What does mature mean?

Definitions for mature
məˈtʊər, -ˈtyʊər, -ˈtʃʊər, -ˈtʃɜrma·ture

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.

Wikipedia

  1. Mature

    Mature is the adjectival form of maturity, which has several meanings.

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

    Etymology: [See Maturate, Mature.]

  2. Mature

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

    Etymology: [See Maturate, Mature.]

  3. Mature

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

    Etymology: [See Maturate, Mature.]

  4. Mature

    come to, or in a state of, completed suppuration

    Etymology: [See Maturate, Mature.]

  5. Mature(verb)

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

    Etymology: [See Maturate, Mature.]

  6. Mature(verb)

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

    Etymology: [See Maturate, Mature.]

  7. Mature(verb)

    hence, to become due, as a note

    Etymology: [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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. mature

    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  
  2. mature

    To 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

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

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How to say mature in sign language?

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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

Examples of mature in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Crowther:

    It will take decades for new forests to mature and achieve this potential, it is vitally important that we protect the forests that exist today, pursue other climate solutions and continue to phase out fossil fuels from our economies in order to avoid dangerous climate change.

  2. Ali Khreis:

    We have a golden opportunity to get out of the crisis of the presidential vacancy and if we don't seize it there will be no president for one year or two years, the terms of the settlement are not yet mature.

  3. Isabelle Kocher:

    So, yes, we are trying to reduce (our exposure) to thermal production, in the United States in particular, in Europe and in all mature markets.

  4. John Byrd:

    We made sure we only brought in really mature experienced people.

  5. Peter De Vries:

    The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds -- they mature slowly.

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