Definition and Meanings for mature
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Part of Speech of mature
adjective, comparative, superlative, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb
Etymology of mature
Meaning of mature
as adjective, comparative, superlative
- 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.
- completely worked out; fully digested or prepared; ready for action; made ready for destined application or use; perfected; as, a mature plan.
- of or pertaining to a condition of full development; as, a man of mature years.
- come to, or in a state of, completed suppuration.
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
- to bring or hasten to maturity; to promote ripeness in; to ripen; to complete; as, to mature one's plans.
as intransitive verb
- to advance toward maturity; to become ripe; as, wine matures by age; the judgment matures by age and experience.
- hence, to become due, as a note.