As a noun mature
is masts (of a ship).
As an adjective protogynous is
(biology) exhibiting protogyny.
Fully developed; grown up in terms of physical appearance, behaviour or thinking; ripe.
- She is quite mature for her age.
(obsolete) Come to, or in a state of, completed suppuration.
- The headmaster decided to expel the boy after a mature consideration.
* (grown up) childish, immature
* (profound) superficial
To become mature; to ripen.
To gain experience or wisdom with age.
(finance) To reach the date when payment is due
* mature up
(biology) Exhibiting protogyny.
(botany) Whose female parts (stigma) becomes mature before the male ones (anthers).
(botany) Whose female parts (archegonia]]) mature before the male parts ([[antheridium, antheridia) release their spermatozoids .