grow vs mature what difference

what is difference between grow and mature

English

Etymology

From Middle English growen, from Old English grōwan (to grow, increase, flourish, germinate), from Proto-Germanic *grōaną (to grow, grow green), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰreh₁- (to grow, become green).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɡɹəʊ/, [ˈɡɹəʊ̯]
  • (US) IPA(key): /ɡɹoʊ/, [ˈɡɹoʊ̯]
  • Rhymes: -əʊ

Verb

grow (third-person singular simple present grows, present participle growing, simple past grew or (dialectal) growed, past participle grown or (dialectal) growed)

  1. (ergative) To become larger, to increase in magnitude.
  2. (ergative, of plants) To undergo growth; to be present (somewhere)
  3. (intransitive) To appear or sprout.
  4. (intransitive) To develop, to mature.
  5. (transitive) To cause or allow something to become bigger, especially to cultivate plants.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:grow.
  6. (copulative) To assume a condition or quality over time.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:grow.
  7. (intransitive, obsolete) To become attached or fixed; to adhere.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:grow.

Antonyms

  • shrink

Derived terms

Translations

References

  • grow at OneLook Dictionary Search

Middle English

Verb

grow

  1. Alternative form of growen


English

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /məˈtjʊə/, /məˈtʃʊə/, /məˈtʃɔː/
  • (US) IPA(key): /məˈtʃʊ(ə)ɹ/, /məˈtʃɝ/, /məˈt(j)ʊəɹ/
  • Rhymes: -ʊə(ɹ), -ɜː(ɹ), -ɔː(ɹ)

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Middle French mature, from Latin mātūrus. Doublet of maduro. Partially displaced ripe, from Old English rīpe (ripe, mature).

Adjective

mature (comparative maturer or more mature, superlative maturest or most mature)

  1. Fully developed; grown up in terms of physical appearance, behaviour or thinking; ripe.
  2. Brought to a state of complete readiness.
  3. Profound; careful.
  4. (medicine, obsolete) Come to, or in a state of, completed suppuration.
  5. (television, film) Suitable for adults only, due to sexual themes, violence, etc.
Synonyms
  • (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
Antonyms
  • (grown up): childish, immature
  • (profound): superficial
Derived terms
  • maturation
  • maturely
  • matureness
  • maturity
  • sexually mature
Translations

Etymology 2

From French maturer (to mature), from Latin mātūrō.

Verb

mature (third-person singular simple present matures, present participle maturing, simple past and past participle matured)

  1. (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
  2. (intransitive, of food, especially fruit) To attain maturity, to become mature or ripe.
    Synonyms: ripen, ripen up
  3. (transitive) To bring (something) to maturity, full development, or completion.
  4. (transitive) To make (something, e.g. fruit) ripe or mature.
    Synonym: ripen
  5. (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
  6. (transitive) To make (someone) mature.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:make older
  7. (intransitive, finance) To reach the date when payment is due.

Synonyms

  • maturate
Derived terms
  • maturable
  • mature up
Translations

Anagrams

  • tamure

French

Etymology

From Middle French mature, borrowed from Latin mātūrus. Doublet of mûr.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ma.tyʁ/
  • Homophones: maturent, matures

Adjective

mature (plural matures)

  1. (of a person) mature

Verb

mature

  1. first-person singular present indicative of maturer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of maturer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of maturer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of maturer
  5. second-person singular imperative of maturer

Further reading

  • “mature” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Italian

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ure

Adjective

mature f pl

  1. feminine plural of maturo

Anagrams

  • murate, mutare, muterà, tamurè

Latin

Adjective

mātūre

  1. vocative masculine singular of mātūrus

References

  • 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

Middle English

Noun

mature

  1. Alternative form of matere

Portuguese

Verb

mature

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of maturar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of maturar
  3. third-person singular imperative of maturar

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