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Thanksgiving, our eminent moral holiday, doesn't have much for children. At its heart are conversation, food, drink, and fellowship - all perks of adulthood.
Rosecrans Baldwin

Meaning of "adulthood" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ADULTHOOD

adulthood  [ˈædʌltˌhʊd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ADULTHOOD

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Adulthood is a noun.
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.

WHAT DOES ADULTHOOD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

adulthood

Adult

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.

Definition of adulthood in the English dictionary

The definition of adulthood in the dictionary is the period of a person's life when he or she is an adult.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ADULTHOOD


archpriesthood
ˌɑːtʃˈpriːstˌhʊd
brotherhood
ˈbrʌðəˌhʊd
falsehood
ˈfɔːlsˌhʊd
fatherhood
ˈfɑːðəˌhʊd
girlhood
ˈɡɜːlˌhʊd
godhood
ˈɡɒdˌhʊd
hardihood
ˈhɑːdɪˌhʊd
infanthood
ˈɪnfəntˌhʊd
likelihood
ˈlaɪklɪˌhʊd
livelihood
ˈlaɪvlɪˌhʊd
motherhood
ˈmʌðəˌhʊd
neighborhood
ˈneɪbəˌhʊd
neighbourhood
ˈneɪbəˌhʊd
personhood
ˈp£ːsənˌhʊd
priesthood
ˈpriːstˌhʊd
puppyhood
ˈpʌpɪˌhʊd
singlehood
ˈsɪŋɡəlˌhʊd
sisterhood
ˈsɪstəˌhʊd
toddlerhood
ˈtɒdlərˌhʊd
womanhood
ˈwʊmənˌhʊd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ADULTHOOD

adult education
adult education centre
Adult Training Centre
adulterant
adulterate
adulteration
adulterator
adulterer
adulteress
adulteries
adulterine
adulterise
adulterize
adulterous
adulterously
adultery
adultescent
adultly
adultness
adultress

WORDS THAT END LIKE ADULTHOOD

aunthood
beasthood
boyhood
cathood
childhood
Christhood
gianthood
grandparenthood
high priesthood
hood
knighthood
lens hood
manhood
maximum likelihood
parenthood
prophethood
sainthood
servanthood
statehood
victimhood

Synonyms and antonyms of adulthood in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ADULTHOOD»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «adulthood» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of adulthood

Translation of «adulthood» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ADULTHOOD

Find out the translation of adulthood to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of adulthood from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «adulthood» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

成年
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

edad adulta
570 millions of speakers

English

adulthood
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

वयस्कता
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مرحلة البلوغ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

взрослость
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

idade adulta
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সাবালকত্ব
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

âge adulte
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Dewasa
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Erwachsenenalter
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

成人であること
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

성인기
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Diwasa
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tuổi trưởng thành
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வயதுவந்த
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्रौढता
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yetişkinlik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

età adulta
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dorosłość
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дорослість
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

maturitate
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ενηλικίωση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

volwassenheid
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vuxen ålder
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

voksenlivet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of adulthood

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ADULTHOOD»

The term «adulthood» is quite widely used and occupies the 23.950 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ADULTHOOD» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about adulthood

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10 QUOTES WITH «ADULTHOOD»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word adulthood.
1
Freddy Adu
I think everything happens for a reason and all the things that happened to me - good, bad - I'm glad they did. It's made me ready for life, for adulthood.
2
Rosecrans Baldwin
Thanksgiving, our eminent moral holiday, doesn't have much for children. At its heart are conversation, food, drink, and fellowship - all perks of adulthood.
3
Lake Bell
I love fashion. I always have. When I was a kid, I was in almost full-on costumes when I went to school, and I've retained a bit of that in my adulthood.
4
Dan Byrd
I've heard this before from people: early 20s kind of screws with your head a little bit because you're transitioning into adulthood and actually becoming an adult with responsibilities and paying bills. So all of a sudden, it's like you're responsible now.
5
Robert Casey
Indeed, an entire generation of Americans has grown to adulthood since the Roe decision of 1973, which held that the right to choose an abortion was a privacy right protected by our Constitution.
6
John Darnielle
Adulthood is interesting to adults. But I would never want to write about stuff I don't feel everybody can connect to.
7
Larry David
I had a wonderful childhood, which is tough because it's hard to adjust to a miserable adulthood.
8
Walt Disney
Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood.
9
Beth Ditto
I believe I owe all the best parts of my adulthood to embracing my imperfections and showcasing them.
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Beth Ditto
For me the greatest revenge of all is having a happy adulthood, waking up in my gorgeous turquoise bedroom in the morning beside a person who really inspires me. That's the best revenge a girl-loving girl from the Bible belt could possibly have. And, importantly, it's healthy.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ADULTHOOD»

Discover the use of adulthood in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to adulthood and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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On the Frontier of Adulthood: Theory, Research, and Public ...
This book provides a rich portrait of this journey-an essential font of knowledge for all who care about the younger generation."—Glen H. Elder Jr., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill "On the Frontier of Adulthood adds ...
Richard A. Settersten Jr., Frank F. Furstenberg, Rubén G. Rumbaut, 2008
2
Emerging Adulthood: The Winding Road from the Late Teens ...
In Emerging Adulthood, Jeffrey Jensen Arnett identifies and labels, for the first time, this period exploration, instability, possibility, self-focus, and a sustained sense of being in limbo.
Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, 2004
3
Personality in Adulthood: A Five-Factor Theory Perspective
Now in a revised and expanded second edition, this influential work argues for the enduring stability of personality across adult development.
Paul T. Costa, Jr., Robert R. McCrae, 2013
4
Adulthood
Focuses on the social, physical, and mental changes associated with adulthood.
Elizabeth Sinclair-House, Alison Muir, 1991
5
Learning in Adulthood: A Comprehensive Guide
In this updated landmark book, the authors have gathered the seminal work and most current thinking on adult learning into one volume. Learning in Adulthood addresses a wide range of topics including: Who are adult learners?
Sharan B. Merriam, Rosemary S. Caffarella, Lisa M. Baumgartner, 2012
6
Aging and Older Adulthood
The third edition of this essential text has been updated and expanded with new material that reflects the most recent developments in the field, and explores our current understanding of a broad range of topics related to aging and older ...
Joan T. Erber, 2012
7
Arrested Adulthood: The Changing Nature of Maturity and Identity
Barry concludes the book with a sampling of strategies-- international, regional, local, and personal--that feminist activists have employed successfully since the early 1980s, highlighting new international legal strategies for human ...
James E. Côté, 2000
8
Attachment in Adulthood: Structure, Dynamics, and Change
This authoritative work provides a systematic, comprehensive overview of theory and research on adult attachment.
Mario Mikulincer, Phillip R. Shaver, 2010
9
Attachment from Infancy to Adulthood: The Major Longitudinal ...
This volume provides unique and valuable firsthand accounts of the most important longitudinal studies of attachment.
Klaus E. Grossmann, Karin Grossmann, Everett Waters, 2006
10
Lifespan Development: Infancy Through Adulthood
The combined features that distinguish this text from other titles can be summarized with an acronym: CARE C utting edge research A pplied developmental science R eadability E ssential knowledge Written by respected child, adolescent, and ...
Marc H. Bornstein, Deborah Lowe Vandell, Karen S. Rook, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ADULTHOOD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term adulthood is used in the context of the following news items.
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Greece talks still need 'more adulthood'
WASHINGTON, D.C.: International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) that ... «The Manila Times, Jul 15»
2
Are You Stunting Your Kids' Transition into Adulthood?
Why is it that, in today's society, parents have so much difficulty getting their kids to transition into adulthood? How is it that many parents find ... «GoodTherapy.org, Jul 15»
3
Greece Talks Still Need 'More Adulthood', Says International …
International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde arrives for a Eurogroup meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels on June 27, ... «NDTV, Jul 15»
4
Taconic Hills seniors step into adulthood
McKayla Snyder gets a hug from Taconic Hills Senior High School administrator Sandra Gardner after receiving her diploma on Saturday, June ... «The Register Star, Jun 15»
5
Louisiana Eats: Growing Into Adulthood
Kelly discusses her transition into adulthood and offers several pieces of advice on the subject, many of which pertain to the kitchen. Veganism ... «WWNO, Jun 15»
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Study: Exercise Early in Life Could Provide Benefits in Adulthood
Researchers at University of California, Riverside found early-age exercise in mice has positive effects on adult levels of voluntary exercise and ... «Club Industry, Jun 15»
7
Dragons: Race To The Edge continues its impressive quest to …
If only we all had a friendly dragon like Toothless to soar on to get us through our road to adulthood, but Hiccup's Viking journey makes ... «A.V. Club Denver/Boulder, Jun 15»
8
All the Fun of Adulthood Now Available to Kids in London
Ambitious London youth finally have an answer for entertainment when the stress of playing doctor and the adrenaline rush of playing banker ... «TravelPulse, Jun 15»
9
Revisiting wars and the life of a young boy forced into adulthood
Jun 26 (IANS): Revisit the two World Wars and take a look at the life of young boy who is forced into adulthood due to his mother's profession ... «Daijiworld.com, Jun 15»
10
Still an Adolescent, Permian's Wolfcamp Delaware offers promising …
Still an Adolescent, Permian's Wolfcamp Delaware offers promising adulthood as E&P operators expand development, IHS says. 6/25/2015. HOUSTON ... «WorldOil, Jun 15»

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