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
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