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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adult  \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 
  age. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adult  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  adult 
  adj  :  (of  animals)  fully  developed;  "an  adult  animal";  "a  grown 
  woman"  [syn:  {big},  {full-grown},  {fully  grown},  {grown}, 
  {grownup}] 
  n  1:  a  fully  developed  person  from  maturity  onward  [syn:  {grownup}] 
  [ant:  {juvenile}] 
  2:  any  mature  animal 




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