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
Examples from the Web for maturing
Contemporary Examples of maturing
It was more the realization that he was maturing, even though he might not realize that.Imagine Andy Samberg as Your Best Man
September 29, 2014
The metro revolution reflects the maturing of U.S. cities and metros in terms of capacity and focus.How Cities Are Fixing America
Bruce Katz, Jennifer Bradley
June 17, 2013
It has to borrow about $4 trillion more to pay off maturing debt.Why is US Debt So . . . Immature?
November 20, 2012
The two tech titans reported disappointing earnings as they try to diversify from their highly profitable, maturing cores.Google and Microsoft Combat Maturing Businesses by Investing in New Areas
October 23, 2012
It is the maturing of British multiculturalism that has made the phenomenon of Laura Johnson, gang chauffeur, possible.Laura Johnson, London’s Poor Little Rich Rioter, Awaits Sentencing
April 30, 2012
Historical Examples of maturing
And twice he had been oblivious to that token of their maturing understanding.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
It is their veil and guard while maturing and strengthening.Ernest Linwood
Caroline Lee Hentz
In both countries the river-water must be used for maturing the crops.Legends Of Babylon And Egypt
Leonard W. King
It is a product of love ties, but only as these flourish in a maturing intimacy.
It was, however, a growth which was five centuries in maturing.
- 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.