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    mature

    mature - Dictionary definition and meaning for word mature

    Definition
    (verb) develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation
    Synonyms : grow , maturate
    Example Sentence
    • He matured fast
    • The child grew fast
    Definition
    (verb) develop and work out fully in one's mind
    Example Sentence
    • I need to mature my thoughts
    Definition
    (verb) become due for repayment
    Example Sentence
    • These bonds mature in 2005
    Definition
    (verb) cause to ripen or develop fully
    Synonyms : ripen
    Example Sentence
    • The sun ripens the fruit
    • Age matures a good wine
    Definition
    (verb) grow old or older
    Synonyms : age , get on , maturate , senesce
    Example Sentence
    • She aged gracefully
    • we age every day--what a depressing thought!
    • Young men senesce
    Definition
    (verb) cause to ripen and discharge pus
    Synonyms : suppurate
    Example Sentence
    • The oil suppurates the pustules
    Definition
    (adj) characteristic of maturity
    Example Sentence
    • mature for her age
    Definition
    (adj) fully considered and perfected
    Synonyms : matured
    Example Sentence
    • mature plans
    Definition
    (adj) having reached full natural growth or development
    Example Sentence
    • a mature cell
    Definition
    (adj) fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used
    Synonyms : ripe
    Example Sentence
    • ripe peaches
    • full-bodied mature wines
    Definition
    (adj) (of birds) having developed feathers or plumage; often used in combination
    Synonyms : fledged
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