- mature [mə toor′, məchoor′, mətyoor′]adj.[ME < L maturus, seasonable, ripe, mature < IE base * ma-, good, in good time > L Matuta, goddess of dawn]1.a) full-grown, as plants or animalsb) ripe, as fruitsc) fully developed, as a person, a mind, etc.2. fully or highly developed, perfected, worked out, considered, etc. [a mature scheme]3. of a state of full development [a person of mature age]4. due; payable: said of a note, bond, etc.5. Geol. having reached maximum development of topographical form due to erosion, weathering, etc.: said as of a coastline that is relatively stablevt.matured, maturing1. to bring to full growth or development, or to ripeness2. to develop or work out fullyvi.1. to become fully grown, developed, or ripe2. to become due: said of a note, etc.SYN.- RIPEmaturelyadv.maturenessn.
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.