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MATU'RE, a. [L. maturus; meto.]

1. Ripe; perfected by time or natural growth; as a man of mature age. We apply it to a young man of mature age. We apply it to a young man who has arrived to the age when he is supposed to be competent to manage his own concerns; to a young woman who is fit to be married; and to elderly men who have much experience.

Their prince is a man of learning and virtue,

mature in years--

Mature the virgin was, of Egypt's race.

How shall I meet or how accost the sage,

Unskilled in speech, nor yet mature of age.

2. Brought to perfection; used of plants. The wheat is mature.

3. Completed; prepared; ready. The plan or scheme was mature.

This lies glowing, and is mature for the violent breaking out.

4. Ripe; come to suppuration; as,the tumor is mature.

MATU'RE, v.t. [L. maturo.] To ripen; to hasten to a perfect state; to promote ripeness.

Prick an apple with a pin full of holes, not deep,and smear it with sack, to see if the virtual heat of the wine will not mature it.

1. To advance towards perfection.

Love indulged my labors past,

Matures my present, and shall bound my last.

MATU'RE, v.i. To advance toward ripeness; to become ripe or perfect. Wine matures by age, or by agitation in a long voyage. The judgment matures by age and experience.




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MATU'RE, a. [L. maturus; meto.]

1. Ripe; perfected by time or natural growth; as a man of mature age. We apply it to a young man of mature age. We apply it to a young man who has arrived to the age when he is supposed to be competent to manage his own concerns; to a young woman who is fit to be married; and to elderly men who have much experience.

Their prince is a man of learning and virtue,

mature in years--

Mature the virgin was, of Egypt's race.

How shall I meet or how accost the sage,

Unskilled in speech, nor yet mature of age.

2. Brought to perfection; used of plants. The wheat is mature.

3. Completed; prepared; ready. The plan or scheme was mature.

This lies glowing, and is mature for the violent breaking out.

4. Ripe; come to suppuration; as,the tumor is mature.

MATU'RE, v.t. [L. maturo.] To ripen; to hasten to a perfect state; to promote ripeness.

Prick an apple with a pin full of holes, not deep,and smear it with sack, to see if the virtual heat of the wine will not mature it.

1. To advance towards perfection.

Love indulged my labors past,

Matures my present, and shall bound my last.

MATU'RE, v.i. To advance toward ripeness; to become ripe or perfect. Wine matures by age, or by agitation in a long voyage. The judgment matures by age and experience.


MA-TURE, a. [L. maturus; Dan. moed, moeden. In W. mêd, is complete, perfect, mature; and medi signifies to reap, L. meto. So ripe, in English, seems to be connected with reap. In Ch. מטא signifies to come to, to reach, to be mature. See Meet.]

  1. Ripe; perfected by time or natural growth; as, a man mature age. We apply it to a young man who has arrived to the age when he is supposed to be competent to manage his own concerns; to a young woman who is fit to be married; and to elderly men who have much experience. Their prince is a man of learning and virtue, mature in years. Addison. Mature the virgin was, of Egypt's race. Prior How shall I meet or how accost the sage, / Unskilled in speech, nor yet mature of age. Pope.
  2. Brought to perfection; used of plants. The wheat is mature.
  3. Completed; prepared; ready. The plan or scheme was mature. This lies glowing, and is mature for the violent breaking out. Shak.
  4. Come to suppuration.

MA-TURE, v.i.

To advance toward ripeness; to become ripe or perfect. Wine matures by age, or by agitation in a long journey. The judgment matures by age and experience.


MA-TURE, v.t. [L. maturo.]

  1. To ripen; to hasten to a perfect state; to promote ripeness. Prick an apple with a pin full of holes, not deep and smear it with sack, to see if the virtual heat of the wine will not mature it. Bacon.
  2. To advance toward perfection. Love indulged my labours past, / Matures my present, and shall bound my last. Pope.

Ma*ture"
  1. Brought by natural process to completeness of growth and development; fitted by growth and development for any function, action, or state, appropriate to its kind; full-grown; ripe.

    Now is love mature in ear. Tennison.

    How shall I meet, or how accost, the sage,
    Unskilled in speech, nor yet mature of age ?
    Pope.

  2. To bring or hasten to maturity] to promote ripeness in; to ripen; to complete; as, to mature one's plans.

    Bacon.
  3. To advance toward maturity; to become ripe; as, wine matures by age; the judgment matures by age and experience.
  4. Completely worked out; fully digested or prepared; ready for action; made ready for destined application or use; perfected; as, a mature plan.

    This lies glowing, . . . and is almost mature for the violent breaking out. Shak.

  5. Hence, to become due, as a note.
  6. Of or pertaining to a condition of full development; as, a man of mature years.
  7. Come to, or in a state of, completed suppuration.

    Syn. -- Ripe; perfect; completed; prepared; digested; ready. -- Mature, Ripe. Both words describe fullness of growth. Mature brings to view the progressiveness of the process; ripe indicates the result. We speak of a thing as mature when thinking of the successive stayes through which it has passed; as ripe, when our attention is directed merely to its state. A mature judgment; mature consideration; ripe fruit; a ripe scholar.

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Mature

MATU'RE, adjective [Latin maturus; meto.]

1. Ripe; perfected by time or natural growth; as a man of mature age. We apply it to a young man of mature age. We apply it to a young man who has arrived to the age when he is supposed to be competent to manage his own concerns; to a young woman who is fit to be married; and to elderly men who have much experience.

Their prince is a man of learning and virtue,

mature in years--

Mature the virgin was, of Egypt's race.

How shall I meet or how accost the sage,

Unskilled in speech, nor yet mature of age.

2. Brought to perfection; used of plants. The wheat is mature

3. Completed; prepared; ready. The plan or scheme was mature

This lies glowing, and is mature for the violent breaking out.

4. Ripe; come to suppuration; as, the tumor is mature

MATU'RE, verb transitive [Latin maturo.] To ripen; to hasten to a perfect state; to promote ripeness.

Prick an apple with a pin full of holes, not deep, and smear it with sack, to see if the virtual heat of the wine will not mature it.

1. To advance towards perfection.

Love indulged my labors past,

Matures my present, and shall bound my last.

MATU'RE, verb intransitive To advance toward ripeness; to become ripe or perfect. Wine matures by age, or by agitation in a long voyage. The judgment matures by age and experience.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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