Mature vs. Age

Mature vs. Age — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Mature and Age

Matureadjective

Having reached full natural growth or development

a mature cell.

Agenoun

The length of time that a person or thing has existed

a man 23 years of age.wanted to know the age of the house.

Matureadjective

Having reached a desired or final condition; ripe

a mature cheese.

Agenoun

The time of life when a person becomes qualified to assume certain civil and personal rights and responsibilities, usually at 18 or 21 years; legal age

under age.of age.

Matureadjective

Having or showing characteristics, such as patience and prudence, considered typical of well-balanced adulthood

mature for her age.

Agenoun

One of the stages of life

the age of adolescence.at an awkward age.
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Matureadjective

Suitable or intended for adults

mature subject matter.

Agenoun

The state of being old; old age

hair white with age.

Matureadjective

Composed of adults

a mature audience.

Agenoun

A period of time marked by a distinctive characteristic, achievement, or figure

the Stone Age.the computer age.the Elizabethan Age.

Matureadjective

Worked out fully by the mind; considered

a mature plan of action.

Agenoun

A period in the history of the earth, usually shorter than an epoch

the Ice Age.
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Matureadjective

Having reached the limit of its time; due

a mature bond.

Agenoun

The period of history during which a person lives

a product of his age.

Matureadjective

No longer subject to great expansion or development. Used of an industry, market, or product.

Agenoun

A generation

ages yet unborn.

Matureadjective

(Geology) Having reached maximum development of form. Used of streams and landforms.

Agenoun

ages(Informal) An extended period of time

left ages ago.

Matureverb

To bring to full development; ripen.

Ageverb

To cause to become old or to show the signs of becoming old

The stress of the office visibly aged the president.

Matureverb

To work out fully in the mind

"able to digest and mature my thoughts for my own mind only" (John Stuart Mill).

Ageverb

To cause to mature or ripen under controlled conditions

aging wine.

Matureverb

To evolve toward or reach full development

The child's judgment matures as she grows older.

Ageverb

To change (the characteristics of a device) through use, especially to stabilize (an electronic device).

Matureverb

To become due. Used of notes and bonds.

Ageverb

To become old or show signs of becoming old

Who doesn't want to age gracefully?.

Matureadjective

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

She is quite mature for her age.

Ageverb

To develop a certain quality of ripeness; become mature

cheese aging at room temperature.

Matureadjective

Brought to a state of complete readiness.

a mature plan

Agenoun

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

Matureadjective

Profound; careful.

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

Agenoun

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

Matureadjective

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

Agenoun

(countable) One of the stages of life.

the age of infancy

Matureverb

To become mature; to ripen.

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

(intransitive) To gain experience or wisdom with age.

Agenoun

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

the golden age; the age of Pericles

Matureverb

(transitive) To make something mature.

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

Matureverb

To reach the date when payment is due

Agenoun

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

Matureverb

develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation;

He matured fastThe child grew fast

Agenoun

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

Matureverb

develop and work out fully in one's mind;

I need to mature my thoughts

Agenoun

(countable) A generation.

There are three ages living in her house.

Matureverb

become due for repayment;

These bonds mature in 2005

Agenoun

A long time.

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

Matureverb

cause to ripen or develop fully;

The sun ripens the fruitAge matures a good wine

Agenoun

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

Matureverb

grow old or older;

She aged gracefullywe age every day--what a depressing thought!Young men senesce

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

cause to ripen and discharge pus;

The oil suppurates the pustules

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?

Matureadjective

characteristic of maturity;

mature for her age

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

Matureadjective

fully considered and perfected;

mature plans

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.

Matureadjective

having reached full natural growth or development;

a mature cell

Ageverb

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

Grief ages us.

Matureadjective

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

ripe peachesfull-bodies mature wines

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.

Matureadjective

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

Ageverb

To categorize by age.

One his first assignments was to age the accounts receivable.

Ageverb

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

He grew fat as he aged.

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 agetall for his eld

Agenoun

a late time of life;

old age is not for sissieshe's showing his yearsage hasn't slowed him down at alla beard white with eldon the brink of geezerhood

Agenoun

a prolonged period of time;

we've known each other for agesI 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 gracefullywe age every day--what a depressing thought!Young men senesce

Ageverb

make older;

The death of his child aged him tremendously