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
Antonyms for mature
Related Words for maturedcultured, cultivated, grown, prime, experienced, complete, considered, developed, prepared, aged, perfected, advanced, mellowed, reasoned, consummated, evolved, full-blown, full-grown, ripe
Examples from the Web for matured
Contemporary Examples of matured
How much do you think he has matured over the course of the first season, and going into the new one?Imagine Andy Samberg as Your Best Man
September 29, 2014
As a post-Cold War figure who matured through “movements,” Barack Obama is drawing from a distinct tradition.How Obama's Shallow Worldview Failed Us
August 29, 2014
All of the whisky used in both types of scotch must be matured in Scotland and aged for a minimum of three years in oak casks.Don't Be a Single-Malt Scotch Snob
August 9, 2014
I've been thinking about it for a while and waited for the right time, and now it's matured.Model Suki Waterhouse Lands Major Movie Role; Giambattista Valli Launches Second Ready-to-Wear Line
The Fashion Beast Team
May 30, 2014
As India gained freedom, and matured into herself, the Imperial began to fall apart.An Indian Icon Reborn: The Imperial Hotel Reclaims Its Glory Days
May 13, 2014
Historical Examples of matured
It was matured and continued by the Declaration of Independence in 1776.
"Tonight," replied von Horn, and together they matured their plans.The Monster Men
Edgar Rice Burroughs
In those few months my mind had matured and the brusqueness of my will was softened.My Double Life
His long hair and flowing beard were the color of matured hay.The Night Riders
On the other hand, many who matured slowly have continued to advance.The Curse of Education
Harold E. Gorst
- fully developed or differentiateda mature cell
- fully grown; adulta mature animal
Word Origin for mature
mid-15c., "ripe," also "careful, well-considered," from Latin maturus "ripe, timely, early" (see mature (v.)).
late 14c., "encourage suppuration;" mid-15c. "bring to maturity," from Latin maturare "to ripen, bring to maturity," from maturus "ripe, timely, early," related to manus "good" and mane "early, of the morning," from PIE root *ma- "good," with derivatives meaning "occurring at a good moment, timely, seasonable, early." Meaning "come or bring to maturity" is from 1620s. The financial sense of "reach the time for payment" is from 1861. Related: Matured; maturing.