Maturely to May

(Ma*ture"ly), adv.

1. In a mature manner; with ripeness; completely.

2. With caution; deliberately. Dryden.

3. Early; soon. [A Latinism, little used] Bentley.

(Ma*ture"ness), n. The state or quality of being mature; maturity.

(Ma*tur"er) n. One who brings to maturity.

(Mat`u*res"cent) a. [L. maturescens, p. pr. of maturescere to become ripe, v. incho. from maturus. See Mature, a.] Approaching maturity.

(Ma*tur"ing) a. Approaching maturity; as, maturing fruits; maturing notes of hand.

(Ma*tu"ri*ty) n. [L. maturitas: cf. F. maturité.]

1. The state or quality of being mature; ripeness; full development; as, the maturity of corn or of grass; maturity of judgment; the maturity of a plan.

2. Arrival of the time fixed for payment; a becoming due; termination of the period a note, etc., has to run.

(Mat`u*ti"nal) a. [L. matutinalis, matutinus: cf. F. matutinal. See Matin.] Of or pertaining to the morning; early.

(Ma*tu"ti*na*ry) a. Matutinal. [R.]

(Mat"u*tine) a. Matutinal. [R.]

(Mat"weed`) n. (Bot.) A name of several maritime grasses, as the sea sand-reed (Ammophila arundinacea) which is used in Holland to bind the sand of the seacoast dikes (see Beach grass, under Beach); also, the Lygeum Spartum, a Mediterranean grass of similar habit.

(Mat"y) n. [Etymology uncertain.] A native house servant in India. Balfour (Cyc. of India).

(||Matz"oth) n. [Heb. matstsoth, pl. of matstsah unleavened.] A cake of unleavened bread eaten by the Jews at the feast of the Passover.

(||Mau*ca"co) n. [From the native name.] (Zoöl.) A lemur; — applied to several species, as the White-fronted, the ruffed, and the ring-tailed lemurs.

(Maud) n. A gray plaid; — used by shepherds in Scotland.

(Mau"dle) v. t. To throw onto confusion or disorder; to render maudlin. [Obs.]

(Maud"lin) a. [From Maudlin, a contr. of Magdalen, OE. Maudeleyne, who is drawn by painters with eyes swelled and red with weeping.]

1. Tearful; easily moved to tears; exciting to tears; excessively sentimental; weak and silly. "Maudlin eyes." Dryden. "Maudlin eloquence." Roscommon. "A maudlin poetess." Pope. "Maudlin crowd." Southey.

2. Drunk, or somewhat drunk; fuddled; given to drunkenness.

Maudlin Clarence in his malmsey butt.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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