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Definition of adultry

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1. adult [ n ] a fully developed person from maturity onward

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(Sports Age, 24:9...)

Since SAAMI 's conception in 1926 , and more specifically since the adoption of the Shooting Development Program in 1954 , millions of dollars and promotional man-hours have gone_into the development of more places to_shoot for more youths and adults .

(William C. Smith, "Why Fear Ideas?"...)

Children , conditioned by this mistaken notion , have feared stepmothers , while adults , by their antagonistic attitudes , have made the role of the substitute parents a difficult one .

(The Family Fallout Shelter. Office of Civil and Defence...)

After the family has settled in the shelter , the housekeeping rules should be spelled_out by the adult in charge .

(Jesse W. Grimes and Wesley Allinsmith, "Compuls...)

Reliability and validation work with the Children 's Anxiety_Scale by Castaneda , et_al. demonstrated results closely similar to the findings with the adult scale .

(Jay Williams, The Forger....)

It was strange stuff - it reminded me of the pictures of a child , but a child who has never played with other kids and has lived all its life with adults .

Synonyms adult grownup Related Terms juvenile person character liberal host elder professional conservative oldster sophisticate centrist Jack_of_all_trades liberal stoic pacifist patrician ex-spouse sobersides stay-at-home important_person catch pledger pledgee thoroughbred militarist caregiver adult_body

2. adult [ n ] any mature animal

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(B. J. D. Meeuse, The Story of Pollination....)

The development of the Andrena larvae is very rapid , so that by the end of spring they have already pupated and become adults .

The life_history of the alkali_bee is similar to that of Andrena , but the first activity of the adults does not take_place until summer , and the individuals hibernate in the prepupal stage .

In most places , there are two generations a year , a second brood of adults appearing late in the summer .

(Clifford H. Pope, The Giant Snakes....)

Laurence_M_._Klauber put length at maturity at two thirds the ultimate length for some rattlesnakes , and Charles_C_._Carpenter 's data on Michigan garter and ribbon_snakes ( Thamnophis ) show that the smallest gravid females are more_than half as long as the biggest adults .

Synonyms adult Related Terms animal

3. adult [ a ] (of animals) fully developed
Examples: "an adult animal" "a grown woman"

Synonyms big grown full-grown adult grownup fully_grown Related Terms animal mature

4. adult [ a ] (of animals) fully developed
Examples: "an adult animal" "a grown woman"

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(Sports Age, 24:9...)

But with the exception of professional athletes , few contact_sports and physical_education activities in our schools have any carryover in the adult life of the average American man or woman .

Synonyms big grown full-grown adult grownup fully_grown Related Terms mature

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