adulthood


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adulthood - the period of time in your life after your physical growth has stopped and you are fully developedadulthood - the period of time in your life after your physical growth has stopped and you are fully developed
time of life - a period of time during which a person is normally in a particular life state
teens - the time of life between the ages of 12 and 20
mid-twenties, twenties - the time of life between 20 and 30
mid-thirties, thirties, thirty-something - the time of life between 30 and 40
forties, mid-forties - the time of life between 40 and 50
mid-fifties, fifties - the time of life between 50 and 60
legal age, majority - the age at which persons are considered competent to manage their own affairs
prime of life, prime - the time of maturity when power and vigor are greatest
drinking age - the age at which is legal for a person to buy alcoholic beverages
voting age - the age at which a person is old enough to vote in public elections
middle age - the time of life between youth and old age (e.g., between 40 and 60 years of age)
2.adulthood - the state (and responsibilities) of a person who has attained maturityadulthood - the state (and responsibilities) of a person who has attained maturity
matureness, maturity - state of being mature; full development
manhood - the state of being a man; manly qualities
parentage, parenthood - the state of being a parent; "to everyone's surprise, parenthood reformed the man"
muliebrity, womanhood - the state of being an adult woman

adulthood

noun maturity, manhood or womanhood, majority, completion, fullness, maturation, full bloom, ripeness, full growth, matureness Few people maintain friendships into adulthood.
Translations
dospělost
aikuisuustäysi-ikäisyys
odraslost

adulthood

[ˈædʌlthʊd] Nadultez f, mayoría f de edad, edad f adulta

adulthood

[ˈædʌlthʊd] nâge m adulte
to survive into adulthood → vivre jusqu'à l'âge adulteadult literacy
modif
adult literacy classes → cours mpl d'alphabétisation pour adultes

adulthood

[, (US)]
nErwachsenenalter nt; to reach adulthooderwachsen werden

adulthood

[əˈdʌlthʊd] netà adulta

adulthood

n edad adulta
References in classic literature ?
The Youth, advanced to adulthood, proceeded to steal things of still greater value.
Naushina Rahman: Elgin High School u Social Studies History/Young Adolescence and Young Adulthood.
Even a small to moderate amount of drinking alcohol during pregnancy may produce significant amount of anxiety in newborns, especially males, lasting through adolescence and into adulthood.
Emerging Adulthood is a time of life when many different directions remain possible, when little about the future has been decided for certain" (Arnett, 2000, p.
Using a childrenAEs rights and social inclusion framework and qualitative research conducted from 2009 to 2013 in Beijing, Shanxi, Xinjiang, and Guangxi, this volume examines the transition to adulthood of young people leaving state care in China, whether socioeconomic outcomes are different for those who have lived in foster care in comparison to institutional care, and how children in state care, particularly those with disabilities, experience their transition to adulthood, as well as the impact of their childhood on that experience, especially the use of foster and other alternative care.
New research suggests that children who are overweight have a greater risk of suffering from depression into adulthood.
These life course persistent offenders do not desist, but instead continue their involvement in offending through adulthood.
4) Adulthood obesity is a global health concern, which has consistently been associated with insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, asthma, stroke, osteoarthritis, and various types of cancers.
Historians' tendency to separate the private and public spheres when considering citizenship has led to a historiography that has overlooked the political significance of adulthood in framing both private and public hierarchies.
For example, middle children predicted more closeness with their siblings in middle and older adulthood versus youngest children.
The researchers found no support for the idea that exposure to infections in childhood can result in higher mortality risk during adulthood.
Poor mental health in childhood may lower the chances of success in adulthood, a new study suggests.