mature

[ muh-toor, -tyoor, -choor, -chur ]SEE DEFINITION OF mature

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MATURE

Like all growths it will have an orderly development and mature by slow degrees.

Thus the young mite has only six legs, while the mature form has eight.

They will have intelligence and curiosity that increases as they mature.

Is neglecting to mature your mind, my boy, exactly the way to win the race?

Five faces opposite—five mature faces—and the knowledge in each face.

What perceptible sign of mature age or manliness is there about him?

Did you notice her manners, at once so child-like and so mature?

Again he allows these to mature and selects the seed of the very finest.

From the Continent by correspondence we can mature our plans.

But there was no hurry—a week remained in which to mature the plans.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "encourage suppuration;" mid-15c. "bring to maturity," from Latin maturare "to ripen, bring to maturity," from maturus "ripe, timely, early," related to manus "good" and mane "early, of the morning," from PIE root *ma- "good," with derivatives meaning "occurring at a good moment, timely, seasonable, early." Meaning "come or bring to maturity" is from 1620s. The financial sense of "reach the time for payment" is from 1861. Related: Matured; maturing.

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