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a·dult

 (ə-dŭlt′, ăd′ŭlt)
n.
1. One who has attained maturity or legal age.
2. Biology A fully grown, mature organism.
adj.
1. Fully developed and mature.
2. Relating to, intended for, or befitting adults: adult education.
3. Containing or dealing in explicitly sexual material; pornographic: adult movies.

[From Latin adultus, past participle of adolēscere, to grow up; see adolescent.]

a·dult′hood′ n.
a·dult′ness n.

adult

(ˈædʌlt; əˈdʌlt)
adj
1. having reached maturity; fully developed
2. of or intended for mature people: adult education.
3. regarded as suitable only for adults, because of being pornographic: adult films and magazines.
n
4. a person who has attained maturity; a grownup
5. (Biology) a mature fully grown animal or plant
6. (Law) law a person who has attained the age of legal majority (18 years for most purposes). Compare infant
[C16: from Latin adultus, from adolēscere to grow up, from alēscere to grow, from alēre to feed, nourish]
ˈadulthood n

a•dult

(əˈdʌlt, ˈæd ʌlt)

adj.
1. having attained full size and strength; grown up; mature.
2. of, pertaining to, or befitting adults.
3.
a. intended only for adults; not suitable for children.
b. pornographic.
n.
4. a person who is fully grown or developed or of age.
5. a person who has attained the legal age of majority.
6. a full-grown animal or plant.
[1525–35 < Latin adultus grown, past participle of adolēre to make grow =ad- ad- + -olēre (akin to al- in aliment, ol- in prolific)]
a•dult′hood, n.
a•dult′like`, adj.
a•dult′ly, adv.
a•dult′ness, n.

a·dult

(ə-dŭlt′, ăd′ŭlt)
An animal or a plant that is fully grown and developed.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adult - a fully developed person from maturity onwardadult - a fully developed person from maturity onward
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
adult body - the body of an adult human being
brachycephalic - an adult with a short broad head
caregiver - a person who is responsible for attending to the needs of a child or dependent adult
catch, match - a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect
centrist, middle of the roader, moderate, moderationist - a person who takes a position in the political center
eccentric, type, character, case - a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities); "a real character"; "a strange character"; "a friendly eccentric"; "the capable type"; "a mental case"
conservative, conservativist - a person who is reluctant to accept changes and new ideas
dolichocephalic - an adult with a long narrow head
elder, senior - a person who is older than you are
ex-spouse - a person who was formerly a spouse
host - a person who invites guests to a social event (such as a party in his or her own home) and who is responsible for them while they are there
important person, influential person, personage - a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events
Jack of all trades - a person able to do a variety of different jobs acceptably well
liberal, liberalist, progressive - a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties
liberal - a person who favors an economic theory of laissez-faire and self-regulating markets
adult male, man - an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus"
militarist, warmonger - a person who advocates war or warlike policies
disarmer, pacificist, pacifist - someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes
patrician - a person of refined upbringing and manners
pledgee - someone to whom a pledge is made or someone with whom something is deposited as a pledge
pledger - someone who makes or gives a pledge
professional, professional person - a person engaged in one of the learned professions
sobersides - a serious and sedate individual
man of the world, sophisticate - a worldly-wise person
homebody, stay-at-home - a person who seldom goes anywhere; one not given to wandering or travel
unemotional person, stoic - someone who is seemingly indifferent to emotions
thoroughbred - a well-bred person
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"
juvenile, juvenile person - a young person, not fully developed
2.adult - any mature animaladult - any mature animal      
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
Adj.1.adult - (of animals) fully developedadult - (of animals) fully developed; "an adult animal"; "a grown woman"
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
mature - having reached full natural growth or development; "a mature cell"
2.adult - designed to arouse lust; "pornographic films and magazines"; "adult movies"
sexy - marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest; "feeling sexy"; "sexy clothes"; "sexy poses"; "a sexy book"; "sexy jokes"

adult

noun
1. grown-up, mature person, person of mature age, grown or grown-up person (man or woman) Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
adjective
1. fully grown, mature, grown-up, of age, ripe, fully fledged, fully developed, full grown a pair of adult birds
2. pornographic, blue, dirty, offensive, sexy, erotic, porn (informal), obscene, taboo, filthy, indecent, sensual, hard-core, lewd, carnal, porno (informal), X-rated (informal), salacious, prurient, smutty She was the adult film industry's hottest property.

adult

adjective
Having reached full growth and development:
Idiom: of age.
Translations
بَالِغنَاضِج، بَالِغ،رَاشِدإنْسَان بَالِغ، رَاشِد
dospělýdospělý člověkdospělý mužzralý
voksenfuldvoksenmoden
aikuinen
odrasla osoba
felnőttkifejlett
fullorðinnfullorîinnfullorîinn, fulltíîaòroskaîur, fullorîins-
大人
성인
suaugęssuaugęs žmogussuaugusio žmogaus
pieaudzispieaudzis cilvēkspieauguša-pieaugušais
adult
odraselodrasla oseba
vuxen
ผู้ใหญ่
yetişkinaklı başındabüyükergin kimseerişkin
người trưởng thành

adult

[ˈædʌlt]
A. ADJ
1. [person] → adulto, mayor; [animal] → adulto
2. (= explicit) [film, book] → para adultos
3. (= mature) → maduro, adulto
to be adult about sthcomportarse como una persona adulta/como personas adultas con respecto a algo
B. Nadulto/a m/f
"adults only" (Cine) → autorizado para mayores de 18 años
C. CPD adult education Neducación f para adultos

adult

[ˈædʌlt əˈdʌlt]
nadulte mf
adj
(not child, not juvenile) [person, animal] → adulte
(= grown-up) [life] → d'adulte
Let's be adult about this → Comportons nous en adultes.
(for adults) [film, magazine, entertainment] → pour adultesadult education nformation f continue

adult

[, (US)]
nErwachsene(r) mf; adults onlynur für Erwachsene
adj
personerwachsen; animalausgewachsen; adult male (Zool) → ausgewachsenes Männchen; he spent his adult life in New Yorker hat sein Leben als Erwachsener in New York verbracht
(= for adults) book, film, classesfür Erwachsene; adult classesKurse plfür Erwachsene; adult educationErwachsenenbildung f
(= mature) decisionreif; we were very adult about itwir waren sehr ruhig und vernünftig

adult

[ˈædʌlt]
1. adj (person, animal) → adulto/a; (behaviour) → da adulto; (film, book) → per adulti
2. nadulto/a
"adults only" → "vietato ai minori di 18 anni"

adult

(ˈӕdalt) , ((especially American) əˈdalt) adjective
1. fully grown. an adult gorilla.
2. mature. adult behaviour.
noun
a fully grown human being. That film is suitable only for adults.

adult

بَالِغ dospělý muž voksen Erwachsener ενήλικος adulto aikuinen adulte odrasla osoba adulto 大人 성인 volwassene voksen dorosły adulto взрослый vuxen ผู้ใหญ่ yetişkin người trưởng thành 成年人

a·dult

n., a. adulto-a.

adult

adj & n adulto -ta mf
References in classic literature ?
There were twelve in all in the party, five adults and six children-- and Ona, who was a little of both.
Although my book is intended mainly for the en- tertainment of boys and girls, I hope it will not be shunned by men and women on that account, for part of my plan has been to try to pleasantly remind adults of what they once were themselves, and of how they felt and thought and talked, and what queer enterprises they sometimes engaged in.
Further, the heads of the adults are not so out of proportion to their bodies as in the case of the young.
Eliot gave them occasionally an apple or a cake; and the adults were requested to repeat to them the instructions that had been given.
There were, as I say, five of them, two being adults and three young ones.
All these young souls were passengers in the Durbeyfield ship--entirely dependent on the judgement of the two Durbeyfield adults for their pleasures, their necessities, their health, even their existence.
Feeding with the herd were many of the little fellows not much larger than those which remained attached to their parents, and from the young of that size the herd graded up to the immense adults.
Some of the adults lay prone upon the soft mat of dead and decaying vegetation which covered the ground, while others turned over pieces of fallen branches and clods of earth in search of the small bugs and reptiles which formed a part of their food.
As to adults, laymen that is to say, he had never touched them.
There were several adults to-day," he assured her with a faint flush; but when she tossed her head he had not a word of reproof for her.
SHEA had just beaten me at chess, as usual, and, also as usual, I had gleaned what questionable satisfaction I might by twitting him with this indication of failing mentality by calling his attention to the nth time to that theory, propounded by certain scientists, which is based upon the assertion that phenomenal chess players are always found to be from the ranks of children under twelve, adults over seventy-two or the mentally defective--a theory that is lightly ignored upon those rare occasions that I win.
Many of the adults had been little apes during his boyhood.