Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “mature”

mature

adjective (PHYSICALLY GROWN)    /məˈtjʊər/ US  /-ˈtʊr/
completely grown physically: a mature adult sexually mature Mature male gorillas have silver-grey hairs on their backs. mature oak treesPhysically and mentally mature and immature
(Definition of mature adjective (PHYSICALLY GROWN) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of mature

Definitions of “mature” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

neighbourly

friendly or helpful

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More