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mature 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/məˈCHo͝or/,/-ˈt(y)o͝or/,
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maturest, superlative; maturer, comparative;
  1. Fully developed physically; full-grown
    • - she was now a mature woman
    • - owls are sexually mature at one year
  2. Having reached an advanced stage of mental or emotional development characteristic of an adult
    • - a young man mature beyond his years
  3. (of thought or planning) Careful and thorough
    • - on mature reflection he decided they should not go
  4. Used euphemistically to describe someone as being middle-aged or old
    • - Miss Walker was a mature lady when she married
  5. (of a style) Fully developed
    • - Van Gogh's mature work
  6. (of a plant or planted area) Complete in natural development
    • - mature trees
  7. (of certain foodstuffs or drinks) Ready for consumption

  8. Denoting an economy, industry, or market that has developed to a point where substantial expansion and investment no longer takes place

  9. (of a bill) Due for payment

Verb
  1. (of a person or animal) Become physically mature
    • - children mature at different ages
    • - she matured into a woman
  2. Develop fully
    • - the trees take at least thirty years to mature
  3. (of a person) Reach an advanced stage of mental or emotional development
    • - men mature as they grow older
  4. (with reference to certain foodstuffs or drinks) Become or cause to become ready for consumption
    • - leave the cheese to mature
    • - the Scotch is matured for a minimum of three years
  5. (of an insurance policy, security, etc.) Reach the end of its term and hence become payable


  1. characteristic of maturity; "mature for her age"
  2. develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation; "He matured fast"; "The child grew fast"
  3. fully considered and perfected; "mature plans"
  4. develop and work out fully in one's mind; "I need to mature my thoughts"
  5. having reached full natural growth or development; "a mature cell"
  6. become due for repayment; "These bonds mature in 2005"
  7. The King of Fighters fighting game series, produced by SNK Playmore, includes a wide cast of characters, some of which are taken from other SNK games. The story takes place in a fictional universe in which an annual series of 3-on-3 or 4-on-4 fighting tournaments are held.
  8. The use of wine tasting descriptors allow the taster an opportunity to put into words the aromas and flavors that they experience and can be used in assessing the overall quality of wine. ...
  9. To become mature; to ripen; To gain experience or wisdom with age; (finance) To reach the date when payment is due; Fully developed; grown up in terms of physical appearance, behaviour or thinking; ripe; Profound; careful
  10. (Matured) Refers to the 2 month waiting period before earnings can be paid out, also referred to as net-60.
  11. (matured) The term for a CD or similar account that has been deposited for the predetermined term.
  12. A life policy is mature when the face amount becomes payable during the lifetime of the insured.
  13. Titles rated M (Mature) have content that may be suitable for persons ages 17 and older. Titles in this category may contain intense violence, blood and gore, sexual content and/or strong language.
  14. The stage at which the wine will not gain any additional complexity with further bottle aging and is ready to drink. Also describes grapes when they are fully ripe.
  15. To cease to exist; to expire.
  16. Having completed natural growth and development. Some neoplasms, such as benign tumors and some slowly growing malignant tumors, have a cellular structure and organization similar to normal adult tissues at the site of origin and are said to be well differentiated or mature.
  17. adj.  fully grown or developed mentally or physically; having achieved one's full potential
  18. An individual that has reached the age for reproduction.
  19. generally refers to financial maturity, or the point in time when the growth rate of a tree (or stand) begins to slow, and the incidence of decay begins to increase at a rate that affects value. Average age at maturity varies widely among species and on different sites.
  20. At or beyond rotation age but not at high risk.
  21. (in Hosta) a plant with general characteristics that do not change with continued aging.
  22. reproductive trees where growth has begun to significantly slow down & whose DBH is greater than the “maturity threshold” for the species.
  23. A fish that is sexually mature and capable of producing eggs or sperm.
  24. Second Life uses a rating system for sims to let the user know what type of content/behavior to expect in that area. Mature or (M) regions may include (among other things) profanity, nudity, and sexual content. ...
  25. Used to describe fully fermented black teas. Not related to actual age.