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Aged vs Used - What's the difference?

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Aged is a related term of used.

As adjectives the difference between aged and used

is that aged is while used is that is or has or have been used.

As a verb used is





(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.


    * *




  • (use)
  • * 1948 , , North from Mexico / The Spanish-Speaking People of The United States , J. B. Lippincott Company, page 75
  • In 1866 Colonel J. F. Meline noted that the rebozo had almost disappeared in Santa Fe and that hoop skirts, on sale in the stores, were being widely used .
    You used me!
  • (intransitive, as an auxiliary verb, now only in past tense) to perform habitually; to be accustomed [to doing something]
  • He used to live here, but moved away last year.


    (en adjective)
  • That is or has or have been used.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-03, volume=408, issue=8847, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Boundary problems , passage=Economics is a messy discipline: too fluid to be a science, too rigorous to be an art. Perhaps it is fitting that economists’ most-used metric, gross domestic product (GDP), is a tangle too. GDP measures the total value of output in an economic territory. Its apparent simplicity explains why it is scrutinised down to tenths of a percentage point every month.}}
  • That has or have previously been owned by someone else.
  • Familiar through use; usual; accustomed.
  • * 1965 , (Bob Dylan), (Like a Rolling Stone)
  • Nobody's ever taught you how to live out on the street and now you're gonna have to get used to it.


    * (having been used) * (previously owned by someone else) pre-owned, second-hand


    * (having been used) unused * (previously owned by someone else) new

    Derived terms

    * usedness * well-used

    See also

    * used to




    * English heteronyms