mature

  • 1 mature — [ matyr ] adj. • 1495 « mûr »; « posé, sensé » v. 1240; lat. maturus « mûr » 1 ♦ Didact. Poisson mature, prêt à frayer. 2 ♦ Biol. Cellule mature, parvenue au terme de son développement. 3 ♦ Biochim. Qui est formé à partir de précurseurs inactifs… …

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  • 2 mâture — mature [ matyr ] adj. • 1495 « mûr »; « posé, sensé » v. 1240; lat. maturus « mûr » 1 ♦ Didact. Poisson mature, prêt à frayer. 2 ♦ Biol. Cellule mature, parvenue au terme de son développement. 3 ♦ Biochim. Qui est formé à partir de précurseurs… …

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  • 3 Mature — Personaje de The King of Fighters Primera aparición The King of Fighters 96 Voz original Hiroko Tsuji Primera aparición en KOF The King of Figh …

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  • 4 mature# — mature adj Mature, matured, ripe, mellow, adult, grownup are comparable if not often interchangeable because they all bear the same underlying meaning fully developed. Mature, in its basic use as applied to living things, stresses the completion… …

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  • 5 Mature — Ma*ture , a. [Compar. {Maturer}; superl. {Maturest}.] [L. maturus; prob. akin to E. matin.] [1913 Webster] 1. Brought by natural process to completeness of growth and development; fitted by growth and development for any function, action, or… …

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  • 6 Mature — is the adjectival form of maturity, which has several meanings. Mature may also refer to: Mature 17+ , a rating in the Entertainment Software Rating Board video game rating system Mature, a character from The King of Fighters series Victor Mature …

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  • 7 mature — ma·ture /mə tu̇r, chu̇r/ vb ma·tured, ma·tur·ing vt: to bring to maturity a policy matured by the death of the insured vi: to become due, payable, or enforceable; specif: to entitle one to immediate enjoyment of benefits her pension right matured …

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  • 8 mature — [mə toor′, məchoor′, mətyoor′] adj. [ME < L maturus, seasonable, ripe, mature < IE base * ma , good, in good time > L Matuta, goddess of dawn] 1. a) full grown, as plants or animals b) ripe, as fruits c) fully developed, as a person, a… …

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  • 9 Mature — Ma*ture , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Matured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Maturing}.] [See {Maturate}, {Mature}.] To bring or hasten to maturity; to promote ripeness in; to ripen; to complete; as, to mature one s plans. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 10 mature — [adj] adult, grown up complete, cultivated, cultured, developed, fit, full blown, full fledged, full grown, fully grown, grown, in full bloom, in one’s prime, matured, mellow, mellowed, of age, perfected, prepared, prime, ready, ripe, ripened,… …

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  • 11 mature — ► ADJECTIVE 1) fully grown or physically developed; adult. 2) like an adult in mental or emotional development. 3) (of thought or planning) careful and thorough. 4) (of certain foodstuffs or drinks) ready for consumption; full flavoured. 5) (of a …

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  • 12 Mature — Ma*ture , v. i. 1. To advance toward maturity; to become ripe; as, wine matures by age; the judgment matures by age and experience. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, to become due, as a note. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 13 mature — ma|ture1 [məˈtʃuə US ˈtʃur] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(sensible)¦ 2¦(fully grown)¦ 3¦(wine/cheese etc)¦ 4¦(older)¦ 5¦(novel/painting etc)¦ 6 on mature reflection/consideration 7¦(financial)¦ 8 mature market/industry ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin …

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  • 14 Mature — To cease to exist; to expire. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * ▪ I. mature ma‧ture 1 [məˈtʆʊə ǁ ˈtʊr] verb [intransitive] 1. FINANCE if a financial arrangement such as a bond or an insurance policy matures, it becomes ready to be paid …

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  • 15 mature — To cease to exist; to expire. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * ▪ I. mature ma‧ture 1 [məˈtʆʊə ǁ ˈtʊr] verb [intransitive] 1. FINANCE if a financial arrangement such as a bond or an insurance policy matures, it becomes ready to be paid: • The… …

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  • 16 mature — 1. adjective 1) a mature woman Syn: adult, grown up, grown, fully grown, full grown, of age, fully developed, in one s prime, middle aged Ant: adolescent 2) he s very mature for his age …

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  • 17 mature — 1 adjective 1 SENSIBLE a child or young person who is mature behaves in a sensible and reasonable way, as you would expect an older person to behave: She s very mature for her age. | John has always shown a mature attitude to his work. opposite… …

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  • 18 mature — maturely, adv. maturement, n. matureness, n. maturer, n. /meuh toor , tyoor , choor , cherr /, adj., maturer, maturest, v., matured, maturing. adj. 1. complete in natural growth or development, as plant and animal forms: a mature rose bush. 2.… …

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  • 19 mature — 01. In my opinion, girls usually [mature] at a younger age than boys. 02. Kate is only 7 years old, but she is very [mature] for her age, and is often mistaken for a 10 year old. 03. His writing style has certainly [matured] over the years. 04. I …

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  • 20 mature — [[t]mətjʊ͟ə(r)[/t]] matures, maturing, matured, maturer, maturest 1) VERB When a child or young animal matures, it becomes an adult. You will learn what to expect as your child matures physically... The eggs hatched and the chicks matured.… …

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