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This page has 25 definitions of mature with English translations in 6 languages. Mature is an adjective, verb and noun. Examples of how to use mature in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .
English mature definition
- (UK) IPA(key): /məˈtjʊə/, /məˈt͡ʃʊə/, /məˈt͡ʃɔː/
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- (US) IPA(key): /məˈt͡ʃʊ(ə)ɹ/, /məˈt͡ʃɝ/, /məˈt(j)ʊəɹ/
- Rhymes: -ʊə(ɹ), -ɜː(ɹ), -ɔː(ɹ)
- Fully developed; grown up in terms of physical appearance, behaviour or thinking; ripe.
- She is quite mature for her age.
- The excellent mature eggplants grown in the garden plot are quickly being being picked up by family and friends.
- Brought to a state of complete readiness.
- a mature plan
- Profound; careful.
- The headmaster decided to expel the boy after a mature consideration.
- (medicine, obsolete) Come to, or in a state of, completed suppuration.
- (television, film) Suitable for adults only, due to sexual themes, violence, etc.
- mature content
- (grown up in terms of physical appearance): adult, grown; see also Thesaurus:full-grown
- (grown up in terms of behaviour or thinking): adultish, grown up; see also Thesaurus:mature
- (suitable for adults only): adult; see also Thesaurus:for adults
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- (intransitive) To proceed toward maturity: full development or completion (either of concrete or of abstract things, e.g. plans, judgments, qualities).
- (intransitive, of food, especially fruit) To attain maturity, to become mature or ripe.
- 1670, Evelyn, John, chapter 35, in Sylva, or, A Discourse of Forest-trees, London, page 246:
- […] Trees […] have alwayes Fruit upon them, ripe, or preparing to mature;
- (transitive) To bring (something) to maturity, full development, or completion.
- (transitive) To make (something, e.g. fruit) ripe or mature.
- 2009, Findlay, Hugh, Practical Gardening, Vegetables and Fruits:
- There are certain vegetables like the tomato which require a long period to mature the fruit, and these must be started several weeks before the frosts have passed.
- Synonym: ripen
- (intransitive, of a person) To proceed toward or become mature or full-grown, either physically or psychologically; to gain experience or wisdom with age.
- (transitive) To make (someone) mature.
- Synonyms: see Thesaurus:make older
- (intransitive, finance) To reach the date when payment is due.
- When the bond matures, the full face value is payable to its bearer.
- mature up
French mature definition
mature (plural matures)
- (of a person) mature
- inflection of :
- “mature”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
Italian mature definition
mature f pl
Latin mature definition
- “mature”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- “mature”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- mature in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
Middle English mature definition
- English: mature
- Alternative form of
- Alternative form of
Portuguese mature definition