US: /ˈædəɫt/, /əˈdəɫt/
UK: /ˈædʌlt/

English Vietnamese dictionary

adult /'ædʌlt/
  • danh từ
    • người lớn, người đã trưởng thành
    • tính từ
      • trưởng thành

    Advanced English dictionary

    noun, adjective
    + noun
    1 a fully grown person who is legally responsible for their actions: Children must be accompanied by an adult. + Why can't you two act like civilized adults?
    2 a fully grown animal: The fish return to the river as adults in order to breed.
    + adjective
    1 fully grown or developed: preparing young people for adult life + the adult population + adult monkeys
    2 behaving in an intelligent and responsible way; typical of what is expected of an adult: When my parents split up, it was all very adult and open.
    3 [only before noun] intended for adults only, because it is about sex or contains violence: an adult movie
    See also - ADULTHOOD

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 mature, grown (up), full-grown, matured, of age:
    Now that you are adult, you come into a large inheritance.
    2 grown-up:
    Tiger cubs are cute, but the adults are very dangerous.

    Collocation dictionary


    This book will definitely appeal to teenagers and young adults.
    | single
    The number of single adult households has doubled in the past 30 years.
    | consenting
    What consenting adults do in private is their own business.
    | responsible
    I simply can't believe that responsible adults allowed a child to wander the streets.


    She spent her entire adult life caring for others.
    | education, literacy | population

    Concise English dictionary

    +a fully developed person from maturity onward
    +any mature animal
    +(of animals) fully developed