Definitions for mature
məˈtʊər, -ˈtyʊər, -ˈtʃʊər, -ˈtʃɜrma·ture
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word mature.
characteristic of maturity
"mature for her age"
fully considered and perfected
having reached full natural growth or development
"a mature cell"
fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used
"ripe peaches"; "full-bodied mature wines"
(of birds) having developed feathers or plumage; often used in combination
mature, maturate, growverb
develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation
"He matured fast"; "The child grew fast"
develop and work out fully in one's mind
"I need to mature my thoughts"
become due for repayment
"These bonds mature in 2005"
cause to ripen or develop fully
"The sun ripens the fruit"; "Age matures a good wine"
senesce, age, get on, mature, maturateverb
grow old or older
"She aged gracefully"; "we age every day--what a depressing thought!"; "Young men senesce"
cause to ripen and discharge pus
"The oil suppurates the pustules"
To become mature; to ripen.
To gain experience or wisdom with age.
To reach the date when payment is due
Fully developed; grown up in terms of physical appearance, behaviour or thinking; ripe.
She is quite mature for her age.
The headmaster decided to expel the boy after a mature consideration.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: maturus, Latin.
When once he was mature for man:
In Britain where was he,
That could stand up his parallel,
Or rival object be? William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.
Their prince is a man of learning and virtue, mature in years and experience, who has seldom any vanity to gratify. Joseph Addison, on Italy.
Mature the virgin was of Egypt’s race,
Grace shap’d her limbs, and beauty deck’d her face. Matthew Prior.
How shall I meet, or how accost the sage,
Unskill’d in speech, nor yet mature of age. Alexander Pope, Odys.
This lies glowing, and is mature for the violent breaking out. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.
Here i’ th’ sands
Thee I’ll rake up; and in the mature time,
With this ungracious paper strike the sight
Of the death-practis’d duke. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
To ripen; to advance to ripeness.
Etymology: maturo, Latin.
Pick an apple with a pin full of holes, not deep, and smear it a little with sack, to see if the virtual heat of the wine will not mature it. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist.
Love indulg’d my labours past,
Matures my present, and shall bound my last. Alexander Pope.
Mature is the adjectival form of maturity, which has several meanings.
Mature refers to someone or something that is fully developed physically, emotionally, mentally or in any other aspect. This often entails grown-up behavior, thinking or characteristics and suggests a certain level of wisdom, understanding and responsibility often associated with adulthood. In biology, it refers to an organism or cell that has reached its full natural growth or development. In finance, it refers to a financial obligation that has reached its due date.
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
completely worked out; fully digested or prepared; ready for action; made ready for destined application or use; perfected; as, a mature plan
of or pertaining to a condition of full development; as, a man of mature years
come to, or in a state of, completed suppuration
to bring or hasten to maturity; to promote ripeness in; to ripen; to complete; as, to mature one's plans
to advance toward maturity; to become ripe; as, wine matures by age; the judgment matures by age and experience
hence, to become due, as a note
Etymology: [See Maturate, Mature.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
A natural process of development.
The children are so well behaved, mature and have such wisdom in their souls.
Submitted by MaryC on April 26, 2020
Be respectful, responsible and act with accountability and wisdom.
Children are very mature these days and behave to beautifully.
Submitted by MaryC on March 22, 2020
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'mature' in Adjectives Frequency: #746
The numerical value of mature in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of mature in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Officer Daniel Pantaleo's a model of what we want a police officer to be, officer Daniel Pantaleo's a mature, mature police officer, motivated by serving the community. Officer Daniel Pantaleo literally is Officer Daniel Pantaleo.
Imagination grows by exercise and contrary to common belief is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
If you can’t legally buy a beer in Florida, why should you be able to legally obtain a weapon of war that can kill people? If you are not mature to consume alcohol, why would you then be mature enough to handle a firearm?
Immature poets imitate mature poets steal.
Infantile love follows the principle: “I love because I am loved.” Mature love follows the principle: “I am loved because I love.” Immature love says: “I love you because I need you.” Mature love says: “I need you because I love you.”
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- راشد, معتق, ناضجArabic
- madur, madurar, raonat, vencer, madura, raonadaCatalan, Valencian
- dospělý, zralýCzech
- reiflich, gereift, reifen, reifGerman
- vencer, madurar, maduro, curadoSpanish
- syvällinen, kypsä, kypsyä, huolellinenFinnish
- mûr, mûre, mature, s'affiner, mûrir, arriver à échéanceFrench
- abaich, inbheachScottish Gaelic
- maturo, maturareItalian
- 円熟, 成熟, 成長Japanese
- vervallen, volwassen worden, rijpenDutch
- amadurecer, maduroPortuguese
- развитой, зрeлый, разумный, продуманный, взрослыйRussian
- mogna, mogenSwedish
- tekamül etmek, oldurmak, reşit, ergin, olgunlaşmak, olgun, vadesi gelmek, kamil, erişkin, yetişkin, erginleşmekTurkish
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