Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To cause to ripen; bring to maturity.

Part of speech: verb

To become ripe; develop; become due.

Part of speech: adjective

Fully developed; ripe.

Part of speech: adjective

Com. Due and payable.

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Usage examples "mature":

  1. It really needs as much patience and perseverance to mature a picture as to rear a child. - "Fragments of an Autobiography", 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", 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", Francis Huber.