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Mature vs. Young

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  • Mature (adjective)

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

    "She is quite mature for her age."

  • Mature (adjective)

    Brought to a state of complete readiness.

    "a mature plan"

  • Mature (adjective)

    Profound; careful.

    "The headmaster decided to expel the boy after a mature consideration."

  • Mature (adjective)

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

  • Mature (verb)

    To become mature; to ripen.

  • Mature (verb)

    To gain experience or wisdom with age.

  • Mature (verb)

    To make something mature.

  • Mature (verb)

    To reach the date when payment is due

  • Young (adjective)

    In the early part of growth or life; born not long ago.

    "a lamb is a young sheep;"

    "these picture books are for young readers"

  • Young (adjective)

    At an early stage of existence or development; having recently come into existence.

    "the age of space travel is still young;"

    "a young business"

  • Young (adjective)

    (Not) advanced in age; (far towards or) at a specified stage of existence or age.

    "How young is your dog?"

    "Her grandmother turned 70 years young last month."

  • Young (adjective)

    Junior (of two related people with the same name).

  • Young (adjective)

    (of a decade of life) Early.

  • Young (adjective)

    Youthful; having the look or qualities of a young person.

    "My grandmother is a very active woman and is quite young for her age."

  • Young (adjective)

    Of or belonging to the early part of life.

    "The cynical world soon shattered my young dreams."

  • Young (adjective)

    Having little experience; inexperienced; unpracticed; ignorant; weak.

  • Young (noun)

    People who are young; young people, collectively; youth.

    "The young of today are well-educated."

  • Young (noun)

    Young or immature offspring (especially of an animal).

    "The lion caught a gnu to feed its young."

    "The lion's young are curious."

  • Young (noun)

    An individual offspring; a single recently born or hatched organism.

  • Young (verb)

    To become or seem to become younger.

  • Young (verb)

    To cause to appear younger.

  • Young (verb)

    To exhibit younging.

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Mature (adjective)

    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.

  • Mature (adjective)

    Completely worked out; fully digested or prepared; ready for action; made ready for destined application or use; perfected; as, a mature plan.

  • Mature (adjective)

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

  • Mature (adjective)

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

  • Mature

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

  • Mature (verb)

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

  • Mature (verb)

    Hence, to become due, as a note.

  • Young (adjective)

    Not long born; still in the first part of life; not yet arrived at adolescence, maturity, or age; not old; juvenile; - said of animals; as, a young child; a young man; a young fawn.

  • Young (adjective)

    Being in the first part, pr period, of growth; as, a young plant; a young tree.

  • Young (adjective)

    Having little experience; inexperienced; unpracticed; ignorant; weak.

  • Young (noun)

    The offspring of animals, either a single animal or offspring collectively.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Mature (verb)

    develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation;

    "He matured fast"

    "The child grew fast"

  • Mature (verb)

    develop and work out fully in one's mind;

    "I need to mature my thoughts"

  • Mature (verb)

    become due for repayment;

    "These bonds mature in 2005"

  • Mature (verb)

    cause to ripen or develop fully;

    "The sun ripens the fruit"

    "Age matures a good wine"

  • Mature (verb)

    grow old or older;

    "She aged gracefully"

    "we age every day--what a depressing thought!"

    "Young men senesce"

  • Mature (verb)

    cause to ripen and discharge pus;

    "The oil suppurates the pustules"

  • Mature (adjective)

    characteristic of maturity;

    "mature for her age"

  • Mature (adjective)

    fully considered and perfected;

    "mature plans"

  • Mature (adjective)

    having reached full natural growth or development;

    "a mature cell"

  • Mature (adjective)

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

    "ripe peaches"

    "full-bodies mature wines"

  • Mature (adjective)

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

  • Young (noun)

    any immature animal

  • Young (noun)

    United States film and television actress (1913-2000)

  • Young (noun)

    United States civil rights leader (1921-1971)

  • Young (noun)

    British physicist and Egyptologist; he revived the wave theory of light and proposed a three-component theory of color vision; he also played an important role in deciphering the hieroglyphics on the Rosetta Stone (1773-1829)

  • Young (noun)

    United States jazz tenor saxophonist (1909-1959)

  • Young (noun)

    English poet (1683-1765)

  • Young (noun)

    United States baseball player and famous pitcher (1867-1955)

  • Young (noun)

    United States religious leader of the Mormon Church after the assassination of Joseph Smith; he led the Mormon exodus from Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah (1801-1877)

  • Young (noun)

    young people collectively;

    "rock music appeals to the young"

    "youth everywhere rises in revolt"

  • Young (adjective)

    (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth;

    "young people"

  • Young (adjective)

    (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity;

    "new potatoes"

    "young corn"

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