mature-v; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: develop biologically

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[topic] MATURE ADVP[manner]

Kittens and puppies mature quickly compared to human babies.
The cheese is matured for two years in cool dark caves.
This Cabernet-Franc has matured beautifully. (aged wine)
Populations in the developed world are maturing at a rapid pace.
The pears matured and fell off the tree.
The boil matured and began to secrete pus.

PropBank: mature.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 4, 5, 6

Sense Number 2: formulate, elaborate, articulate

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1[topic[abstract]] MATURE PP NP1[topic[abstract]] MATURE ADVP[manner]
NOTE: this sense is a metaphoric extension of Sense 1

His writing style has matured significantly since his last novel.
There was no time for their acquaintance to mature into a friendship.
The industry has matured to the point that it's harder to be a start-up in it now.

PropBank: mature.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: become due

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1[topic] MATURE ADVP[manner] NP1[topic] MATURE PP[temporal]
NOTE: usually some financial instrument

These bonds mature in 30 years.
These bonds will mature when Johnny starts college.
This insurance policy matures more slowly than that one.

PropBank: mature.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3