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come of age

Definition of come of age

  1. :  to reach the age when one is considered an adult <He received his full inheritance when he came of age.> —often used figuratively to indicate full development <She came of age as an artist after she moved to New York.> <a political movement that has recently come of age>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to move toward something :  approach

    :  to move or journey to a vicinity with a specified purpose

    :  to reach a particular station in a series

  1. :  the time of life at which some particular qualification, power, or capacity arises or rests

    :  majority

    :  one of the stages of life

  1. :  to become old :  show the effects or the characteristics of increasing age

    :  to acquire a desirable quality (as mellowness or ripeness) by standing undisturbed for some time

    :  to cause to become old

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