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.
- matura diamond,
- maturation arrest,
- maturation division,
- mature bacteriophage,
- mature cataract,
- mature student,
- mature-onset diabetes,
Origin of mature
Examples from the Web for maturing
It was more the realization that he was maturing, even though he might not realize that.
The metro revolution reflects the maturing of U.S. cities and metros in terms of capacity and focus.
It has to borrow about $4 trillion more to pay off maturing debt.
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|Matthew Zeitlin|October 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
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|Peter Popham|April 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
That look, voice, manner, completed the conquest that had been maturing for weeks and months.Gladys, the Reaper|Anne Beale
He made his appointments at an hour's distance from each other, to give him the time necessary for the maturing his scheme.Dangerous Connections, v. 1, 2, 3, 4|Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
The Rebellion had then long been maturing, as you know; but just then came the crisis.The Bride of Fort Edward|Delia Bacon
And yet his creative powers were maturing daily, for his greatest work, Venice Preserved, was brought upon the stage in 1682.Thomas Otway|Thomas Otway
It is their veil and guard while maturing and strengthening.Ernest Linwood|Caroline Lee Hentz
- 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.