adult meaning

EN[ˈædʌlt] [ˈædl̩t] [əˈdʌlt] [-ʌlt]
  • Biologically, an adult is a human being or other organism that has reached sexual maturity. In human context, the term adult additionally has meanings associated with social and legal concepts.
  • Human adulthood encompasses psychological adult development.
  • An event relating to the oncoming of adulthood is coming of age, which encompasses passing a series of tests to demonstrate that a person is prepared for adulthood, or reaching a specified age, sometimes in conjunction with demonstrating preparation.

    Definition of adult in English Dictionary

  • NounPLadults
    1. A fully grown human or animal.
      1. A human who has reached the legal age of majority.
      2. VerbSGadultsPRadultingPT, PPadulted
        1. (nonstandard, rare) To (cause to) be or become an adult.
        2. AdjectiveCOMmore adultSUPmost adult
          1. Fully grown.
            1. an adult human, animal, or plant
          2. Intended for or restricted to adults rather than children.
            1. adult clothes
          3. Containing material of an explicit sexual nature.
            1. adult content
            2. an adult movie
        3. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • Young adult rats were chemically sympathectomized or treated with Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide or Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide 10-28 , a receptor antagonist.
            • the frequency of questions and nonquestions in typical adult speech
            • After an AAP of 20–98 days, each adult individual was transferred to a healthy yuzu, tankan mandarin, unzoki, or orange jessamine seedling for an IAP of 4–23 days.
          2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
            • Adult animals were implanted with E-Mitter transponders intraabdominally to record body temperature and locomotor activity continuously.
          3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • In the tobacco hornworm, many larval motoneurons become respecified and supply new muscles in the adult.
            • Then how about this: How about out-adulting the person who's driving you crazy. In other words, being the bigger adult.
            • Cancer survivors who got radiation treatments as children have nearly twice the risk of developing diabetes as adults.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Nouns
              • Countable nouns
              • Verbs
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              Source: Wiktionary
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              Meaning of adult for the defined word.

              Grammatically, this word "adult" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb.
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