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

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ma•tureməˈtʊər, -ˈtyʊər, -ˈtʃʊər, -ˈtʃɜr(adj.)-tur•er, -tur•est

  1. (adj.)fully developed in body or mind.

  2. complete in natural growth or development:

    mature plants.

  3. ripe: fully aged:

    mature peaches.

    mature wine.

  4. expressive of maturity:

    a mature appearance.

  5. completed:

    mature plans.

  6. no longer developing or expanding:

    mature technologies.

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  7. intended for adults:

    mature movies.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  8. composed of adults:

    mature audiences.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  9. payable; due:

    a mature bond.

    Category: Business

  10. (v.t.)to make ripe, as fruit.

  11. to bring to full development:

    Experience has matured him.

  12. to complete; perfect.

  13. (v.i.)to become mature; ripen.

  14. to come to full development.

  15. to become due.

Origin of mature:

1400–50; < L mātūrus ripe, timely, early

ma•tur′er(n.)

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. mature(adjective)əˈtʊər, -ˈtyʊər, -ˈtʃʊər, -ˈtʃɜr

    ≠ immature, childish

    mature behavior

  2. matureəˈtʊər, -ˈtyʊər, -ˈtʃʊər, -ˈtʃɜr

    fully grown

    a mature plant/animal

  3. mature(verb)əˈtʊər, -ˈtyʊər, -ˈtʃʊər, -ˈtʃɜr

    to become more mature

    He's really matured in the last six months.

  4. matureəˈtʊər, -ˈtyʊər, -ˈtʃʊər, -ˈtʃɜr

    to become fully grown

    It'll take about 5 years for the tree to mature.

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

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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


Translations for mature

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

mature(adjective)

(having the qualities of someone who, or something that, is) fully grown or developed

a very mature person.

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