adult

Adult is noun and an adjective, both of which refer to something mature, no longer a child. A full-grown person is called an adult: they can drink, smoke, vote, and watch R-rated movies.

If you're still a child, then you are not an adult — that's the noun version. Childish people don't behave in an adult manner — that's the adjective. A child might be scared by the Wicked Witch of the West, but an adult knows she's not real. Learning the difference between real-life and make-believe is one of the upsides of becoming adult.

Definitions of adult
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n a fully developed person from maturity onward

Synonyms:
grownup
Antonyms:
juvenile, juvenile person
a young person, not fully developed
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Io
(Greek mythology) a maiden seduced by Zeus; when Hera was about to discover them together Zeus turned her into a white heifer
Adam
(Old Testament) in Judeo-Christian mythology; the first man and the husband of Eve and the progenitor of the human race
Eve
(Old Testament) Adam's wife in Judeo-Christian mythology: the first woman and mother of the human race; God created Eve from Adam's rib and placed Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden
Cain
(Old Testament) Cain and Abel were the first children of Adam and Eve born after the Fall of Man; Cain killed Abel out of jealousy and was exiled by God
Abel
(Old Testament) Cain and Abel were the first children of Adam and Eve born after the Fall of Man; Abel was killed by Cain
Seth
(Old Testament) third son of Adam and Eve; given by God in place of the murdered Abel
Ham
(Old Testament) son of Noah
Japheth
(Old Testament) son of Noah
Judith
Jewish heroine in one of the books of the Apocrypha; she saved her people by decapitating the Assyrian general Holofernes
Shem
(Old Testament) eldest son of Noah
Matthew Arnold
English poet and literary critic (1822-1888)
Abul-Walid Mohammed ibn-Ahmad Ibn-Mohammed ibn-Roshd
Arabian philosopher born in Spain; wrote detailed commentaries on Aristotle that were admired by the Schoolmen (1126-1198)
Karl Baedeker
German publisher of a series of travel guidebooks (1801-1859)
John Bartlett
United States publisher and editor who compiled a book of familiar quotations (1820-1905)
Bathsheba
(Old Testament) the wife of Uriah and later the wife of king David; Solomon was her son by David (circa 10th century BC)
Mary McLeod Bethune
United States educator who worked to improve race relations and educational opportunities for Black Americans (1875-1955)
Louis Braille
French educator who lost his sight at the age of three and who invented a system of writing and printing for sightless people (1809-1852)
Eva Braun
the German mistress of Adolf Hitler (1910-1945)
Van Wyck Brooks
United States literary critic and historian (1886-1963)
George Bryan Brummell
English dandy who was a fashion leader during the Regency (1778-1840)
Boy Orator of the Platte
United States lawyer and politician who advocated free silver and prosecuted John Scopes (1925) for teaching evolution in a Tennessee high school (1860-1925)
Dale Carnegie
United States educator famous for writing a book about how to win friends and influence people (1888-1955)
Catherine of Aragon
first wife of Henry VIII; Henry VIII's divorce from her was the initial step of the Reformation in England (1485-1536)
Edith Louisa Cavell
English nurse who remained in Brussels after the German occupation in order to help Allied prisoners escape; was caught and executed by the Germans (1865-1915)
John Anthony Ciardi
United States poet and critic (1916-1986)
John Amos Comenius
Czech educational reformer (1592-1670)
Clarence Seward Darrow
United States lawyer famous for his defense of lost causes (1857-1938)
Delilah
(Old Testament) the Philistine mistress of Samson who betrayed him by cutting off his hair and so deprived him of his strength
Jacques Derrida
French philosopher and critic (born in Algeria); exponent of deconstructionism (1930-2004)
John Dewey
United States pragmatic philosopher who advocated progressive education (1859-1952)
Melville Louis Kossuth Dewey
United States librarian who founded the decimal system of classification (1851-1931)
Friedrich Wilhelm August Froebel
German educator who founded the kindergarten system (1782-1852)
Roger Eliot Fry
English painter and art critic (1866-1934)
Herman Northrop Frye
Canadian literary critic interested in the use of myth and symbolism (1912-1991)
Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet
United States educator who established the first free school in the United States for the hearing impaired (1787-1851)
Harley Granville-Barker
English actor and dramatist and critic and director noted for his productions of Shakespearean plays (1877-1946)
Anne Hathaway
wife of William Shakespeare (1556-1623)
Arthur Garfield Hays
United States lawyer involved in several famous court trials (1881-1954)
William Harrison Hays
United States lawyer and politician who formulated a production code that prescribed the moral content of United States films from 1930 to 1966 (1879-1954)
William Hazlitt
English essayist and literary critic (1778-1830)
Hippocrates
medical practitioner who is regarded as the father of medicine; author of the Hippocratic oath (circa 460-377 BC)
John Edgar Hoover
United States lawyer who was director of the FBI for 48 years (1895-1972)
Mark Hopkins
United States educator and theologian (1802-1887)
Henry Oscar Houghton
United States publisher who founded a printing shop that became an important book publisher (1823-1895)
Robert Maynard Hutchins
United States educator who was president of the University of Chicago (1899-1977)
Francis Scott Key
United States lawyer and poet who wrote a poem after witnessing the British attack on Baltimore during the War of 1812; the poem was later set to music and entitled `The Star-Spangled Banner' (1779-1843)
Lucy Craft Laney
United States educator who founded the first private school for Black students in Augusta, Georgia (1854-1933)
President Abraham Lincoln
16th President of the United States; saved the Union during the American Civil War and emancipated the slaves; was assassinated by Booth (1809-1865)
Abbott Lawrence Lowell
United States educator and president of Harvard University (1856-1943)
Henry Robinson Luce
United States publisher of magazines (1898-1967)
Horace Mann
United States educator who introduced reforms that significantly altered the system of public education (1796-1859)
Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley
heroine of the American Revolution who carried water to soldiers during the Battle of Monmouth Court House and took over her husband's gun when he was overcome by heat (1754-1832)
William Holmes McGuffey
United States educator who compiled the McGuffey Eclectic Readers (1800-1873)
Henry Louis Mencken
United States journalist and literary critic (1880-1956)
Maria Montesorri
Italian educator who developed a method of teaching mentally handicapped children and advocated a child-centered approach (1870-1952)
Daniel Patrick Moynihan
United States politician and educator (1927-2003)
Keith Rupert Murdoch
United States publisher (born in Australia in 1931)
James Naismith
United States educator (born in Canada) who invented the game of basketball (1861-1939)
Florence Nightingale
English nurse remembered for her work during the Crimean War (1820-1910)
Adolph Simon Ochs
United States newspaper publisher (1858-1935)
Carl Orff
German musician who developed a widely used system for teaching music to children (1895-1982)
Elizabeth Palmer Peabody
educator who founded the first kindergarten in the United States (1804-1894)
Sir Isaac Pitman
English educator who invented a system of phonetic shorthand (1813-1897)
Rachel
(Old Testament) the second wife of Jacob and mother of Joseph and Benjamin
Rebecca
(Old Testament) wife of Isaac and mother of Jacob and Esau
Ivor Armstrong Richards
English literary critic who collaborated with C. K. Ogden and contributed to the development of Basic English (1893-1979)
John Ruskin
British art critic (1819-1900)
Ruth
the great-grandmother of king David whose story is told in the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament
Margaret Higgins Sanger
United States nurse who campaigned for birth control and planned parenthood; she challenged Gregory Pincus to develop a birth control pill (1883-1966)
Sarah
(Old Testament) the wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac
Wallis Warfield Simpson
United States divorcee whose marriage to Edward VIII created a constitutional crisis leading to his abdication
Sir Stephen Harold Spender
English poet and critic (1909-1995)
Anne Mansfield Sullivan
United States educator who was the teacher and lifelong companion of Helen Keller (1866-1936)
John Orley Allen Tate
United States poet and critic (1899-1979)
Joseph Deems Taylor
United States composer and music critic (1885-1966)
Lionel Trilling
United States literary critic (1905-1975)
Carl Clinton Van Doren
United States writer and literary critic (1885-1950)
Booker Taliaferro Washington
United States educator who was born a slave but became educated and founded a college at Tuskegee in Alabama (1856-1915)
Andrew Dickson White
United States educator who in 1865 (with Ezra Cornell) founded Cornell University and served as its first president (1832-1918)
Emma Hart Willard
United States educator who was an early campaigner for higher education for women (1787-1870)
Edmund Wilson
United States literary critic (1895-1972)
John Witherspoon
American Revolutionary leader and educator (born in Scotland) who signed of the Declaration of Independence and was president of the college that became Princeton University (1723-1794)
Alexander Woollcott
United States drama critic and journalist (1887-1943)
Abu Ali al-Husain ibn Abdallah ibn Sina
Arabian physician and influential Islamic philosopher; his interpretation of Aristotle influenced St. Thomas Aquinas; writings on medicine were important for almost 500 years (980-1037)
Robert Barany
Austrian physician who developed a rotational method for testing the middle ear (1876-1936)
Caspar Bartholin
Danish physician who discovered Bartholin's gland (1585-1629)
Apostle of Germany
(Roman Catholic Church) Anglo-Saxon missionary who was sent to Frisia and Germany to spread the Christian faith; was martyred in Frisia (680-754)
Sir David Bruce
Australian physician and bacteriologist who described the bacterium that causes undulant fever or brucellosis (1855-1931)
Burrill Bernard Crohn
United States physician who specialized in diseases of the intestines; he was the first to describe regional ileitis which is now known as Crohn's disease (1884-1983)
John L. H. Down
English physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828-1896)
Karl Adolf Eichmann
Austrian who became the Nazi official who administered the concentration camps where millions of Jews were murdered during World War II (1906-1962)
Christiaan Eijkman
Dutch physician who discovered that beriberi is caused by a nutritional deficiency (1858-1930)
Etienne-Louis Arthur Fallot
French physician who described cardiac anomalies including Fallot's tetralogy (1850-1911)
William Gilbert
English court physician noted for his studies of terrestrial magnetism (1540-1603)
Paul Joseph Goebbels
German propaganda minister in Nazi Germany who persecuted the Jews (1897-1945)
Hermann Wilhelm Goring
German politician in Nazi Germany who founded the Gestapo and mobilized Germany for war (1893-1946)
William Harvey
English physician and scientist who described the circulation of the blood; he later proposed that all animals originate from an ovum produced by the female of the species (1578-1657)
Walther Richard Rudolf Hess
Nazi leader who in 1941 flew a solo flight to Scotland in an apparent attempt to negotiate a peace treaty with Great Britain but was imprisoned for life (1894-1987)
Heinrich Himmler
German Nazi who was chief of the SS and the Gestapo and who oversaw the genocide of six million Jews (1900-1945)
Adolf Hitler
German Nazi dictator during World War II (1889-1945)
Thomas Hodgkin
English physician who first described Hodgkin's disease (1798-1866)
George Huntington
United States physician who first described Huntington's chorea
Aletta Jacobs
Dutch physician who opened the first birth control clinic in the world in Amsterdam (1854-1929)
Edward Jenner
English physician who pioneered vaccination; Jenner inoculated people with small amounts of cowpox to prevent them from getting smallpox (1749-1823)
Harry Fitch Kleinfelter
United States physician who first described the XXY-syndrome (born in 1912)
David Livingstone
Scottish missionary and explorer who discovered the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls (1813-1873)
Otto Loewi
United States pharmacologist (born in Germany) who was the first to show that acetylcholine is produced at the junction between a parasympathetic nerve and a muscle (1873-1961)
Clemence Sophia Harned Lozier
United States physician who in 1863 founded a medical school for women (1813-1888)
Sir Patrick Manson
Scottish physician who discovered that elephantiasis is spread by mosquitos and suggested that mosquitos also spread malaria (1844-1922)
Friedrich Anton Mesmer
Austrian physician who tried to treat diseases with a form of hypnotism (1734-1815)
Theophrastus Philippus Aureolus Bombastus von Hohenheim
Swiss physician who introduced treatments of particular illnesses based on his observation and experience; he saw illness as having an external cause (rather than an imbalance of humors) and replaced traditional remedies with chemical remedies (1493-1541)
Peter Mark Roget
English physician who in retirement compiled a well-known thesaurus (1779-1869)
Sir Ronald Ross
British physician who discovered that mosquitos transmit malaria (1857-1932)
Benjamin Rush
physician and American Revolutionary leader; signer of the Declaration of Independence (1745-1813)
Albert Schweitzer
French philosopher and physician and organist who spent most of his life as a medical missionary in Gabon (1875-1965)
John Thomas Scopes
Tennessee highschool teacher who violated a state law by teaching evolution; in a highly publicized trial in 1925 he was prosecuted by William Jennings Bryan and defended by Clarence Darrow (1900-1970)
Anna Howard Shaw
United States physician and suffragist (1847-1919)
Sir James Young Simpson
Scottish obstetrician and surgeon who pioneered in the use of ether and discovered the anesthetic effects of chloroform (1811-1870)
English Hippocrates
English physician (1624-1689)
Marcus Whitman
United States frontier missionary who established a post in Oregon where Christianity and schooling and medicine were available to Native Americans (1802-1847)
Erik Adolf von Willebrand
Finnish physician who first described vascular hemophilia (1870-1949)
Saint Francis Xavier
Spanish missionary and Jesuit who establish missionaries in Japan and Ceylon and the East Indies (1506-1552)
William Beaumont
United States surgeon remembered for his studies of digestion (1785-1853)
Alexis Carrel
French surgeon and biologist who developed a way to suture and graft blood vessels (1873-1944)
William Cowper
English surgeon who discovered Cowper's gland (1666-1709)
Michael Ellis De Bakey
United States heart surgeon who in 1966 implanted the first artificial heart in a human patient (born in 1908)
William Crawford Gorgas
United States Army surgeon who suppressed yellow fever in Havana and in the Panama Canal Zone (1854-1920)
Joseph Lister
English surgeon who was the first to use antiseptics (1827-1912)
James Parkinson
English surgeon (1755-1824)
Walter Reed
United States physician who proved that yellow fever is transmitted by mosquitoes (1851-1902)
Jean Martin Charcot
French neurologist who tried to use hypnotism to cure hysteria (1825-1893)
Harvery Williams Cushing
United States neurologist noted for his study of the brain and pituitary gland and who identified Cushing's syndrome (1869-1939)
Sir Howard Walter Florey
British pathologist who isolated and purified penicillin, which had been discovered in 1928 by Sir Alexander Fleming (1898-1968)
Sigmund Freud
Austrian neurologist who originated psychoanalysis (1856-1939)
Harold Hirschsprung
Danish pediatrician (1830-1916)
Karen Danielsen Horney
United States psychiatrist (1885-1952)
Karl Theodor Jaspers
German psychiatrist (1883-1969)
Baron Richard von Krafft-Ebing
German neurologist noted for his studies of sexual deviance (1840-1902)
Karl Landsteiner
United States pathologist (born in Austria) who discovered human blood groups (1868-1943)
Prosper Meniere
French otologist who first described a form of vertigo now known as Meniere's disease and identified the semicircular canals as the site of the lesion (1799-1862)
Charles Frederick Menninger
United States psychiatrist who with his sons founded a famous psychiatric clinic in Topeka (1862-1953)
Karl Augustus Menninger
United States psychiatrist and son of Charles Menninger (1893-1990)
William Claire Menninger
United States psychiatrist and son of Charles Menninger (1899-1966)
Sir James Paget
English pathologist who discovered the cause of trichinosis (1814-1899)
John Rock
United States gynecologist and devout Catholic who conducted the first clinical trials of the oral contraceptive pill (1890-1984)
Francis Peyton Rous
United States pathologist who discovered viruses that cause tumors (1879-1970)
Hermann Snellen
Dutch ophthalmologist who introduced the Snellen chart to study visual acuity (1834-1908)
Benjamin Spock
United States pediatrician whose many books on child care influenced the upbringing of children around the world (1903-1998)
Harry Stack Sullivan
United States psychiatrist (1892-1949)
Georges Gilles de la Tourette
French neurologist (1857-1904)
Henry Hubert Turner
United States endocrinologist (1892-1970)
Rudolf Karl Virchow
German pathologist who recognized that all cells come from cells by binary fission and who emphasized cellular abnormalities in disease (1821-1902)
Karl Wernicke
German neurologist best known for his studies of aphasia (1848-1905)
Thomas Willis
English physician who was a pioneer in the study of the brain (1621-1675)
Melanie Klein
United States psychoanalyst (born in Austria) who was the first to specialize in the psychoanalysis of small children (1882-1960)
Wilhelm Reich
Austrian born psychoanalyst who lived in the United States; advocated sexual freedom and believed that cosmic energy could be concentrated in a human being (1897-1957)
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brachycephalic
an adult with a short broad head
caregiver
a person who is responsible for attending to the needs of a child or dependent adult
catch, match
a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect
centrist, middle of the roader, moderate, moderationist
a person who takes a position in the political center
case, character, eccentric, type
a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
conservative, conservativist
a person who is reluctant to accept changes and new ideas
dolichocephalic
an adult with a long narrow head
elder, senior
a person who is older than you are
ex-spouse
a person who was formerly a spouse
host
a person who invites guests to a social event (such as a party in his or her own home) and who is responsible for them while they are there
important person, influential person, personage
a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events
Jack of all trades
a person able to do a variety of different jobs acceptably well
liberal, liberalist, progressive
a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties
liberal
a person who favors an economic theory of laissez-faire and self-regulating markets
adult male, man
an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
militarist, warmonger
a person who advocates war or warlike policies
golden ager, old person, oldster, senior citizen
an elderly person
disarmer, pacificist, pacifist
someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes
patrician
a person of refined upbringing and manners
pledgee
someone to whom a pledge is made or someone with whom something is deposited as a pledge
pledger
someone who makes or gives a pledge
professional, professional person
a person engaged in one of the learned professions
sobersides
a serious and sedate individual
man of the world, sophisticate
a worldly-wise person
homebody, stay-at-home
a person who seldom goes anywhere; one not given to wandering or travel
stoic, unemotional person
someone who is seemingly indifferent to emotions
thoroughbred
a well-bred person
adult female, woman
an adult female person (as opposed to a man)
Black man
a man who is Black
Black woman
a woman who is Black
white man
a man who is White
white woman
a woman who is White
amazon, virago
a large strong and aggressive woman
maenad
(Greek mythology) a woman participant in the orgiastic rites of Dionysus
ancient, antediluvian
a very old person
armchair liberal
a person of liberal ideals who takes no action to realize them
baboo, babu
used as a Hindi courtesy title; equivalent to English `Mr'
bachelor, unmarried man
a man who has never been married
bachelor girl, bachelorette
a young unmarried woman who lives alone
baggage
a worthless or immoral woman
ball-breaker, ball-buster
a demanding woman who destroys men's confidence
bey
(formerly) a title of respect for a man in Turkey or Egypt
B-girl, bar girl
a woman employed by a bar to act as a companion to men customers
big cheese, big deal, big enchilada, big fish, big gun, big shot, big wheel, head honcho
an important influential person
bas bleu, bluestocking
a woman having literary or intellectual interests
boy
a friendly informal reference to a grown man
beau, boyfriend, fellow, swain, young man
a man who is the lover of a girl or young woman
ex-boyfriend
a man who is no longer a woman's boyfriend
bridesmaid, maid of honor
an unmarried woman who attends the bride at a wedding
broad
slang term for a woman
Samson, bruiser, bull, strapper
a large and strong and heavyset man
capitalist
a conservative advocate of capitalism
careerist
a professional who is intent on furthering his or her career by any possible means and often at the expense of their own integrity
cat
a spiteful woman gossip
celebrity, famous person
a widely known person
centenarian
someone who is at least 100 years old
Cinderella
a woman whose merits were not been recognized but who then achieves sudden success and recognition
behemoth, colossus, giant, heavyweight, titan
a person of exceptional importance and reputation
conformist
someone who conforms to established standards of conduct (especially in religious matters)
coquette, flirt, minx, tease, vamp, vamper
a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
cosmopolitan, cosmopolite
a sophisticated person who has travelled in many countries
craftsman
a professional whose work is consistently of high quality
critic
a person who is professionally engaged in the analysis and interpretation of works of art
curmudgeon
a crusty irascible cantankerous old person full of stubborn ideas
dame, gentlewoman, lady, ma'am, madam
a woman of refinement
beau, clotheshorse, dandy, dude, fashion plate, fop, gallant, sheik, swell
a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
dean, doyen
a man who is the senior member of a group
deb, debutante
a young woman making her debut into society
divorcee, grass widow
a divorced woman or a woman who is separated from her husband
ex, ex-wife
a woman who was formerly a particular man's wife
dodderer
one who dodders from old age and weakness
dodo, fogey, fogy, fossil
someone whose style is out of fashion
dominatrix
a dominating woman (especially one who plays that role in a sadomasochistic sexual relationship)
donna
an Italian woman of rank
dotard
an oldster in his dotage; someone whose age has impaired his intellect
dove, peacenik
someone who prefers negotiations to armed conflict in the conduct of foreign relations
doyenne
a woman who is the senior member of a group
educator, pedagog, pedagogue
someone who educates young people
elder statesman
any influential person whose advice is highly respected
eminence grise
(French) a person who exercises power or influence in certain areas without holding an official position
Delilah, enchantress, femme fatale, siren, temptress
a woman who is considered to be dangerously seductive
Esq, Esquire
a title of respect for a member of the English gentry ranking just below a knight; placed after the name
castrate, eunuch
a man who has been castrated and is incapable of reproduction
Excellency
a title used to address dignitaries (such as ambassadors or governors); usually preceded by `Your' or `His' or `Her'
eyeful
a strikingly beautiful woman
father figure, father surrogate
a man who takes over all the functions of the real father
father-figure
a man (often a powerful or influential man) who arouses emotions usually felt for your real father and with whom you identify psychologically
buster, dude, fellow
an informal form of address for a man
fixer, influence peddler
someone who intervenes with authorities for a person in trouble (usually using underhand or illegal methods for a fee)
fuddy-duddy
a conservative who is old-fashioned or dull in attitude or appearance
galoot
a disreputable or clumsy man
geisha, geisha girl
a Japanese woman trained to entertain men with conversation and singing and dancing
geezer
a man who is (usually) old and/or eccentric
gentleman
a man of refinement
fille, girl, miss, missy, young lady, young woman
a young woman
girl
a friendly informal reference to a grown woman
girl, girlfriend, lady friend
a girl or young woman with whom a man is romantically involved
girlfriend
any female friend
gold digger
a woman who associates with or marries a rich man in order to get valuables from him through gifts or a divorce settlement
divorced man, grass widower
a man who is divorced from (or separated from) his wife
gravida
a pregnant woman
bozo, cat, guy, hombre
an informal term for a youth or man
hardliner
a conservative who is uncompromising
back-number, has-been
someone who is no longer popular
hawk, war hawk
an advocate of an aggressive policy on foreign relations
PCP, caregiver, health care provider, health professional, primary care provider
a person who helps in identifying or preventing or treating illness or disability
heavy hitter
an influential person who works hard to promote the causes they are interested in
hierarch
a person who holds a high position in a hierarchy
heroine
a woman possessing heroic qualities or a woman who has performed heroic deeds
Herr
a German man; used before the name as a title equivalent to Mr in English
high-muck-a-muck, pooh-bah
an arrogant or conceited person of importance
Hooray Henry
a lively and ineffectual upper-class young man
hostess
a woman host
housefather
a man in charge of children in an institution
hunk
a well-built sexually attractive man
ex, ex-husband
a man who was formerly a certain woman's husband
inamorata
a woman with whom you are in love or have an intimate relationship
inamorato
a man with whom you are in love or have an intimate relationship
iron man, ironman
a strong man of exceptional physical endurance
ironside
a man of great strength or bravery
jezebel
a shameless impudent scheming woman
jilt
a woman who jilts a lover
kingmaker
an important person who can bring leaders to power through the exercise of political influence
bigwig, kingpin, top banana
the most important person in a group or undertaking
lady
a polite name for any woman
latitudinarian
a person who is broad-minded and tolerant (especially in standards of religious belief and conduct)
attorney, lawyer
a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice
bibliothec, librarian
a professional person trained in library science and engaged in library services
maenad
an unnaturally frenzied or distraught woman
magnifico
a person of distinguished rank or appearance
adonis
any handsome young man
materfamilias, matriarch
a female head of a family or tribe
matriarch
a feisty older woman with a big bosom (as drawn in cartoons)
matron
a woman in charge of nursing in a medical institution
mestiza
a woman of mixed racial ancestry (especially mixed European and Native American ancestry)
middle-aged man
a man who is roughly between 45 and 65 years old
minimalist
a conservative who advocates only minor reforms in government or politics
fancy woman, kept woman, mistress
an adulterous woman; a woman who has an ongoing extramarital sexual relationship with a man
Monsieur
used as a French courtesy title; equivalent to English `Mr'
mossback
an extremely old-fashioned conservative
mother figure
a woman who evokes the feelings usually reserved for a mother
figure, name, public figure
a well-known or notable person
nanny, nurse, nursemaid
a woman who is the custodian of children
neocon, neoconservative
a conservative who subscribes to neoconservatism
neoliberal
a liberal who subscribes to neoliberalism
nepotist
a powerful person who shows favoritism to relatives or close friends
nonagenarian
someone whose age is in the nineties
nullipara
(obstetrics) a woman who has never give birth to a child
houri, nymph
a voluptuously beautiful young woman
nymphet
a sexually attractive young woman
octogenarian
someone whose age is in the eighties
old boy
a vivacious elderly man
old boy, old man
a familiar term of address for a man
Methuselah, graybeard, greybeard, old man
a man who is very old
old woman
a woman who is old
paterfamilias, patriarch
the male head of family or tribe
pawnbroker
a person who lends money at interest in exchange for personal property that is deposited as security
Peter Pan
a boyish or immature man; after the boy in Barrie's play who never grows up
pluralist
someone who believes that distinct ethnic or cultural or religious groups can exist together in society
policy maker
someone who sets the plan pursued by a government or business etc.
ponce
a man who is effeminate in his manner and fussy in the way he dresses
posseman
an able-bodied man serving as a member of a posse
power broker, powerbroker
a person who is important by virtue of the people or votes they control
practician, practitioner
someone who practices a learned profession
publisher
a person engaged in publishing periodicals or books or music
extreme right-winger, reactionary, ultraconservative
an extreme conservative; an opponent of progress or liberalism
right-winger, rightist
a member of a right wing political party
sacred cow
a person unreasonably held to be immune to criticism
Senhor
a Portuguese title of respect; equivalent to English `Mr'
septuagenarian
someone whose age is in the seventies
sexagenarian
someone whose age is in the sixties
shaver
an adult male who shaves
shiksa, shikse
a derogatory term used by Jews to refer to non-Jewish women
signior, signor
used as an Italian courtesy title; can be prefixed to the name or used separately
signore
an Italian title of respect for a man; equivalent to the English `sir'; used separately (not prefixed to his name)
sir
term of address for a man
sirdar
an important person in India
slicker
a person with good manners and stylish clothing
beauty, dish, knockout, looker, lulu, mantrap, peach, ravisher, smasher, stunner, sweetheart
a very attractive or seductive looking woman
socialite
a socially prominent person
square, square toes
a formal and conservative person with old-fashioned views
stiff
an ordinary man
he-man, macho-man, stud
a man who is virile and sexually active
sun
a person considered as a source of warmth or energy or glory etc
sylph
a slender graceful young woman
Tarzan
(sometimes used ironically) a man of great strength and agility (after the hero of a series of novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs)
diehard, traditionalist
one who adheres to traditional views
unmarried woman
a woman who is not married
VIP, dignitary, high muckamuck, high-up, panjandrum, very important person
an important or influential (and often overbearing) person
vestal
a chaste woman
Wac
a member of the Women's Army Corps
Wave
a member of the women's reserve of the United States Navy; originally organized during World War II but now no longer a separate branch
Whig
a member of the political party that urged social reform in 18th and 19th century England; was the opposition party to the Tories
widow, widow woman
a woman whose husband is dead especially one who has not remarried
widower, widowman
a man whose wife is dead especially one who has not remarried
married woman, wife
a married woman; a man's partner in marriage
philanderer, womaniser, womanizer
a man who likes many women and has short sexual relationships with them
golden boy, wonder boy
a man who is unusually successful at an early age
wonder woman
a woman who can be a successful wife and have a professional career at the same time
worthy
an important, honorable person (word is often used humorously)
young buck, young man
a teenager or a young adult male
yuppie
a young upwardly mobile professional individual; a well-paid middle-class professional who works in a city and has a luxurious life style
Type of:
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
a human being

n any mature animal

Type of:
animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna
a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

adj (of animals) fully developed

“an adult animal”
Synonyms:
big, full-grown, fully grown, grown, grownup
mature
having reached full natural growth or development

adj designed to arouse lust

adult movies”
Synonyms:
pornographic
sexy
marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest

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