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adult

a·dult

adult

 
 
pronunciation:
duhlt
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having grown up; mature.
The adult dog was much bigger than the puppy.
 
synonyms:
grown, mature
antonyms:
immature, juvenile, young
similar words:
big, developed, grown-up
definition 2: of or having to do with adults.
My parents and their friends were having an adult conversation at the dinner table.
synonyms:
grown-up, mature
antonyms:
childish, juvenile, minor
similar words:
big
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person who is fully grown and mature; grown-up.
When I am an adult, I will be able to decide for myself.The adults talked while the children played in the water.
antonyms:
child, juvenile
similar words:
man, woman
definition 2: an animal or plant that is fully grown and mature.
The farmer put the plants into two groups: seedlings and adults.
derivation: adulthood (n.)
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