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English adjective: adult

1. adult (of animals) fully developed

SamplesAn adult animal.
A grown woman.

Synonymsbig, full-grown, fully grown, grown, grownup


Domain categoryanimal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna


2. adult designed to arouse lust

SamplesPornographic films and magazines.
Adult movies.




English noun: adult

1. adult (person) a fully developed person from maturity onward


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

Narrower (hyponym)adult female, adult male, brachycephalic, caregiver, case, catch, centrist, character, conservative, conservativist, disarmer, dolichocephalic, eccentric, elder, ex-spouse, golden ager, homebody, host, important person, influential person, Jack of all trades, liberal, liberal, liberalist, man, man of the world, match, middle of the roader, militarist, moderate, moderationist, old person, oldster, pacificist, pacifist, patrician, personage, pledgee, pledger, professional, professional person, progressive, senior, senior citizen, sobersides, sophisticate, stay-at-home, stoic, thoroughbred, type, unemotional person, warmonger, woman

Part holonymadult body

Antonymsjuvenile, juvenile person

2. adult (animal) any mature animal

Broader (hypernym)animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna

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