Definition of "mature" []

  • Having reached full natural growth or development: a mature cell. (adjective)
  • Having reached a desired or final condition; ripe: a mature cheese. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of full development, either mental or physical: mature for her age. (adjective)
  • Suitable or intended for adults: mature subject matter. (adjective)
  • Composed of adults: a mature audience. (adjective)
  • Relatively advanced physically, mentally, emotionally, etc; grown-up (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 plans, theories, etc) fully considered; perfected (adjective)
  • Due or payable (adjective)
  • Fully developed or differentiated (adjective)
  • Fully grown; adult (adjective)
  • (of fruit, wine, cheese, etc) ripe or fully aged (adjective)
  • (of a river valley or land surface) in the middle stage of the cycle of erosion, characterized by meanders, maximum relief, etc (adjective)
  • To make or become mature (verb)
  • (of notes, bonds, etc) to become due for payment or repayment (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "mature" in a sentence
  • "DESI: Our target audience for "Postal II" is what we refer to as mature gamers, and actually that's probably somewhere between 25 and 35 male, is the target audience."
  • "Of the 92 centers, 57 or 62% are our large current model, and 71 or 77% of all centers have been opened 3 years or more, which we classify as mature centers."
  • "Of the 89 centers, 53 or 60%, are our large current model and 66 or 74% of all of our centers have been opened three years or more, which we classify as mature centers."