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Mature vs. Age

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Matureadjective

Fully developed; grown up in terms of physical appearance, behaviour or thinking; ripe.

‘She is quite mature for her age.’;

Agenoun

(countable) The whole duration of a being, whether animal, plant, or other kind, being alive.

Matureadjective

Brought to a state of complete readiness.

‘a mature plan’;

Agenoun

(countable) The number of full years, months, days, hours, etc., that someone, or something, has been alive.

Matureadjective

Profound; careful.

‘The headmaster decided to expel the boy after a mature consideration.’;

Agenoun

(countable) One of the stages of life.

‘the age of infancy’;

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Matureadjective

Come to, or in a state of, completed suppuration.

Agenoun

(countable) The time of life at which some particular power or capacity is understood to become vested.

‘the age of consent; the age of discretion’;

Matureverb

To become mature; to ripen.

Agenoun

(countable) A particular period of time in history, as distinguished from others.

‘the golden age; the age of Pericles’;

Matureverb

(intransitive) To gain experience or wisdom with age.

Agenoun

(countable) A great period in the history of the Earth.

‘the Bronze Age was followed by the Iron Age; the Tithonian Age was the last in the Late Jurassic epoch’;

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Matureverb

(transitive) To make something mature.

Agenoun

(countable) A period of one hundred years; a century.

Matureverb

To reach the date when payment is due

Agenoun

(countable) The people who live during a particular period.

Matureadjective

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

Agenoun

(countable) A generation.

‘There are three ages living in her house.’;

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Matureadjective

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.’;

Agenoun

A long time.

‘It’s been an age since we last saw you.’;

Matureadjective

Of or pertaining to a condition of full development; as, a man of mature years.

Agenoun

A unit of geologic time subdividing an epoch into smaller parts.

Matureadjective

Come to, or in a state of, completed suppuration.

Agenoun

The right of the player to the left of the dealer to pass the first round in betting, and then to come in last or stay out; also, the player holding this position; the eldest hand.

Matureverb

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

Agenoun

(uncountable) That part of the duration of a being or a thing which is between its beginning and any given time; specifically the size of that part.

‘What is the present age of a man, or of the earth?’;

Matureverb

To advance toward maturity; to become ripe; as, wine matures by age; the judgment matures by age and experience.

Agenoun

(uncountable) Mature age; especially, the time of life at which one attains full personal rights and capacities.

‘to come of age; she is now of age’;

Matureverb

Hence, to become due, as a note.

Agenoun

(uncountable) An advanced period of life; the latter part of life; the state of being old; eld, seniority.

‘Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age, sometimes age just shows up all by itself.’;

Matureverb

develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation;

‘He matured fast’; ‘The child grew fast’;

Ageverb

(transitive) To cause to grow old; to impart the characteristics of age to.

‘Grief ages us.’;

Matureverb

develop and work out fully in one's mind;

‘I need to mature my thoughts’;

Ageverb

To postpone an action that would extinguish something, as a debt.

‘Money's a little tight right now, let's age our bills for a week or so.’;

Matureverb

become due for repayment;

‘These bonds mature in 2005’;

Ageverb

To categorize by age.

‘One his first assignments was to age the accounts receivable.’;

Matureverb

cause to ripen or develop fully;

‘The sun ripens the fruit’; ‘Age matures a good wine’;

Ageverb

(intransitive) To grow aged; to become old; to show marks of age.

‘He grew fat as he aged.’;

Matureverb

grow old or older;

‘She aged gracefully’; ‘we age every day--what a depressing thought!’; ‘Young men senesce’;

Agenoun

The whole duration of a being, whether animal, vegetable, or other kind; lifetime.

‘Mine age is as nothing before thee.’;

Matureverb

cause to ripen and discharge pus;

‘The oil suppurates the pustules’;

Agenoun

That part of the duration of a being or a thing which is between its beginning and any given time; as, what is the present age of a man, or of the earth?

Matureadjective

characteristic of maturity;

‘mature for her age’;

Agenoun

The latter part of life; an advanced period of life; seniority; state of being old.

‘Nor wrong mine age with this indignity.’;

Matureadjective

fully considered and perfected;

‘mature plans’;

Agenoun

One of the stages of life; as, the age of infancy, of youth, etc.

Matureadjective

having reached full natural growth or development;

‘a mature cell’;

Agenoun

Mature age; especially, the time of life at which one attains full personal rights and capacities; as, to come of age; he (or she) is of age.

Matureadjective

fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used;

‘ripe peaches’; ‘full-bodies mature wines’;

Agenoun

The time of life at which some particular power or capacity is understood to become vested; as, the age of consent; the age of discretion.

Matureadjective

(of birds) having developed feathers or plumage; often used in combination

Agenoun

A particular period of time in history, as distinguished from others; as, the golden age, the age of Pericles.

‘Truth, in some age or other, will find her witness.’;

Agenoun

A great period in the history of the Earth.

Agenoun

A century; the period of one hundred years.

‘Fleury . . . apologizes for these five ages.’;

Agenoun

The people who live at a particular period; hence, a generation.

‘The way which the age follows.’; ‘Lo! where the stage, the poor, degraded stage,Holds its warped mirror to a gaping age.’;

Agenoun

A long time.

Agenoun

the right belonging to the player to the left of the dealer to pass the first round in betting, and then to come in last or stay out; also, the player holding this position; the eldest hand.

Ageverb

To grow aged; to become old; to show marks of age; as, he grew fat as he aged.

‘They live one hundred and thirty years, and never age for all that.’; ‘I am aging; that is, I have a whitish, or rather a light-colored, hair here and there.’;

Ageverb

To cause to grow old; to impart the characteristics of age to; as, grief ages us.

Agenoun

how long something has existed;

‘it was replaced because of its age’;

Agenoun

an era of history having some distinctive feature;

‘we live in a litigious age’;

Agenoun

a time in life (usually defined in years) at which some particular qualification or power arises;

‘she was now of school age’; ‘tall for his eld’;

Agenoun

a late time of life;

‘old age is not for sissies’; ‘he's showing his years’; ‘age hasn't slowed him down at all’; ‘a beard white with eld’; ‘on the brink of geezerhood’;

Agenoun

a prolonged period of time;

‘we've known each other for ages’; ‘I haven't been there for years and years’;

Ageverb

begin to seem older; get older;

‘The death of his wife caused him to age fast’;

Ageverb

grow old or older;

‘She aged gracefully’; ‘we age every day--what a depressing thought!’; ‘Young men senesce’;

Ageverb

make older;

‘The death of his child aged him tremendously’;

Agenoun

the length of time that a person has lived or a thing has existed

‘he died from a heart attack at the age of 51’; ‘he must be nearly 40 years of age’;

Agenoun

a particular stage in someone's life

‘children of primary school age’;

Agenoun

the state of being old

‘fine wine improves with age’;

Agenoun

a distinct period of history

‘an age of technological growth’;

Agenoun

a division of time that is a subdivision of an epoch, corresponding to a stage in chronostratigraphy.

Agenoun

a very long time

‘I haven't seen her for ages’;

Ageverb

grow old or older

‘the tiredness we feel as we age’;

Ageverb

cause to appear old or older

‘he even tried ageing the painting with a spoonful of coffee’;

Ageverb

(with reference to an alcoholic drink, cheese, etc.) mature or allow to mature

‘the wine ages in open vats or casks’; ‘a cheese that has been aged for four months’;

Ageverb

determine how old (something) is

‘we didn't have a clue how to age these animals’;

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