adjective, ma·tur·er, ma·tur·est.
- having attained definitive form or function, as by maturation of an epithelium from a basal layer.
- having attained the end stage of a normal or abnormal biological process: a mature boil.
verb (used with object), ma·tured, ma·tur·ing.
verb (used without object), ma·tured, ma·tur·ing.
Origin of mature
SYNONYMS FOR mature
Examples from the Web for mature
Doctors have long wrestled with the age of consent when it comes to mature adolescents.
But if you have a hearing and you prove that someone is mature enough, well then that state interest evaporates.
His mature wit and poetic style drew in those around him and we connected instantly.
[But] it is permissible to separate them if the children are grown and mature.
The mixing of mature and innocent can make people uncomfortable, which is often what Boyfriend wants.
That child was as truly an object of reverence to us as any patient sufferer of mature age.Household Education|Harriet Martineau
The Cotswold mature young, and the flesh will vary in weight from fifteen to thirty pounds per quarter.Soil Culture|J. H. Walden
Her mature admirer did not resent this, but stood really abashed and disconcerted.True and Other Stories|George Parsons Lathrop
The strongly opposed and long suppressed book on Germany is the most mature production of Mme. de Stal's culture and intellect.
If we give our enemies time to mature their plans, all will be lost.Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia|L. Mhlbach,
British Dictionary definitions for mature
- fully developed or differentiateda mature cell
- fully grown; adulta mature animal