HyperDic: mature

English > 11 senses of the word mature:
ADJECTIVEallmaturecharacteristic of maturity
allmature, maturedfully considered and perfected
allmaturehaving reached full natural growth or development
allmature, ripefully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used
allmature, fledged(of birds) having developed feathers or plumage
VERBchangemature, maturate, growdevelop and reach maturity
communicationmaturedevelop and work out fully in one's mind
changematurebecome due for repayment
changemature, ripencause to ripen or develop fully
changemature, senesce, age, get on, maturategrow old or older
bodymature, suppuratecause to ripen and discharge pus
mature > pronunciation
Soundsmahchuh'r; mahtyuh'r
Rhymesallure ... Ur: 39 rhymes with uhr...
English > mature: 11 senses > adjective 1
Meaningcharacteristic of maturity.
Example"mature for her age"
Narrowerautumnalcharacteristic of late maturity verging on decline
ripeAt the highest point of development especially in judgment or knowledge
Oppositeimmaturecharacteristic of a lack of maturity
Spanishmaduro
Catalanmadur
Adverbsmaturelyin a mature manner
English > mature: 11 senses > adjective 2
Meaningfully considered and perfected.
Example"mature plans"
Synonymmatured
Broaderdevelopedchanged over time so as to be e.g. stronger or more complete or more useful
Spanishmaduro
English > mature: 11 senses > adjective 3
MeaningHaving reached full natural growth or development.
Example"a mature cell"
Attribute ofageHow long something has existed
maturity, maturenessstate of being mature / mature
Narrowerabloom, efflorescentBursting into flower
adult, big, full-grown, fully grown, grown, grownup(of animals) fully developed
fruitingcapable of bearing fruit
full-blown, maturedfully ripe
headedOf leafy vegetables
marriageable, nubileOf girls or women who are eligible to marry
overblownPast the stage / stage of full bloom
prime, meridianAt the best stage / stage of development
See alsofull-termgestated for the entire duration of normal pregnancy
old(used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age
Oppositeimmaturenot yet mature
Spanishmaduro
Catalanmadur
Nounsmaturity, maturenessstate of being mature / mature
maturitythe period of time in your life after your physical growth has stopped and you are fully developed
English > mature: 11 senses > adjective 4
Meaningfully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used.
Example "full-bodied mature wines"
Synonymripe
Narroweraged, ripenedOf wines, fruit, cheeses
mellow, mellowedHaving a full and pleasing flavor through proper aging
overripeToo ripe and beginning to turn soft
Oppositegreen, unripe, unripened, immaturenot fully developed or mature
Spanishcurado, madura, maduro
Catalanmadur, madura
Nounsmaturenessstate of being mature / mature
English > mature: 11 senses > adjective 5
Meaning(of birds) having developed feathers or plumage; often used in combination.
Synonymfledged
Narrowerfledgling, fledgeling(of a young bird) having acquired its flight feathers
full-fledged, fully fledged(of a bird) having reached full development with fully grown adult plumage
Oppositeunfledged, immature(of birds) not yet having developed feathers
Spanishplumado
Nounsmaturity, maturenessstate of being mature / mature
English > mature: 11 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningDevelop and reach maturity; undergo maturation.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
ModelSam and Sue mature
Example"He matured fast"
Synonymsmaturate, grow
Entailssenesce, age, get on, mature, maturateGrow old or older
Narrowerfind oneself, findAccept and make use of one's personality, abilities, and situation
grow upBecome an adult
ripenGrow ripe
BroaderdevelopGrow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment
Spanishcrecer, cultivar, hacerse, madurar
Catalancréixer, cultivar, fer-se, madurar
Nounsmaturation, maturementcoming to full development
English > mature: 11 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningDevelop and work out fully in one's mind.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"I need to mature my thoughts"
Broaderexplicate, formulate, developelaborate, as of theories and hypotheses
Nounsmaturementcoming to full development
English > mature: 11 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningBecome due for repayment.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"These bonds mature in 2005"
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Catalanmadurar
English > mature: 11 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningCause to ripen or develop fully.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example "Age matures a good wine"
Synonymripen
Cause toripenGrow ripe
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishmadurar
Catalanmadurar
Nounsmaturementcoming to full development
English > mature: 11 senses > verb 5, change
MeaningGrow old or older.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymssenesce, age, get on, maturate
Caused byagemake older
Entailed bymature, maturate, growDevelop and reach maturity
NarrowerdoteBe foolish or senile due to old age
fossilize, fossiliseBecome mentally inflexible
turnBecome officially one year older
BroaderdevelopGrow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment
Spanishenvejecer, madurar
Catalanenvellir, madurar
Nounsmaturation(biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically
English > mature: 11 senses > verb 6, body
MeaningCause to ripen and discharge pus.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsuppurate
BroaderdrawCause to localize at one point
Similar tofester, maturate, suppurateripen and generate pus
Catalansupurar
Nounsmaturation(medicine) the formation of morbific matter in an abscess or a vesicle and the discharge of pus

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