|adult (ˈædʌlt, əˈdʌlt)|
|1.||having reached maturity; fully developed|
|2.||of or intended for mature people: adult education|
|3.||regarded as suitable only for adults, because of being pornographic: adult films and magazines|
|4.||a person who has attained maturity; a grownup|
|5.||a mature fully grown animal or plant|
|6.||law Compare infant a person who has attained the age of legal majority (18 years for most purposes)|
|[C16: from Latin adultus, from adolēscere to grow up, from alēscere to grow, from alēre to feed, nourish]|
adult a·dult (ə-dŭlt', ād'ŭlt)
One who has attained maturity or legal age.
A fully grown, mature organism.