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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mature \Ma*ture"\, a. [Compar. Maturer; superl. Maturest.] [L. maturus; prob. akin to E. matin.] [1913 Webster] 1. Brought by natural process to completeness of growth and development; fitted by growth and development for any function, action, or state, appropriate to its kind; full-grown; ripe. [1913 Webster] Now is love mature in ear. --Tennison. [1913 Webster] How shall I meet, or how accost, the sage, Unskilled in speech, nor yet mature of age? --Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. Completely worked out; fully digested or prepared; ready for action; made ready for destined application or use; perfected; as, a mature plan. [1913 Webster] This lies glowing, . . . and is almost mature for the violent breaking out. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Of or pertaining to a condition of full development; as, a man of mature years. [1913 Webster] 4. Come to, or in a state of, completed suppuration. [1913 Webster] Syn: Ripe; perfect; completed; prepared; digested; ready. Usage: Mature, Ripe. Both words describe fullness of growth. Mature brings to view the progressiveness of the process; ripe indicates the result. We speak of a thing as mature when thinking of the successive stayes through which it has passed; as ripe, when our attention is directed merely to its state. A mature judgment; mature consideration; ripe fruit; a ripe scholar. [1913 Webster]