- the state of being mature; ripeness: The fruit will reach maturity in a few days.
- full development; perfected condition: maturity of judgment; to bring a plan to maturity.
- the state of being due.
- the time when a note or bill of exchange becomes due.
Origin of maturity
Examples from the Web for maturity
The court ruled she lacked the maturity to make her own medical decisions.Should Teens Have The Right To Die?
January 8, 2015
There are those, however, who don't equate sangfroid and good manners with maturity.Will the Real Jim Palmer Please Stand Up
September 27, 2014
Sometimes when tensions run high, even our esteemed elders show a certain lack of maturity.When Politicos Attack: Six Biggest On-Camera Blow-Ups
January 29, 2014
The Silicon Valley electric car manufacturer has plowed through its adolescence and is showing signs of maturity.Tesla Stock Added to NASDAQ 100 Index
July 9, 2013
“The country has reached a certain level of maturity and is ready to go out and mix with the rest of the world,” says Faena.A Soccer Star, a Queen, and Now a Pope! Argentina’s Having a Very, Very Big Year
March 14, 2013
Though we are not told the age of Lazarus we judge that he was at most no more than in man's maturity.The Conquest of Fear
This earth will not do for a Christian in the maturity of his character.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I
Francis Augustus Cox
It is, indeed, only in maturity that we know how lovely were our earliest years!Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
Claret for youth, say I, sack for maturity, and strong waters in old age.Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
He grinds the grains of maturity or the herbs that make the elixir of life.The Chinese Fairy Book
- the state or quality of being mature; full development
- the date upon which a bill of exchange, bond, note, etc, becomes due for repayment
- the state of a bill, note, etc, when due
Word Origin and History for maturity
early 15c., "maturity of character;" mid-15c., "ripeness," from Middle French maturité and directly from Latin maturitatem (nominative maturitas) "ripeness," from maturus "ripe" (see mature (v.)). Financial sense "state of being due for payment" is from 1815.
- The state or quality of being fully grown or developed.
- The state or quality of being mature.