adult

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Adult is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /əˈdʌlt/ or /ˈædʌlt/
  • (file)

Noun[change]

Singular
adult

Plural
adults

  1. (countable) An adult is a person who is of the legal age of majority.
    At age 18 years, he became an adult, so he could move out without his parents' consent.
    Adult usually means a person who is either age 18 years or older.
  2. An adult is a human who is mentally and sexually mature.
    The Harry Potter series was read mostly by young adults.
  3. An adult is a sexually mature nonhuman animal.
    Adult female cows feed milk to their offspring.

Antonyms[change]