ma·ture /məˈtʊr, ˈtjʊr ||ˈʧʊr/
ma·ture /məˈt(j)ʊ(ə)r , ˈʧʊ(ə)r/ 形容詞
Ma·ture a. [Compar. Maturer superl. Maturest.]
1. Brought by natural process to completeness of growth and development; fitted by growth and development for any function, action, or state, appropriate to its kind; full-grown; ripe.
Now is love mature in ear. --Tennison.
How shall I meet, or how accost, the sage,
Unskilled in speech, nor yet mature of age? --Pope.
2. Completely worked out; fully digested or prepared; ready for action; made ready for destined application or use; perfected; as, a mature plan.
This lies glowing, . . . and is almost mature for the violent breaking out. --Shak.
3. Of or pertaining to a condition of full development; as, a man of mature years.
4. Come to, or in a state of, completed suppuration.
Syn: -- Ripe; perfect; completed; prepared; digested; ready.
Usage: -- Mature, Ripe. Both words describe fullness of growth. Mature brings to view the progressiveness of the process; ripe indicates the result. We speak of a thing as mature when thinking of the successive stayes through which it has passed; as ripe, when our attention is directed merely to its state. A mature judgment; mature consideration; ripe fruit; a ripe scholar.
Ma·ture v. t. [imp. & p. p. Matured p. pr. & vb. n. Maturing.] To bring or hasten to maturity; to promote ripeness in; to ripen; to complete; as, to mature one's plans.
Ma·ture, v. i.
1. To advance toward maturity; to become ripe; as, wine matures by age; the judgment matures by age and experience.
2. Hence, to become due, as a note.
adj 1: characteristic of maturity; "mature for her age" [ant: immature]
2: fully considered and perfected; "mature plans" [syn: matured]
3: having reached full natural growth or development; "a mature
cell" [ant: immature]
4: fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used;
"ripe peaches"; "full-bodies mature wines" [syn: ripe]
5: (of birds) having developed feathers or plumage; often used
in combination [syn: fledged] [ant: unfledged]
v 1: develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation; "He matured
fast"; "The child grew fast" [syn: maturate, grow]
2: develop and work out fully in one's mind; "I need to mature
3: become due for repayment; "These bonds mature in 2005"
4: cause to ripen or develop fully; "The sun ripens the fruit";
"Age matures a good wine" [syn: ripen]
5: grow old or older; "She aged gracefully"; "we age every
day--what a depressing thought!"; "Young men senesce"
[syn: senesce, age, get on, maturate]
6: cause to ripen and discharge pus; "The oil suppurates the
pustules" [syn: suppurate]