1.Brought by natural process to completeness of growth and development; fitted by growth and development for any function, action, or state, appropriate to its kind; full-grown; ripe.
Now is love mature in ear.
- Tennison.
2.Completely worked out; fully digested or prepared; ready for action; made ready for destined application or use; perfected; as, a mature plan.
3.Of or pertaining to a condition of full development; as, a man of mature years.
4.Come to, or in a state of, completed suppuration.
v. t.1.To bring or hasten to maturity; to promote ripeness in; to ripen; to complete; as, to mature one's plans.
[imp. & p. p. Matured ; p. pr. & vb. n. Maturing.]
v. i.1.To advance toward maturity; to become ripe; as, wine matures by age; the judgment matures by age and experience.
2.Hence, to become due, as a note.
Verb1.mature - develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation; "He matured fast"; "The child grew fast"
Synonyms: maturate, grow
2.mature - develop and work out fully in one's mind; "I need to mature my thoughts"
3.mature - become due for repayment; "These bonds mature in 2005"
4.mature - cause to ripen or develop fully; "The sun ripens the fruit"; "Age matures a good wine"
Synonyms: ripen
5.mature - grow old or older; "She aged gracefully"; "we age every day--what a depressing thought!"; "Young men senesce"
Synonyms: senesce, maturate, age, get on
6.mature - cause to ripen and discharge pus; "The oil suppurates the pustules"
Synonyms: suppurate
Adj.1.mature - characteristic of maturity; "mature for her age"
immature - characteristic of a lack of maturity; "immature behavior"
2.mature - fully considered and perfected; "mature plans"
Synonyms: matured
3.mature - having reached full natural growth or development; "a mature cell"
immature - not yet mature
4.mature - fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used; "ripe peaches"; "full-bodies mature wines"
Synonyms: ripe
5.mature - (of birds) having developed feathers or plumage; often used in combination
Synonyms: fledged
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