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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mel·low /ˈmɛ(ˌ)lo/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mel·low a. [Compar. Mellower superl. Mellowest.]
 1. Soft or tender by reason of ripeness; having a tender pulp; as, a mellow apple.
 2. Hence: (a) Easily worked or penetrated; not hard or rigid; as, a mellow soil. Mellow glebe.” --Drayton (b) Not coarse, rough, or harsh; subdued; soft; rich; delicate; -- said of sound, color, flavor, style, etc. “The mellow horn.” --Wordsworth. “The mellow-tasted Burgundy.” --Thomson.
 The tender flush whose mellow stain imbues
 Heaven with all freaks of light.   --Percival.
 3. Well matured; softened by years; genial; jovial.
    May health return to mellow age.   --Wordsworth.
    As merry and mellow an old bachelor as ever followed a hound.   --W. Irving.
 4. Warmed by liquor; slightly intoxicated.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mel·low, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mellowed p. pr. & vb. n. Mellowing.] To make mellow.
    If the Weather prove frosty to mellow it [the ground], they do not plow it again till April.   --Mortimer.
    The fervor of early feeling is tempered and mellowed by the ripeness of age.   --J. C. Shairp.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mel·low, v. i. To become mellow; as, ripe fruit soon mellows. “Prosperity begins to mellow.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: unhurried and relaxed; "an easygoing pace"; "a mellow
             conversation" [syn: easygoing, laid-back]
      2: having a full and pleasing flavor through proper aging; "a
         mellow port"; "mellowed fruit" [syn: mellowed]
      3: having attained to kindliness or gentleness through age and
         experience; "mellow wisdom"; "the peace of mellow age"
         [syn: mellowed]
      4: having or suggesting softness and richness in quality; "a
         mellow sound"; "the mellow air brought in the feel of
         imminent autumn"- Thomas Hardy; "a mellowing sun" [syn: mellowing]
      5: slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug
         (especially marijuana) [syn: high]
      adv : (obsolete) in a mellow manner [syn: mellowly]
      v 1: soften, make mellow; "Age and experience mellowed him over
           the years"
      2: become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial; "With age, he
         mellowed" [syn: melt, mellow out]
      3: make or grow (more) mellow; "These apples need to mellow a
         bit more"; "The sun mellowed the fruit"