A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.
WHAT DOES ADULT MEAN IN ENGLISH?
Biologically, an adult is a human being or other organism that has reached sexual maturity. In human context, the term adult additionally has meanings associated with social and legal concepts. In contrast to a "minor", a legal adult is a person who has attained the age of majority and is therefore regarded as independent, self-sufficient, and responsible. Human adulthood encompasses psychological adult development. Definitions of adulthood are often inconsistent and contradictory; a person may be biologically an adult, and have adult behavior but still be treated as a child if they are under the legal age of majority. Conversely, one may legally be an adult but possess none of the maturity and responsibility that may define adult character. An event relating to the oncoming of adulthood is coming of age, which encompasses passing a series of tests to demonstrate that a person is prepared for adulthood, or reaching a specified age, sometimes in conjunction with demonstrating preparation. Most modern societies determine legal adulthood based on reaching a legally specified age without requiring a demonstration of physical maturity or preparation for adulthood.
The first definition of adult in the dictionary is having reached maturity; fully developed. Other definition of adult is of or intended for mature people.Adult is also regarded as suitable only for adults, because of being pornographic.
The translations of adult from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «adult» in English.
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «adult».
FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ADULT» OVER TIME
The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «adult» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «adult» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.
Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about adult
10 QUOTES WITH «ADULT»
Famous quotes and sentences with the word adult.
The great thing about candy is that it can't be spoiled by the adult world. Candy is innocent. And all Halloween candy pales next to candy corn, if only because candy corn used to appear, like the Great Pumpkin, solely on Halloween.
After all, I have spent the better part of my adult life insisting that government be open... that government be accessible... and that government be held accountable to people who voted us into office.
Simone de Beauvoir
What is an adult? A child blown up by age.
I move between the two: I write an adult novel, and then I write a children's book. I quite enjoy that. It's a nice change of pace each time.
Most child actors go through that. Unless you can transition into an adult star, your career is over.
Candace Cameron Bure
Once I got my driver's license everybody treated me like I was an adult.
I write what I like to read, and I enjoy love triangles in YA and adult fiction - not to mention in other media like TV, opera, theatre, and even in video games! I relish when dark and compelling characters compete for our protagonist's heart. The doubts, the uncertainty - the jealousy! - can be breathtaking.
I was a confident, outgoing little boy. If you're an only child, you're living in a very linguistically adult world, and you've got to keep up. So I did. Maybe I was slightly annoying.
Ann Demeulemeester is an adult brand now, with its own identity and legacy that is able to continue growing without me.
I think some of my best theatre training has been in the Marine Corps. Not only meeting a bunch of characters, but growing up. You're in really adult situations at a young age, as far as being in charge of people.
10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ADULT»
Discover the use of adult in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to adult and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
Fifty Shades of Grey
Romantic, liberating and totally addictive, this is a novel that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you for ever.
E L James, 2012
Fifty Shades of Grey
Romantic, liberating and totally addictive, Fifty Shades of Grey is available now as an unabridged audiobook.
E. L. James, 2012
Fifty Shades of Grey
When Anastasia Steele, a young literature student, interviews wealthy young entrepreneur Christian Grey for her campus magazine, their initial meeting introduces Anastasia to an exciting new world that will change them both forever.
E. L. James, 2011
Adult Learning Basics
Intended for learning and performance professionals, Adult Learning Basics addresses individual learning competencies, organizational learning climate, and technology-related issues as they affect adult learning in the workplace.
William J. Rothwell, 2008
Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course: Lesson Book Level Two
This book begins with an extensive review of the chords and keys previously studied, using fresh and interesting material that will provide enjoyment as well as reinforcement.
Willard A. Palmer, Morton Manus, Amanda Vick Lethco, 1997
Dimensions of Adult Learning
The book establishes an analytical framework to emphasise the nature of learning and agency of learners; examines the core knowledge and skills that adult educators need; discusses policy, research and history of adult education, and ...
Griff Foley, 2004
Adult Neurogenesis: Stem Cells and Neuronal Development in ...
This is the first comprehensive, integrated account of one of the most exciting areas of neuroscience.
Gerd Kempermann, 2006
Adult all-in-one course
The Adult All-In-One Course combines all of the pages from the Lesson Books and selected pages from Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course Theory, Solo and Technic Books (Finger Aerobics) into each of these concise volumes.
Willard A. Palmer, Morton Manus, Amanda Vick Lethco, 1996
Adult Children, Adult Choices applies well-documented principles of psychology to help us understand how people can be codependent (and yet not "sick"), as well as how they can stop being adult children and grow into true adulthood.
Mary Ramey, 1992
Assessing Adolescent and Adult Intelligence
-III Assessing Adolescent and Adult Intelligence, the classic text from Alan Kaufman and Elizabeth Lichtenberger, has consistently provided the most comprehensive source of information on cognitive assessment of adults and adolescents.
Alan S. Kaufman, Elizabeth O. Lichtenberger, 2005
10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ADULT»
Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term adult is used in the context of the following news items.
Police: One adult, one child shot in Avondale
CINCINNATI -- Police were called to the scene of a shooting in Avondale Sunday at around 2 p.m. where they said a child and an adult were ... «WCPO, Jul 15»
Is it selfish to have an adult-only wedding?
Chaunie Brunie's essay for YourTango, "I Have Kids And I Think It's Selfish To Have An Adult-Only Wedding" has people talking about the topic, ... «Today.com, Jul 15»
Amazon as an adult: Two decades of online shopping
Amazon as an adult: Two decades of online shopping. Originally published July 5, 2015 at 10:00 pm Updated July 5, 2015 at 2:56 pm. Jeff Bezos' company ... «The Seattle Times, Jul 15»
3 children, 1 adult burned by illegal fireworks in Elgin
A woman and three children are recovering Sunday after being burned by illegal fireworks in northwest suburban Elgin, police said. The group ... «WLS-TV, Jul 15»
Missing adult reported in Camden
Patricia Macri, 63, was reported missing in Camden Saturday, July 4, 2015. Submitted photo. A 63 year old woman from Morgan Village has ... «NJ.com, Jul 15»
Childhood Trauma Can Lead to Adult Migraines: Study
Experiencing a traumatic event during childhood may raise the risk for migraines as an adult, new Canadian research suggests. "We found the ... «Newsmax, Jul 15»
Sagepoint adult day program celebrates 30 years
On July 15, 2015, Sagepoint Senior Living Services' Adult Day Program celebrates 30 years serving the citizens of Charles County. Originally ... «Bay Net, Jul 15»
ADULT BASEBALL: Bits, pieces and other assorted musings
ADULT BASEBALL NOTEBOOK ADULT BASEBALL: Bits, pieces and other assorted musings. Story · Comments. Print: Create a hardcopy of ... «The Intelligencer, Jul 15»
It can be tricky correcting an adult's grammar
Dear Know: Correcting an adult's grammar is tricky. A lot of people are sensitive and assume the criticism means you think they are stupid. «Huntsville Item, Jul 15»
Immigrant children receive adult dose of hepatitis A vaccine at …
SAN ANTONIO – About 250 immigrant children were given an adult dose of a hepatitis A vaccine at a Texas detention facility where they were ... «Fox News, Jul 15»
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