AskDefine | Define mature

Dictionary Definition

mature adj
1 characteristic of maturity; "mature for her age" [ant: immature]
2 fully considered and perfected; "mature plans" [syn: matured]
3 having reached full natural growth or development; "a mature cell" [ant: immature]
4 fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used; "ripe peaches"; "full-bodies mature wines" [syn: ripe] [ant: green]
5 (of birds) having developed feathers or plumage; often used in combination [syn: fledged] [ant: unfledged]

Verb

1 develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation; "He matured fast"; "The child grew fast" [syn: maturate, grow]
2 develop and work out fully in one's mind; "I need to mature my thoughts"
3 become due for repayment; "These bonds mature in 2005"
4 cause to ripen or develop fully; "The sun ripens the fruit"; "Age matures a good wine" [syn: ripen]
5 grow old or older; "She aged gracefully"; "we age every day--what a depressing thought!"; "Young men senesce" [syn: senesce, age, get on, maturate]
6 cause to ripen and discharge pus; "The oil suppurates the pustules" [syn: suppurate]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Adjective

  1. Fully developed; grown up in terms of physical appearance, behaviour or thinking; ripe.
    She is quite mature for her age.
  2. Profound; careful.
    The headmaster decided to expel the boy after a mature consideration.

Antonyms

grown up profound

Translations

fully developed
  • Czech: vyspělý, vyzrálý
  • Finnish: kypsä
profound; careful
  • Finnish: huolellinen, syvällinen

Verb

  1. To become mature; to ripen.
  2. To gain experience or wisdom with age.

Translations

to become mature; to ripen
  • Finnish: kypsyä
  • German: reifen
  • Italian: maturare
  • Portuguese: amadurecer
to gain experience or wisdom with age
  • Finnish: kypsyä

Related terms

Italian

Adjective

mature p

Extensive Definition

Mature can refer to the following meanings;

See also

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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