mature - definición en el diccionario inglés británico y tesauro - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

El diccionario y el tesauro de inglés online más consultados por estudiantes de inglés.

Definición de “mature” en inglés

See all translations

mature

adjective uk   /məˈtjʊər/  us   /-ˈtʊr/

mature adjective (LIKE AN ADULT)

B2 Mature people behave like adults in a way that shows they are well developed emotionally: He's very mature for his age. A mature decision is one that is made after a lot of careful thought: Upon mature reflection, we find the accused guilty.
More examples

mature adjective (PHYSICALLY GROWN)

completely grown physically: a mature adult sexually mature Mature male gorillas have silver-grey hairs on their backs. mature oak trees

mature adjective (FOOD)

having a flavour that is completely developed: Do you prefer mild or mature cheddar?

mature adjective (FINANCE)

specialized finance & economics A mature investment is ready to be paid.

mature

verb uk   /məˈtjʊər/  us   /-ˈtʊr/ /məˈtjʊər/  /-ˈtʊr/

mature verb (DEVELOP MENTALLY)

[I or T] to become more developed mentally and emotionally and behave in a responsible way: Girls are said to mature faster than boys. He matured a lot while he was in college. [I] If ideas, opinions, etc. mature, they reach an advanced or developed state: It took several years for her ideas to mature.

mature verb (GROW PHYSICALLY)

[I] to become completely grown physically: Humans take longer to mature than most other animals.

mature verb (FOOD)

[I or T] to allow food and wine to become old enough for the flavour to develop completely: The wine has been matured in oak vats. The cheese is left to mature for two years.

mature verb (FINANCE)

[I] specialized finance & economics If an insurance agreement or an investment matures, it becomes ready to be paid: The policy matures after 15 years.
(Definition of mature from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Más sobre la pronunciación de mature
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Más definiciones de “mature” en inglés

Definiciones de “mature” en otros diccionarios

Palabra del día

extra time

a period of time in a sports game in which play continues if neither team has won in the usual time allowed for the game

Palabra del día

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Liz Walter,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Aprende más 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Aprende más