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Meaning of ADULT

Pronunciation:  u'dult

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

ADULT is a 5 letter word that starts with A.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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
  2. \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.
 Definition: the period in an individual's life cycle after the eruption of the last permanent teeth.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: aged, big, full-blown, full-fledged, full-grown, grown, grown up, grown-up, marriable, marriageable, mature, matured, maturescent, nubile, of age, of marriageable age, old, ripe, ripened