She's very mature for her age.
He has a mature outlook on life.
His parents didn't think he was mature enough to live on his own.
Their bodies were mature, but they still behaved like children.
After mature reflection, he concluded that he had been mistaken. Verb
Girls mature earlier than boys both physically and mentally.
Her talent is maturing slowly.
Wine and cheese mature with age.
The bond matures in 10 years. See More
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The study did offer one encouraging hint: When seedlings were planted near mature trees, an average of 64% survived, possibly because those spots were not as degraded.
Byelizabeth Pennisi, science.org, 22 Nov. 2022 One page outlining the site’s ecology states that the existing Jackson Park golf course is characterized by mature canopy trees.
Maddie Ellis, Chicago Tribune, 13 Nov. 2022 The classic villa, measuring about 750 square meters or more than 8,000 square feet, is surrounded by parklike greenery and mature trees.
Lauren Beale, Forbes, 10 Nov. 2022 The house sits on 0.17 of an acre, and the backyard includes a patio, a garden, and mature trees.
John R. Ellement, BostonGlobe.com, 8 Nov. 2022 On the lot are mature trees, garden landscaping, and a stone patio overlooking a terraced yard; Pearl Street and downtown Boulder are nearby.
The Week Staff, The Week, 30 Oct. 2022 And then there’s the Mariposa Grove, the most popular and home to the largest sequoia tree in Yosemite, the 209-foot Grizzly Giant, among more than 500 mature trees.
Chris Van Leuven, Outside Online, 19 Oct. 2022 It is surrounded by mature trees, and the kitchen has a heated floor, two wall ovens and two breakfast bars.
Sophia Solano, Washington Post, 30 Sep. 2022 Walk, hike or bike the trails and see the mature trees in a natural setting.The Courier-Journal, 28 Sep. 2022
That includes the growing number of nonbinary youths who don’t want to mature into either male or female bodies.
Christina Jewett, New York Times, 14 Nov. 2022 As a result, consumers are better off waiting for the technology to mature and for the prices to go down before adopting.PCMAG, 14 Nov. 2022 When placed in a nutrient solution, the stem cells, which can mature into any kind of cell in the body, multiplied, and the researchers coaxed them to turn into red blood cells, per the BBC’s James Gallagher.
Will Sullivan, Smithsonian Magazine, 9 Nov. 2022 Now 12 years old, Rust took time to mature from the side project of a Mozilla researcher into a robust ecosystem.
Lily Hay Newman, WIRED, 2 Nov. 2022 Fully assembled it’s a lush, complex affair, and mature as a nightcap with a cigar.
Lars Brandle, Billboard, 21 Oct. 2022 Emmanuel continues to evolve and mature as a player and a teammate.
Paul Hoynes, cleveland, 13 Oct. 2022 Some large sturgeon take as long as 18 years to mature and start producing eggs.
Clare Mulroy, USA TODAY, 4 Oct. 2022 Neurodiversity at work is beginning to mature as a concept, but the practice is still far behind in terms of participation and success.
Nancy Doyle, Forbes, 22 June 2022 See More
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Adjective and Verb
Middle English, from Latin maturus ripe; akin to Latin mane in the morning, manus good