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Definition of Mature


  1. Brought by natural process to completeness of growth and development; fitted by growth and development for any function, action, or state, appropriate to its kind; full-grown; ripe.
  2. Completely worked out; fully digested or prepared; ready for action; made ready for destined application or use; perfected; as, a mature plan.
  3. Of or pertaining to a condition of full development; as, a man of mature years.
  4. Come to, or in a state of, completed suppuration.
  5. To bring or hasten to maturity; to promote ripeness in; to ripen; to complete; as, to mature one's plans.
  6. To advance toward maturity; to become ripe; as, wine matures by age; the judgment matures by age and experience.
  7. Hence, to become due, as a note.

Mature Quotations

Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'
Erich Fromm

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
Bruce Lee

Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature.
Albert Einstein

Any mature, responsible adult doesn't run around stomping their feet and screaming 'I'm a mature, responsible, adult.'
Debby Ryan

My overall look on things is a lot more mature than it used to be.
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Mature Translations

mature in Afrikaans is ryp
mature in Danish is moden
mature in Dutch is belegen, bezonken, rijp
mature in German is reif
mature in Italian is maturo
mature in Latin is plenus, mitis, subolesco, adultus (adj.)
mature in Norwegian is moden
mature in Portuguese is maduro
mature in Spanish is madurar, cerco, maduro
mature in Swedish is vuxen, mogen

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