1. verb
    become due for repayment; "These bonds mature in 2005"
  2. verb
    develop and work out fully in one``s mind; "I need to mature my thoughts"
  3. adjective
    (of birds) having developed feathers or plumage; often used in combination
  4. adjective
    fully considered and perfected; "mature plans"
  5. verb
    grow old or older; "She aged gracefully"; "we age every day--what a depressing thought!"; "Young men senesce"
  6. verb
    cause to ripen or develop fully; "The sun ripens the fruit"; "Age matures a good wine"
  7. verb
    develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation; "He matured fast"; "The child grew fast"
  8. verb
    cause to ripen and discharge pus; "The oil suppurates the pustules"
  9. adjective
    having reached full natural growth or development; "a mature cell"
  10. adjective
    characteristic of maturity; "mature for her age"
  11. adjective
    fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used; "ripe peaches"; "full-bodies mature wines"