Mature Definition

mə-tyo͝or, -to͝or, -cho͝or
matured, matures, maturest, maturing, maturer
adjective
maturest, maturer
Full-grown.
Webster's New World
Having reached a desired or final condition; ripe.
A mature cheese.
American Heritage
Ripe.
Webster's New World
Fully developed.
Webster's New World
Having or showing characteristics, such as patience and prudence, considered typical of well-balanced adulthood.
Mature for her age.
American Heritage
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verb
matured, matures, maturing
To bring to full growth or development, or to ripeness.
Webster's New World
To become fully grown, developed, or ripe.
Webster's New World
To develop or work out fully.
Webster's New World
To evolve toward or reach full development.
American Heritage Medicine
To become due.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Mature

Adjective

Base Form:
mature
Comparative:
maturer
Superlative:
maturest

Origin of Mature

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin mātūrus mā-1 in Indo-European roots

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

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