1. [ verb ] develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation
Synonyms: grow maturate

"He matured fast" "The child grew fast"

Related terms: develop develop grow_up ripen find_oneself growth maturation age
2. [ adjective ] characteristic of maturity

"mature for her age"

Related terms: immature mellow ripe autumnal
3. [ adjective ] fully considered and perfected
Synonyms: matured

"mature plans"

Related terms: developed
4. [ adjective ] having reached full natural growth or development

"a mature cell"

Related terms: immature adult adult marriageable prime full-blown abloom fruiting full-blown headed overblown old age maturity
5. [ verb ] cause to ripen and discharge pus
Synonyms: suppurate

"The oil suppurates the pustules"

Related terms: draw fester pus
6. [ verb ] cause to ripen or develop fully
Synonyms: ripen

"The sun ripens the fruit" "Age matures a good wine"

Related terms: change ripen
7. [ adjective ] (of birds) having developed feathers or plumage; often used in combination
Synonyms: fledged
Related terms: unfledged fledgling full-fledged full-fledged
8. [ verb ] become due for repayment

"These bonds mature in 2005"

Related terms: change
9. [ adjective ] fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used
Synonyms: ripe

"ripe peaches" "full-bodies mature wines"

Related terms: green mellow overripe aged
10. [ verb ] develop and work out fully in one's mind

"I need to mature my thoughts"

Related terms: explicate maturation
11. [ verb ] grow old or older
Synonyms: age senesce get_on maturate

"She aged gracefully" "we age every day--what a depressing thought!" "Young men senesce"

Related terms: develop develop dote fossilize turn growth old_age
Similar spelling:   Maitreya