What does mature mean?

Definitions for matureməˈtʊər, -ˈtyʊər, -ˈtʃʊər, -ˈtʃɜr

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word mature.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mature(adj)

    characteristic of maturity

    "mature for her age"

  2. mature, matured(adj)

    fully considered and perfected

    "mature plans"

  3. mature(adj)

    having reached full natural growth or development

    "a mature cell"

  4. ripe, mature(adj)

    fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used

    "ripe peaches"; "full-bodied mature wines"

  5. fledged, mature(verb)

    (of birds) having developed feathers or plumage; often used in combination

  6. mature, maturate, grow(verb)

    develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation

    "He matured fast"; "The child grew fast"

  7. mature(verb)

    develop and work out fully in one's mind

    "I need to mature my thoughts"

  8. mature(verb)

    become due for repayment

    "These bonds mature in 2005"

  9. ripen, mature(verb)

    cause to ripen or develop fully

    "The sun ripens the fruit"; "Age matures a good wine"

  10. senesce, age, get on, mature, maturate(verb)

    grow old or older

    "She aged gracefully"; "we age every day--what a depressing thought!"; "Young men senesce"

  11. suppurate, mature(verb)

    cause to ripen and discharge pus

    "The oil suppurates the pustules"

Wiktionary

  1. mature(Verb)

    To become mature; to ripen.

  2. mature(Verb)

    To gain experience or wisdom with age.

  3. mature(Verb)

    To reach the date when payment is due

  4. mature(Adjective)

    Fully developed; grown up in terms of physical appearance, behaviour or thinking; ripe.

    She is quite mature for her age.

  5. mature(Adjective)

    Profound; careful.

    The headmaster decided to expel the boy after a mature consideration.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mature

    brought by natural process to completeness of growth and development; fitted by growth and development for any function, action, or state, appropriate to its kind; full-grown; ripe

  2. Mature

    completely worked out; fully digested or prepared; ready for action; made ready for destined application or use; perfected; as, a mature plan

  3. Mature

    of or pertaining to a condition of full development; as, a man of mature years

  4. Mature

    come to, or in a state of, completed suppuration

  5. Mature(verb)

    to bring or hasten to maturity; to promote ripeness in; to ripen; to complete; as, to mature one's plans

  6. Mature(verb)

    to advance toward maturity; to become ripe; as, wine matures by age; the judgment matures by age and experience

  7. Mature(verb)

    hence, to become due, as a note

  8. Origin: [See Maturate, Mature.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mature

    ma-tūr′, adj. grown to its full size: perfected: ripe: (med.) come to suppuration: fully digested, as a plan.—v.t. to ripen: to bring to perfection: to prepare for use.—v.i. to become ripe: to become payable, as a bill.—adj. Matur′able, capable of being matured.—adv. Mature′ly.—ns. Mature′ness, state or quality of being ripe or ready for use; Matur′ity, ripeness: a state of completeness or readiness for use. [L. maturus, ripe.]

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mature' in Adjectives Frequency: #746

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mature in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mature in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Erich Fromm:

    Immature love says 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'

  2. Mignon McLaughlin:

    Immature love says, 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says, 'I need you because I love you.'

  3. Ursula K. LeGuin:

    Imagination grows by exercise and contrary to common belief is more powerful in the mature than in the young.

  4. W. Somerset Maugham:

    Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.

  5. Alassane Ouattara:

    You have been heard. We have solved these problems, and you know they've been solved because I am telling you they are solved, From now on, you must behave like mature, model soldiers.

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