mature mature  /mə ˈtʃʊr/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation
  2. (v) develop and work out fully in one's mind
  3. (v) become due for repayment
  4. (v) cause to ripen or develop fully
  5. (v) grow old or older
  6. (v) cause to ripen and discharge pus
  7. (adj) characteristic of maturity
  8. (adj) fully considered and perfected
  9. (adj) having reached full natural growth or development
  10. (adj) fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used
  11. (adj) (of birds) having developed feathers or plumage; often used in combination

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  1. Still, it's another challenge for the industry at a time when demand in mature markets could use its own caffeine kick.
  2. Today the high command of Buchmanism is more mature, the movement calls itself the Oxford Group, and its policies have been weaned from sex.
  3. I would have to mature as a person and mature as an actor in order to tell.

News

  1. Needed PT/FT Professional Mature Energetic Person to fill our Customer

    Needed PT/FT Professional Mature Energetic Person to fill our Customer Service Position We offer extensive training, salary plus encentives, outstanding benefits package and flexible schedule. (Mom's w/school age children do great!) Forward Resume to abloppt@yahoo.com
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Daily Sentinel

  2. Your New Excuse For Jackassery: Guys Don't Mature Until 43

    Credit: Mark Davis/Getty Images Your girlfriend always wants to know when you'll grow up, and now you finally have an answer: Sometime around your 43rd birthday. That's according to a new British survey of both men and women, who agreed that ladies mature emotionally in their early 30s, more than a decade before guys do. [...]
    on June 12, 2013     Source: MTV

  3. Study: Men finally mature at the age of 43

    We're always telling men to act their age but in reality they probably are. According to a new study, men don't mature until they hit 43! That's 11 years after women hit their emotionally maturity at age 32.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: ABC 13 Houston

Quotes

  1. "While we regret the circumstances that called for it, it's good for both Chris and the Bengals to have the matter resolved," Lewis said. "Our team will move forward, and now it is up to Chris to acquire a more mature understanding of his...
    on Apr 10, 2007 By: Marvin Lewis Source: Forbes

  2. "As two mature nations and two mature governments - by now the Afghan government is mature, too - we will be having disagreements from time to time," Mr Karzai said.
    on May 10, 2010 By: Hamid Karzai Source: BBC News

  3. "He's mature, he knows exactly what football is about and he knows he has stay calm," backup goalkeeper Pepe Reina said on Monday. "He's got the confidence of the coach, his teammates. He can repeat his Euro feats and be fundamental for us."
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Jose Reina Source: The Associated Press

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