Definition of mature :
1. 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. Come to, or in a state of, completed suppuration.
3. Completely worked out; fully digested or prepared; ready for action; made ready for destined application or use; perfected; as, a mature plan.
4. Hence, to become due, as a note.
5. Of or pertaining to a condition of full development; as, a man of mature years.
6. To advance toward maturity; to become ripe; as, wine matures by age; the judgment matures by age and experience.
7. To bring or hasten to maturity; to promote ripeness in; to ripen; to complete; as, to mature one's plans.
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adult (part of speech: adjective)
manly, sophisticated, experienced, nubile, middle-aged, serious, knowledgeable, full-grown, sedate, adult, reasonable, of age, prepared, developed, young, virile, seasoned, womanly, older, juvenile, grown-up, settled, matronly
aged (part of speech: adjective)
age (part of speech: verb)
- The mature plants are 8- 10 cm. - "Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc.", George Francis Atkinson.
- This reply convinced the baronet that he had not been pre- mature in his judgment, and, with a new- born delight springing in his soul, he inquired why she thought so? - "Thaddeus of Warsaw", Jane Porter.
- He studies the present results of the mature experience of many ages, and then explains the distant past in the light of the present. - "German Problems and Personalities", Charles Sarolea.