what is difference between fledged and mature
- IPA(key): /flɛdʒd/
- Hyphenation: fledged
fledged (comparative more fledged, superlative most fledged)
- Feathered; furnished with feathers or wings; able to fly.
- simple past tense and past participle of fledge
- (UK) IPA(key): /məˈtjʊə/, /məˈtʃʊə/, /məˈtʃɔː/
- (US) IPA(key): /məˈtʃʊ(ə)ɹ/, /məˈtʃɝ/, /məˈt(j)ʊəɹ/
- Rhymes: -ʊə(ɹ), -ɜː(ɹ), -ɔː(ɹ)
Borrowed from Middle French mature, from Latin mātūrus. Doublet of maduro. Partially displaced ripe, from Old English rīpe (“ripe, mature”).
mature (comparative maturer or more mature, superlative maturest or most mature)
- Fully developed; grown up in terms of physical appearance, behaviour or thinking; ripe.
- Brought to a state of complete readiness.
- Profound; careful.
- (medicine, obsolete) Come to, or in a state of, completed suppuration.
- (television, film) Suitable for adults only, due to sexual themes, violence, etc.
- (grown up in terms of physical appearance): adult, grown; see also Thesaurus:full-grown
- (grown up in terms of behaviour or thinking): adultish, grown up; see also Thesaurus:mature
- (suitable for adults only): adult; see also Thesaurus:for adults
- (grown up): childish, immature
- (profound): superficial
- sexually mature
From French maturer (“to mature”), from Latin mātūrō.
mature (third-person singular simple present matures, present participle maturing, simple past and past participle matured)
- (intransitive) To proceed toward maturity: full development or completion (either of concrete or of abstract things, e.g. plans, judgments, qualities).
- Synonyms: develop, grow, progress, ripen
- (intransitive, of food, especially fruit) To attain maturity, to become mature or ripe.
- Synonyms: ripen, ripen up
- (transitive) To bring (something) to maturity, full development, or completion.
- (transitive) To make (something, e.g. fruit) ripe or mature.
- Synonym: ripen
- (intransitive, of a person) To proceed toward or become mature or full-grown, either physically or psychologically; to gain experience or wisdom with age.
- Synonyms: age, develop, grow up; see also Thesaurus:to age
- (transitive) To make (someone) mature.
- Synonyms: see Thesaurus:make older
- (intransitive, finance) To reach the date when payment is due.
- mature up
From Middle French mature, borrowed from Latin mātūrus. Doublet of mûr.
- IPA(key): /ma.tyʁ/
- Homophones: maturent, matures
mature (plural matures)
- (of a person) mature
- first-person singular present indicative of maturer
- third-person singular present indicative of maturer
- first-person singular present subjunctive of maturer
- third-person singular present subjunctive of maturer
- second-person singular imperative of maturer
- “mature” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- Rhymes: -ure
mature f pl
- feminine plural of maturo
- murate, mutare, muterà, tamurè
- vocative masculine singular of mātūrus
- mature in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- mature in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- mature in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
- Alternative form of matere
- first-person singular present subjunctive of maturar
- third-person singular present subjunctive of maturar
- third-person singular imperative of maturar