rewers, The Contradictions of Urban Art (ISBN 364390374X), page 84:
  • The process of adulting children,
  • * (seemoreCites)
  • aged



    (en adjective)
  • Old.
  • Undergone the effects of time, improving as a result.
  • Alternative forms

    * (disyllabic only)


  • (uncountable) Old people, collectively.
  • Verb

  • (age)
  • Preposition

    (English prepositions)
  • Having the age of. (primarily non-US)
  • Aged 18, he had no idea what would happen next.
  • * 1865 October 6, “ Court of Special Sessions”, in The New York Times :
  • John Mathews, aged about 18, stood at the bar with his hands in his pockets, alike indifferent to a verdict of acquittal or guilty.
  • * 2012 March 22, Amy Chozick, “ As Young Lose Interest in Cars, G.M. Turns to MTV for Help”, in The New York Times :
  • Forty-six percent of drivers aged 18 to 24 said they would choose Internet access over owning a car, according to the research firm Gartner.


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