• (British) IPA: /məˈtjʊə/, /məˈtʃʊə/, /məˈtʃɔː/
  • (America) IPA: /məˈtʃʊ(ə)ɹ/, /məˈtʃɝ/, /məˈt(j)ʊəɹ/

mature (comparative maturer, superlative maturest)

  1. Fully developed; grown up in terms of physical appearance, behaviour or thinking; ripe.
    She is quite mature for her age.
  2. Brought to a state of complete readiness.
    a mature plan
  3. Profound; careful.
    The headmaster decided to expel the boy after a mature consideration.
  4. (medicine, obsolete) Come to, or in a state of, completed suppuration.
  5. (television, film) Suitable for adults only, due to sexual themes, violence, etc.
    mature content
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mature (matures, present participle maturing; past and past participle matured)

  1. (intransitive) To proceed toward maturity: full development or completion (either of concrete or of abstract things, e.g. plans, judgments, qualities).
    Synonyms: develop, grow, progress, ripen
  2. (intransitive, of food, especially fruit) To attain maturity, to become mature or ripe.
    Synonyms: ripen, ripen up
  3. (transitive) To bring (something) to maturity, full development or completion.
  4. (transitive) To make (something, e.g. fruit) ripe or mature.
    Synonyms: ripen
  5. (intransitive, of a person) To proceed toward or become mature or full-grown, either physically or psychologically; to gain experience or wisdom with age.
    Synonyms: age, develop, grow up, Thesaurus:to age
  6. (transitive) To make (someone) mature.
    Synonyms: Thesaurus:make older
  7. (intransitive, finance) To reach the date when payment is due.
Translations Translations Translations
  • French: arriver à échéance
  • Spanish: (intransitive) vencer

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