A group of adults.
- Adult is defined as grown up or something intended for a mature audience or of a mature nature.
A film that is rated NC-17 is an example of an adult movie.
- The definition of an adult is a person who is fully grown or is 18 years of age or older, as specified by the law.
A 20 year old person is an example of an adult.
- mature in age, size, strength, etc.; grown-up
- of or for adult persons: an adult novel
- containing or providing sexually explicit or, esp., pornographic material: adult movies
Origin of adultClassical Latin adultus, past participle of adolescere: see adolescent
- a man or woman who is fully mature; grown-up
- an animal or plant that is fully developed
- a person who has reached the age of majority, now generally 18 years
- One who has attained maturity or legal age.
- Biology A fully grown, mature organism.
- Fully developed and mature.
- Relating to, intended for, or befitting adults: adult education.
- Containing or dealing in explicitly sexual material; pornographic: adult movies.
Origin of adultFrom Latin adultus past participle of adolēscere to grow up ; see adolescent .
(comparative more adult, superlative most adult)
adult - Legal Definition