mature

(redirected from matured)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.
Related to matured: jeers, straight away, misconstrued

ma·ture

(mă-chūr', -tūr),
1. Ripe; fully developed.
2. To ripen; to become fully developed.
[L. maturus, ripe]

mature

/ma·ture/ (mah-chldbomacr´)
1. to develop to maturity; to ripen.
2. fully developed; ripe.

mature

(mə-cho͝or′, -to͝or′)
adj.
1. Having reached full natural growth or development.
2. Relating to or characteristic of full mental or physical development.
v.
To evolve toward or reach full development.

mature

[məchoo͡r′]
Etymology: L, maturus, ripe
1 v, to become fully developed; to ripen.
2 adj, fully developed or ripened.

ma·ture

(mă-chūr')
1. Ripe; fully developed.
2. To ripen; to become fully developed.
[L. maturus, ripe]

ma·ture

(mă-chūr')
Ripe; fully developed.
[L. maturus, ripe]
References in classic literature ?
It matured in sixteen months in that climate, and I was ready, just ready and no more, with the mill for the grinding.
And what better means could she adopt, towards so virtuous and laudable an end, than proving to all men, in her own person, that his passion was the most rational and reasonable in the world, and just the very result, of all others, which discreet and thinking persons might have foreseen, from her incautiously displaying her matured charms, without reserve, under the very eye, as it were, of an ardent and too-susceptible man?
And now, Adeimantus, is our State matured and perfected?
Her Extracts have been returned, and the expression of her matured views on the subject of the Moonstone has been forbidden.
375 percent, to refinance debt that matured in March.
Fully matured cells can be used to clone animals; in fact, using such cells for this purpose may be more efficient than using stem cells, scientists report.
To meet this demand, technologies such as digital imaging matured allowing for faster development and access to the data resulting in more rapid and accurate diagnosis and deeper analysis of a patient's imagery.
In other words, plenty of sunlight reaches the lantana, which is a sun-loving species; once these trees have matured, and less light is available underneath them, a more shade-loving ground cover will no doubt come into play.