What does the word mature mean?

    Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To cause to ripen; bring to maturity.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Fully developed; ripe.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Com. Due and payable.

Usage examples for mature

  1. It really needs as much patience and perseverance to mature a picture as to rear a child. – Fragments of an Autobiography by Felix Moscheles
  2. The next, she was sure that the stranger was much more mature than she looked, or wished to look. – The Guests Of Hercules by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  3. Yet, on more mature reflection, it does not appear to me that this fact affords so strong an objection against the general rule as I had at first conceived. – New observations on the natural history of bees by Francis Huber