Adult meaning

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A fully grown, mature organism.
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Containing or dealing in explicitly sexual material; pornographic.

Adult movies.

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Mature in age, size, strength, etc.; grown-up.
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A man or woman who is fully mature; grown-up.
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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.

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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.

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One who has attained maturity or legal age.
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Fully developed and mature.
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Relating to, intended for, or befitting adults.

Adult education.

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Of or for adult persons.

An adult novel.

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Containing or providing sexually explicit or, esp., pornographic material.

Adult movies.

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An animal or plant that is fully developed.
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A fully grown, mature organism.
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Fully developed and mature.
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Relating to, intended for, or befitting adults.

Adult education.

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Fully grown.

An adult human, animal, or plant.

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Intended for adults rather than children.

Adult clothes.

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Containing material of an explicit sexual nature.

Adult content.

An adult movie.

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A person who has reached the age of majority, now generally 18 years.
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One who has attained maturity or legal age.
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A person who has attained the age of majority. See age.
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Origin of adult

  • From Latin adultus past participle of adolēscere to grow up adolescent

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French adulte, Latin adultus (“grown up”), perfect passive participle of adolescō (“I grow up”). Compare adolescent.

    From Wiktionary