Fully developed; grown up in terms of physical appearance, behaviour or thinking; ripe.
“She is quite mature for her age.”
Brought to a state of complete readiness.
“a mature plan”
“The headmaster decided to expel the boy after a mature consideration.”
Come to, or in a state of, completed suppuration.
To become mature; to ripen.
To gain experience or wisdom with age.
To make something mature.
To reach the date when payment is due
In the early part of growth or life; born not long ago.
“a lamb is a young sheep;”
“these picture books are for young readers”
At an early stage of existence or development; having recently come into existence.
“the age of space travel is still young;”
“a young business”
(Not) advanced in age; (far towards or) at a specified stage of existence or age.
“How young is your dog?”
“Her grandmother turned 70 years young last month.”
Junior (of two related people with the same name).
(of a decade of life) Early.
Youthful; having the look or qualities of a young person.
“My grandmother is a very active woman and is quite young for her age.”
Of or belonging to the early part of life.
“The cynical world soon shattered my young dreams.”
Having little experience; inexperienced; unpracticed; ignorant; weak.
People who are young; young people, collectively; youth.
“The young of today are well-educated.”
Young or immature offspring (especially of an animal).
“The lion caught a gnu to feed its young.”
“The lion’s young are curious.”
An individual offspring; a single recently born or hatched organism.
To become or seem to become younger.
To cause to appear younger.
To exhibit younging.
having lived or existed for only a short time
“a young girl”
“young tender mint leaves”
“the young are amazingly resilient”
not as old as the norm or as would be expected
“more people were dying young”
relating to or consisting of young people
“the local Young Farmers’ club”
immature or inexperienced
“she’s very young for her age”
having the qualities associated with young people, such as enthusiasm and optimism
“all those who are young at heart”
used to denote the younger of two people of the same name
“Pitt the Younger”
denoting the heir of a landed commoner
“Hugh Magnus Macleod, younger of Macleod”
offspring, especially of an animal before or soon after birth
“many grebes carry their young on their backs”