Definitions of mature

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