Definitions of mature

  1. ( of birds) having developed feathers or plumage; often used in combination
  2. develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation; " He matured fast"; " The child grew fast"
  3. develop and work out fully in one's mind; " I need to mature my thoughts"
  4. fully considered and perfected; " mature plans"
  5. having reached full natural growth or development; " a mature cell"
  6. characteristic of maturity; " mature for her age"
  7. fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used; " ripe peaches"; " full- bodies mature wines"
  8. cause to ripen and discharge pus; " The oil suppurates the pustules"
  9. cause to ripen or develop fully; " The sun ripens the fruit"; " Age matures a good wine"
  10. grow old or older; " She aged gracefully"; " we age every day-- what a depressing thought!"; " Young men senesce"
  11. become due for repayment; " These bonds mature in 2005"
  12. Brought by natural process to completeness of growth and development; fitted by growth and development for any function, action, or state, appropriate to its kind; full- grown; ripe.
  13. Completely worked out; fully digested or prepared; ready for action; made ready for destined application or use; perfected; as, a mature plan.
  14. Of or pertaining to a condition of full development; as, a man of mature years.
  15. Come to, or in a state of, completed suppuration.
  16. To bring or hasten to maturity; to promote ripeness in; to ripen; to complete; as, to mature one's plans.
  17. To advance toward maturity; to become ripe; as, wine matures by age; the judgment matures by age and experience.
  18. Hence, to become due, as a note.
  19. To become ripe.
  20. To bring or hasten to full growth.
  21. Ripe; full- grown; completely developed; perfected; ready for use.
  22. Maturely.
  23. maturer.
  24. Maturest.
  25. 1. To come to maturity. 2. Fully developed; ripe, mature.
  26. Grown to its full size: perfected: ripe: ( med.) come to suppuration: fully digested, as a plan.
  27. To ripen: to bring to perfection: to prepare for use.
  28. To become ripe: to become payable, as a bill.
  30. Full- grown; ripe; perfected.
  31. To become ripe; fall due.
  32. To ripen; perfect.
  33. To cause to ripen; bring to maturity.
  34. To become ripe; develop; become due.
  35. Fully developed; ripe.
  36. Com. Due and payable.
  37. To ripen; to bring to perfection.
  38. Perfected in growth or development; ripe; completed: ready; come to suppuration; now payable.
  39. To become ripe; to become payable.
  40. Ripe; arrived at fulness or completion; well digested and ready for execution, as a scheme.
  41. To promote ripeness; to advance toward ripeness or perfection; to become ripe.

Quotes of mature

  1. I love that men like to look at women, that they love sports, that they need to know the inner workings of mechanical objects. I love the whole makeup of men- that they never mature and are always just boys. – Krista Allen
  2. Golf is played by twenty million mature American men whose wives think they are out having fun. – Jim Bishop
  3. So many people comment that I'm much more mature than average. In this business, you can get taken advantage of if you're not aware and you're not tough. – Amanda Bynes
  4. Each kid has a different level of expertise and some of them are very raw and inexperienced and some are incredibly mature and experienced. So you just have to go with what they are rather than have some abstract technique that you're going to try to apply to them. – David Cronenberg
  5. I'm a more mature actress now. – Eliza Dushku
  6. And I hope that five years and 10 years from now, I'll be a better man, a more mature man, a wiser man, a more humble man and a more spirited man to serve the good of my people and the good of humanity. – Louis Farrakhan
  7. I think the dot -com boom and bust represented the end of the beginning. The industry is more mature today. – Carly Fiorina
  8. Not that being so mature is a bad thing, but there are times to be mature and there are times to be loose. – David Gallagher
  9. I decided it was time to pay tribute to my own songs, to give them the opportunity to mature and be adult. – Nanci Griffith
  10. When we become a really mature grown -up, wise society, we will put teachers at the center of the community, where they belong. We don't honor them enough, we don't pay them enough. – Charles Kuralt
  11. Manners easily and rapidly mature into morals. – Horace Mann
  12. It is not the young people that degenerate; they are not spoiled till those of mature age are already sunk into corruption. – Charles de Montesquieu
  13. I never wanted to be aligned to a mature group because they go off and become politicians and stuff. – Richard O'Brien
  14. I think that every band tries to mature their sound through their existence, you know? – Adam Rich
  15. An enormous part of our mature experience cannot not be expressed in words. – Alfred North Whitehead

Usage examples for mature

  1. I suppose this change would have come in any circumstances, after a while, for girls of seventeen are generally more mature than boys of the same age; but the change was more decided in Shenac because of the care that had fallen on her so early. – Shenac's Work at Home by Margaret Murray Robertson
  2. She regarded him an instant with sudden, very mature gaze. – A Man and His Money by Frederic Stewart Isham
  3. After getting herself up in her most mature fashion to be mistaken for Sissy! – The Madigans by Miriam Michelson
  4. It is not mature enough yet to be called a plan. – The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846 by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
  5. " Well, we needn't give it out to the press; at least, not until after mature consideration," he declared when they had reached the end of Partow's appeal. – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
  6. Many a man in this day, long familiar with Christian teaching, has found himself made over again in mature life, when his heart has grasped Christ. – The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon by Alexander Maclaren
  7. Before Yezonkai had time to mature his plans for his new invasion of Katay, he fell sick and died. – Genghis Khan, Makers of History Series by Jacob Abbott
  8. In the very nature of things it is impossible for a man to keep up his youthful pace in his mature age, for, as we have frequently observed, you can't go fast far. – Dollars and Sense by Col. Wm. C. Hunter
  9. If the gardener, or a pretty girl- cousin of the mature age of fourteen, would put the worm on, I did not " much mind" fishing with it. – Angling Sketches by Andrew Lang
  10. In fact, he declared that Russia would not be buying bonds that do not mature for twelve years to come. – The Prince of Graustark by George Barr McCutcheon
  11. Would he mature and take his place in society? – Cost of Living by Robert Sheckley
  12. Experiments have been made with mature University students by which they have been kept awake ninety- six hours. – Four-Dimensional Vistas by Claude Fayette Bragdon
  13. Which seems to mature most quickly? – Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study by Ontario Ministry of Education
  14. He also knew how to prize her beauty and her singing, but the ardent passion which had taken possession of him in his mature years was for Cleopatra alone. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  15. " Yes, I know, my dear," the woman replied, and her mature face glowed tenderly. – Gold Out of Celebes by Aylward Edward Dingle
  16. Mature males were numerous in the area and she was visited by at least two. – Ecological Observations on the Woodrat, Neotoma floridana by Henry S. Fitch Dennis G. Rainey
  17. Lily would have deemed that she was a very mature woman, who had seen life and much of it. – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
  18. It is surely worthy of remark that the chief leaders of the Evangelical Revival were converted in mature life, not after a wild and reckless, but after a more than commonly religious youth. – Fletcher of Madeley by Frederic W. Macdonald
  19. But ask any of these girls, in her mature years, when her own daughters are growing up around her, if she wants them to pass through the same experiences. – What a Young Woman Ought to Know by Mary Wood-Allen
  20. " But you can't go to the mill," I said, with the mature authority of six. – Neighbours by Robert Stead

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