middle-aged
adjective see middle age

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • middle-aged — adj 1.) between the ages of about 40 and 60 ▪ a middle aged businessman 2.) someone who seems middle aged seems rather dull and does not do exciting or dangerous things ▪ Living with Henry had made her feel middle aged. 3.) middle aged spread fat …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • middle-aged — adjective * 1. ) no longer young but not yet old: He seems prematurely middle aged. 2. ) used for suggesting that someone s behavior, clothes, etc. are boring and typical of middle aged people: They are in their twenties, but have very middle… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Middle-aged — Mid dle aged , a. Being about the middle of the ordinary age of man; early in the century, it was considered between 30 and 50 years old, but by the end of the 19th centruy it was considered as 40 to 60. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • middle-aged — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ of middle age …   English terms dictionary

  • middle-aged — [mid′ l ājd′] adj. in, of, characteristic of, or suitable for middle age …   English World dictionary

  • middle-aged — 1) ADJ If you describe someone as middle aged, you mean that they are neither young nor old. People between the ages of 40 and 60 are usually considered to be middle aged. His sisters are grown up and his parents are middle aged. ...middle aged,… …   English dictionary

  • middle-aged — adjective 1 no longer young but not yet old: a middle aged businessman 2 middle aged attitudes or ways of behaving are rather boring or old fashioned: a middle aged outlook on life 3 middle aged spread an area of fat that many people develop… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • middle-aged */ — UK / US adjective 1) no longer young but not yet old He seems prematurely middle aged. 2) used for suggesting that someone s behaviour, clothes etc are boring and typical of middle aged people They are in their twenties, but have very middle aged …   English dictionary

  • middle-aged — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel, look ▪ She felt middle aged and dull. ▪ become ADVERB ▪ prematurely …   Collocations dictionary

  • middle-aged — /ˈmɪdl eɪdʒd / (say midl ayjd) adjective 1. intermediate in age between youth and old age; commonly, from about 45 to 60 years old. 2. characteristic of or suitable for middle aged people …   Australian English dictionary

  • middle-aged — middle agedly /mid l ay jid lee, ayjd /, adv. middle agedness, n. /mid l ayjd /, adj. 1. being of the age intermediate between youth and old age, roughly between 45 and 65. 2. characteristic of or suitable for persons of this age. [1600 10] * * * …   Universalium

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