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Definition of "adult" []

  • One who has attained maturity or legal age. (noun)
  • Biology A fully grown, mature organism. (noun)
  • Fully developed and mature. (adjective)
  • Relating to, intended for, or befitting adults: adult education. (adjective)
  • Containing or dealing in explicitly sexual material; pornographic: adult movies; adult bookstores. (adjective)
  • Having reached maturity; fully developed (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Of or intended for mature people (adjective)
  • Regarded as suitable only for adults, because of being pornographic (adjective)
  • A person who has attained maturity; a grownup (noun)
  • A mature fully grown animal or plant (noun)
  • A person who has attained the age of legal majority (18 years for most purposes) (noun)

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Use "adult" in a sentence
  • "WORDS ACCENTED ON THE LAST SYLLABLE: address _address'_ adept _adept'_ adult _adult'_ ally _ally'_ commandant _commandänt '(ä as in arm) _ contour _contour'_ dessert _dessert'_ dilate _dilate'_ excise _eksiz'_ finance _finance'_ grimace _grimace'_ importune _importune'_ occult _occult'_ pretence _pretence'_ research _research'_ robust _robust'_ romance _romance'_ tirade _tirade'_"
  • "In 1980, when the term adult child of alcoholic, ACOA was coined, ACOAs literally came out of the woodwork, testifying in droves to confusion, resentment..."
  • "In 1980, when the term adult child of alcoholic, ACOA was coined, ACOAs literally came out of the woodwork, testifying in droves to confusion, resentment and hurt that the child within them still hung onto."