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ma·ture

 (mə-tyo͝or′, -to͝or′, -cho͝or′)
adj. ma·tur·er, ma·tur·est
1.
a. Having reached full natural growth or development: a mature cell.
b. Having reached a desired or final condition; ripe: a mature cheese.
2. Having or showing characteristics, such as patience and prudence, considered typical of well-balanced adulthood: mature for her age.
3.
a. Suitable or intended for adults: mature subject matter.
b. Composed of adults: a mature audience.
4. Worked out fully by the mind; considered: a mature plan of action.
5. Having reached the limit of its time; due: a mature bond.
6. No longer subject to great expansion or development. Used of an industry, market, or product.
7. Geology Having reached maximum development of form. Used of streams and landforms.
v. ma·tured, ma·tur·ing, ma·tures
v.tr.
1. To bring to full development; ripen.
2. To work out fully in the mind: "able to digest and mature my thoughts for my own mind only" (John Stuart Mill).
v.intr.
1. To evolve toward or reach full development: The child's judgment matures as she grows older.
2. To become due. Used of notes and bonds.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin mātūrus; see mā- in Indo-European roots.]

ma·ture′ly adv.
ma·ture′ness n.

mature

(məˈtjʊə; -ˈtʃʊə)
adj
1. relatively advanced physically, mentally, emotionally, etc; grown-up
2. (of plans, theories, etc) fully considered; perfected
3. (Banking & Finance) due or payable: a mature debenture.
4. (Biology) biology
a. fully developed or differentiated: a mature cell.
b. fully grown; adult: a mature animal.
5. (Cookery) (of fruit, wine, cheese, etc) ripe or fully aged
6. (Physical Geography) (of a river valley or land surface) in the middle stage of the cycle of erosion, characterized by meanders, maximum relief, etc. See also youthful4, old18
vb
7. to make or become mature
8. (Banking & Finance) (intr) (of notes, bonds, etc) to become due for payment or repayment
[C15: from Latin mātūrus early, developed]
maˈturely adv
maˈtureness n

ma•ture

(məˈtʊər, -ˈtyʊər, -ˈtʃʊər, -ˈtʃɜr)

adj. -tur•er, -tur•est, adj.
1. fully developed in body or mind.
2. complete in natural growth or development: mature plants.
3.
a. ripe: mature peaches.
b. fully aged: mature wine.
4. expressive of maturity: a mature appearance.
5. completed: mature plans.
6. no longer developing or expanding: mature technologies.
7. intended for adults: mature movies.
8. composed of adults: mature audiences.
9. payable; due: a mature bond.
v.t.
10. to make ripe, as fruit.
11. to bring to full development: Experience has matured him.
12. to complete; perfect.
v.i.
13. to become mature; ripen.
14. to come to full development.
15. to become due.
[1400–50; < Latin mātūrus ripe, timely, early]
ma•ture′ly, adv.
ma•ture′ness, n.
ma•tur′er, n.

mature


Past participle: matured
Gerund: maturing

Imperative
mature
mature
Present
I mature
you mature
he/she/it matures
we mature
you mature
they mature
Preterite
I matured
you matured
he/she/it matured
we matured
you matured
they matured
Present Continuous
I am maturing
you are maturing
he/she/it is maturing
we are maturing
you are maturing
they are maturing
Present Perfect
I have matured
you have matured
he/she/it has matured
we have matured
you have matured
they have matured
Past Continuous
I was maturing
you were maturing
he/she/it was maturing
we were maturing
you were maturing
they were maturing
Past Perfect
I had matured
you had matured
he/she/it had matured
we had matured
you had matured
they had matured
Future
I will mature
you will mature
he/she/it will mature
we will mature
you will mature
they will mature
Future Perfect
I will have matured
you will have matured
he/she/it will have matured
we will have matured
you will have matured
they will have matured
Future Continuous
I will be maturing
you will be maturing
he/she/it will be maturing
we will be maturing
you will be maturing
they will be maturing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been maturing
you have been maturing
he/she/it has been maturing
we have been maturing
you have been maturing
they have been maturing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been maturing
you will have been maturing
he/she/it will have been maturing
we will have been maturing
you will have been maturing
they will have been maturing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been maturing
you had been maturing
he/she/it had been maturing
we had been maturing
you had been maturing
they had been maturing
Conditional
I would mature
you would mature
he/she/it would mature
we would mature
you would mature
they would mature
Past Conditional
I would have matured
you would have matured
he/she/it would have matured
we would have matured
you would have matured
they would have matured
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.mature - develop and reach maturitymature - develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation; "He matured fast"; "The child grew fast"
ripen - grow ripe; "The plums ripen in July"
find oneself, find - accept and make use of one's personality, abilities, and situation; "My son went to Berkeley to find himself"
develop - grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment; "A flower developed on the branch"; "The country developed into a mighty superpower"; "The embryo develops into a fetus"; "This situation has developed over a long time"
grow up - become an adult
2.mature - develop and work out fully in one's mind; "I need to mature my thoughts"
formulate, explicate, develop - elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses; "Could you develop the ideas in your thesis"
3.mature - become due for repaymentmature - become due for repayment; "These bonds mature in 2005"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
4.mature - cause to ripen or develop fully; "The sun ripens the fruit"; "Age matures a good wine"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
5.mature - grow old or oldermature - grow old or older; "She aged gracefully"; "we age every day--what a depressing thought!"; "Young men senesce"
turn - become officially one year older; "She is turning 50 this year"
fossilise, fossilize - become mentally inflexible
develop - grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment; "A flower developed on the branch"; "The country developed into a mighty superpower"; "The embryo develops into a fetus"; "This situation has developed over a long time"
dote - be foolish or senile due to old age
6.mature - cause to ripen and discharge pus; "The oil suppurates the pustules"
fester, suppurate, maturate - ripen and generate pus; "her wounds are festering"
draw - cause to localize at one point; "Draw blood and pus"
Adj.1.mature - characteristic of maturitymature - characteristic of maturity; "mature for her age"
immature - characteristic of a lack of maturity; "immature behavior"
2.mature - fully considered and perfected; "mature plans"
developed - being changed over time so as to be e.g. stronger or more complete or more useful; "the developed qualities of the Hellenic outlook"; "they have very small limbs with only two fully developed toes on each"
3.mature - having reached full natural growth or development; "a mature cell"
old - (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age; "his mother is very old"; "a ripe old age"; "how old are you?"
immature - not yet mature
4.mature - fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used; "ripe peaches"; "full-bodied mature wines"
5.mature - (of birds) having developed feathers or plumagemature - (of birds) having developed feathers or plumage; often used in combination

mature

verb
1. develop, grow up, bloom, blossom, come of age, become adult, age, reach adulthood, maturate young girls who have not yet matured
2. evolve, develop, improved, grown, thrive, flourish, bloom, blossom, come to fruition Their songwriting has matured.
3. become a responsible adult, grow up Hopefully after university he will have matured.
4. age, season, perfect, mellow, ripen the cellars where the cheeses are matured
adjective
2. matured, seasoned, ripe, mellow, ripened grate some mature cheddar cheese
3. grown-up, adult, grown, of age, full-blown, fully fledged, fully-developed, full-grown Here is the voice of a mature man, expressing sorrow for a lost ideal.
grown-up immature, young, adolescent, juvenile, youthful, unfinished, incomplete, green, childish, undeveloped, puerile, unripe, unperfected

mature

verb
To bring or come to full development:
adjective
Having reached full growth and development:
Idiom: of age.
Translations
جاهِز للطَّعام أو الشَّرابنَاضِجٌناضِج، تام النُّمويَسْتَحِق الدَّفْعيَنْضُج
vyspělývyzrálýzralýdospětdozrát
modenblive modenblive voksenkomme til udbetalinglagret
kypsäkypsyäsyvällinenhuolellinen
zreo
esedékessé válikmegérik
koma til útborgunaròroskaòroskaîuròroskaîur, tilbúinn
成熟した
성숙한
brandabrandumasbrandžiaiišlaikytassubręsti
beigtiesizturēts, nogatavinātsnobriedisnobriest
nadobudnúť platnosť
dozoretizrel
mogenmogna
โตเต็มที่
olgunolgunlaşmakolmuşvadesi gelmekergin
trưởng thành

mature

[məˈtjʊəʳ]
A. ADJ (maturer (compar) (maturest (superl)))
1. (emotionally) → maduro
she's very mature for her agees muy madura para su edad
2. (physically) [animal, plant] → adulto
to be physically matureestar desarrollado
of mature yearsde edad madura
3. [wine, whisky] → añejo; [cheese] → curado
4. (Fin) [insurance policy, investment] → vencido
B. VI
1. [person] (emotionally) → madurar; [child, young animal] (physically) → desarrollarse
she had matured into a self-possessed young womanse había convertido en una joven dueña de sí misma
her style had not yet maturedsu estilo aún no había madurado
2. [wine, whisky] → añejarse; [cheese] → curarse
3. (Fin) [insurance policy, investment] → vencer
C. VT [+ wine, whisky] → añejar; [+ cheese] → curar
D. CPD mature student Nestudiante mf mayor

mature

[məˈtjʊər]
adj
[person] (in attitude, behaviour)mûr(e)
She's quite mature for her age → Elle est très mûre pour son âge.
[animal] → adulte; [tree] → adulte
[wine] → vieux(vieille); [cheese] → vieux (vieille)before n
mature cheddar cheese → du vieux cheddar
(FINANCE) [market] → arrivé(e) à maturation; [stock, policy] → arrivé(e) à maturation
[style] → mature
vi
[person] → mûrir
[cheese] → s'affiner; [ham] → s'affiner; [wine, brandy] → vieillir
(FINANCE) [stock, policy] → arriver à maturation
[style] → mûrir
vt [+ cheese] → affinermature student nétudiant(e) m/f adulte

mature

adj (+er)
person, mindreif; childverständig, vernünftig; (euph: = middle-aged) → gereift; mature skinreifere Haut; his mind is very maturegeistig ist er schon sehr reif; of mature years, in his/her mature yearsim reiferen or vorgerückten Alter
wineausgereift; sherry, port, cheesereif; fruitreif, ausgereift; plantausgewachsen; plansausgereift; after mature deliberationnach reiflicher Überlegung; his maturer poemsseine reiferen Gedichte
(Comm) bill, debtfällig
vi
(person)heranreifen (geh), → reifer werden; (animal)auswachsen; his character matured during the war yearsder Krieg ließ ihn reifer werden or machte ihn reifer
(wine, cheese)reifen, reif werden
(Comm) → fällig werden
vt
personreifer machen
wine, cheesereifen lassen

mature

[məˈtjʊəʳ]
1. adj (-r (comp) (-st (superl))) (gen) → maturo/a; (cheese) → stagionato/a
he's much more mature → è molto più maturo
2. vi (gen) → maturarsi, maturare (Fin) → maturare, scadere; (cheese) → stagionarsi, stagionare

mature

(məˈtjuə) adjective
1. (having the qualities of someone who, or something that, is) fully grown or developed. a very mature person.
2. (of cheese, wine etc) ready for eating or drinking. a mature cheese.
verb
1. to make or become mature. She matured early.
2. (of an insurance policy) to become due to be paid. My insurance policy matures when I reach sixty-five.
maˈturely adverb
maˈturity noun
maˈtureness noun

mature

نَاضِجٌ vyspělý moden reif ώριμος maduro kypsä mûr zreo maturo 成熟した 성숙한 volwassen moden dojrzały maduro зрелый mogen โตเต็มที่ olgun trưởng thành 成熟的

ma·ture

a. [fruit] maduro-a; sazonado-a.

mature

adj maduro; vi madurar
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If I wasn't too old for such things, I'd rather like to play it over again," said Amy, who began to talk of renouncing childish things at the mature age of twelve.
Man or boy, woman or girl, they had for a moment taken hold of the thing that makes the mature life of men and women in the modern world possible.
It could be seen, however, that her person, though molded with the same exquisite proportions, of which none of the graces were lost by the traveling dress she wore, was rather fuller and more mature than that of her companion.
He had that sense, or inward prophecy, --which a young man had better never have been born than not to have, and a mature man had better die at once than utterly to relinquish,--that we are not doomed to creep on forever in the old bad way, but that, this very now, there are the harbingers abroad of a golden era, to be accomplished in his own lifetime.
It would be greatly for the public behoof if we women, being of mature age and church-members in good repute, should have the handling of such malefactresses as this Hester Prynne.
In truth, a mature man who uses hair-oil, unless medicinally, that man has probably got a quoggy spot in him somewhere.
When arrayed at last in a suit of decent and whole clothing, her hair cropped short to her head, Miss Ophelia, with some satisfaction, said she looked more Christian-like than she did, and in her own mind began to mature some plans for her instruction.
Catherine and Isabella were sitting in the library, on hostile terms, but silent: the latter alarmed at her recent indiscretion, and the disclosure she had made of her secret feelings in a transient fit of passion; the former, on mature consideration, really offended with her companion; and, if she laughed again at her pertness, inclined to make it no laughing matter to her.
The resemblance was not lessened by the accidental circumstance, that the mature Jerry bit and spat out straw, while the twinkling eyes of the youthful Jerry were as restlessly watchful of him as of everything else in Fleet-street.
Every time he resolved within himself, after mature inquiry that it was all a dream, his mind flew back again, like a strong spring released, to its first position, andpresented the same problem to be worked all through, "Was it a dream or not?
The supreme touch of the white rabbit pulling on his white gloves as he hastens is again absolutely the child's vision, but the white rabbit as guide and introducer of Alice's adventures belongs to mature grown insight.
But as I was not in a condition to resent injuries, so upon mature thoughts I began to doubt whether I was injured or no.