mature (comparative maturer, superlative maturest)
- Fully developed; grown up in terms of physical appearance, behaviour or thinking; ripe.
- She is quite mature for her age.
- Brought to a state of complete readiness.
- a mature plan
- Profound; careful.
- The headmaster decided to expel the boy after a mature consideration.
- (medicine, obsolete) Come to, or in a state of, completed suppuration.
- (television, film) Suitable for adults only, due to sexual themes, violence, etc.
- mature content
- (grown up in terms of physical appearance) adult, grown; see also Thesaurus:full-grown
- (grown up in terms of behaviour or thinking) adultish, grown up; see also Thesaurus:mature
- (suitable for adults only) adult; see also Thesaurus:for adults
- French: mûr, mature
- German: reif, gereift
- Italian: maturo
- Portuguese: maduro
- Russian: зре́лый
- Spanish: maduro, (cheese, bacon etc.) curado
mature (matures, present participle maturing; past and past participle matured)
- (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
- (intransitive, of food, especially fruit) To attain maturity, to become mature or ripe.
- Synonyms: ripen, ripen up
- (transitive) To bring (something) to maturity, full development or completion.
- (transitive) To make (something, e.g. fruit) ripe or mature.
- Synonyms: ripen
- (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
- (transitive) To make (someone) mature.
- Synonyms: Thesaurus:make older
- (intransitive, finance) To reach the date when payment is due.
- French: mûrir, arriver à maturité, (cheese) s'affiner
- German: reifen
- Italian: maturare
- Portuguese: amadurecer, madurar
- Spanish: madurar
- French: arriver à échéance
- Spanish: (intransitive) vencer