Definitions for: Adult


[n] any mature animal
[n] a fully developed person from maturity onward
[adj] (of animals) fully developed; "an adult animal"; "a grown woman"



Webster (1913) Definition: A*dult", a. [L. adultus, p. p. of adolescere, akin to
alere to nourish: cf. F. adulte. See Adolescent, Old.]
Having arrived at maturity, or to full size and strength;
matured; as, an adult person or plant; an adult ape; an adult
age.


A*dult", n.
A person, animal, or plant grown to full size and strength;
one who has reached maturity.

Note: In the common law, the term is applied to a person who
has attained full age or legal majority; in the civil
law, to males after the age of fourteen, and to females
after twelve.

Synonyms: big, full-grown, fully grown, grown, grownup, grownup, mature

Antonyms: juvenile, juvenile person

See Also: adult body, animal, animate being, beast, brute, caregiver, case, catch, centrist, character, conservative, conservativist, creature, disarmer, eccentric, elder, ex-spouse, fauna, homebody, host, human, important person, individual, influential person, Jack of all trades, liberal, man of the world, match, middle of the roader, militarist, moderate, moderationist, mortal, old person, oldster, pacificist, pacifist, patrician, person, personage, pledgee, pledger, professional, professional person, progressive, senior, senior citizen, sobersides, somebody, someone, sophisticate, soul, stay-at-home, stoic, thoroughbred, type, unemotional person, warmonger

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