Definition of 'mature'
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One of the great things about mature democracies is that checks exist on power. Times, Sunday Times (2016)After spending all that time maturing, they last for about one week as adults. Times, Sunday Times (2016)As always with Chancellor, the first issues were no more than promising and needed time to mature. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Now 25, the maturing rugby student has just enrolled for the final year of his degree in business management and leadership. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You are talking about a very mature person who has seen all that football has to offer. The Sun (2013)We are still maturing emotionally and struggling to establish an identity. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Sharks can be six inches long yet fully matured. Christianity Today (2000)They have not had time to mature. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The maturing young birds are left behind in the charge of a few remaining adults called nannies. Times, Sunday Times (2015)If you treat them as adults they will usually behave in a mature and adult manner. Working with Teenagers (1994)Nearly two thirds of entrants are mature students. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It would have been irrational for me to stop paying so close to the policy maturing. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is not just that the industry has become mature fast. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This was about as mature as it got. Times, Sunday Times (2007)With a supreme technique, he matured into an artist of solid accomplishment. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The maturing process is something that is often discussed with reference to Care. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The cheese are matured for four months, though the flavour will improve for eight or nine. Food Watch (1994)Long-term incentive plans and investments matured, allowing him to take home about 40m. Times, Sunday Times (2010)His new pictures, he thinks, reflect the image he would like to project of a mature artist at the peak of his vocal powers. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'mature'
British English: mature /məˈtjʊə; -ˈtʃʊə/ ADJECTIVE
A mature person or animal is fully grown.
- American English: mature
- Arabic: نَاضِجٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: maduro
- Chinese: 成熟的
- Croatian: zreo
- Czech: vyspělý
- Danish: moden
- Dutch: volwassen
- European Spanish: maduro
- Finnish: kypsä kehittynyt
- French: mûr âge
- German: reif
- Greek: ώριμος
- Italian: maturo
- Japanese: 成熟した
- Korean: 성숙한
- Norwegian: moden
- Polish: dojrzały
- European Portuguese: maduro
- Romanian: matur
- Russian: зрелый
- Spanish: maduro persona entrada en años
- Swedish: mogen
- Thai: โตเต็มที่
- Turkish: olgun kişi
- Ukrainian: зрілий
- Vietnamese: trưởng thành
British English: mature VERB
When a child or young animal matures, it becomes an adult.
You will learn what to expect as your child matures physically.
Definition of mature from the Collins English Dictionary
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