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Comparison of usage frequency between the noun adult and its most common antonym:
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The word adult and its family (adulthood, adults) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.
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Definition of the noun adult
What does adult mean as a name of something?
Adult is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.
noun - plural: adults
- a fully developed person from maturity onward
- lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
- synonym of adult: grownup
- antonym of adult: juvenile
- more generic words: individual / mortal / person / somebody / someone / soul = a human being
- more specific terms:
- brachycephalic = an adult with a short broad head
- caregiver = a person who is responsible for attending to the needs of a child or dependent adult
- catch / match = a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect
- middle of the roader / moderationist / centrist / moderate = a person who takes a position in the political center
- character / eccentric / case / type = a person of a specified kind
- conservativist / conservative = a person who is reluctant to accept changes and new ideas
- dolichocephalic = an adult with a long narrow head
- senior / elder = a person who is older than you are
- ex-spouse = a person who was formerly a spouse
- fascist = an adherent of fascism or other authoritarian views
- host = a person who invites guests to a social event (such as a party in his or her own home) and who is responsible for them while they are there
- influential person / important person / personage = a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events
- Jack of all trades = a person able to do a variety of different jobs acceptably well
- progressive / liberalist / liberal = a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties
- liberal = a person who favors an economic theory of laissez-faire and self-regulating markets
- adult male / man = an adult person who is male
- militarist / warmonger = a person who advocates war or warlike policies
- senior citizen / golden ager / old person / oldster = an elderly person
- pacificist / disarmer / pacifist = someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes
- patrician = a person of refined upbringing and manners
- pledgee = someone to whom a pledge is made or someone with whom something is deposited as a pledge
- pledger = someone who makes or gives a pledge
- professional person / professional = a person engaged in one of the learned professions
- sobersides = a serious and sedate individual
- man of the world / sophisticate = a worldly-wise person
- stay-at-home / homebody = a person who seldom goes anywhere
- unemotional person / stoic = someone who is seemingly indifferent to emotions
- thoroughbred = a well-bred person
- adult female / woman = an adult female person
- part: adult body = the body of an adult human being
- any mature animal
Alternative definition of the noun adult
- A fully grown human or animal.
- A person who lives outside the parental home.
- (improper usage) A person whose parents are deceased.
Definition of the adjective adult
What does adult mean as an attribute of a noun?
adjective - degrees: more adult / most adult
- (of animals) fully developed
- designed to arouse lust
Alternative definition of the adjective adult
- Of a human or animal, fully grown.
- Intended for adults rather than children.
- Containing material or concerning subjects unsuitable (especially sexually) for children
- Adult: ADULT. is an American band from Detroit, Michigan that integrates vocals with drum machines, analog synths and electronic/punk elements. While popular in their home city of Detroit, they are also very popular in Germany and the United Kingdom.
- member of musical group Solvent vs. ADULT.
- genres: Electroclash, Detroit techno, Electronic music, Electronica, Dance-punk, Electropunk, Electronic dance music, Techno
- albums: "Dispassionate Furniture", "Entertainment", "Nausea", "New Phonies", "Resuscitation", "Limited Edition", "Hand to Phone", "Anxiety Always", "Gimmie Trouble", "D.U.M.E.", "The Controlled Edition", "Why Bother?", "Let's Feel Bad Together", "ADULT. / The Dirtbombs", "Numbers + ADULT. = This Seven Inch", "The Men You'll Never See EP", "T & A.", "Misinterpreted", "The Way Things Fall", "Shake Your Head / Blank Eyed, Nose Bleed", "Tonight, We Fall"
- official website: www.adultperiod.com
- adult a.k.a. Traudl Kulikowski is an actress.
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Adult a.k.a. Angelo Torancelli is a fictional character from the 2008 film Miracle at St. Anna.
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"Adult", a.k.a. Otona is the second studio album by Japanese alternative rock band Tokyo Jihen, released on January 25, 2006 in Japan through Toshiba EMI/ Virgin Music. The album was produced by the band and Japanese recording engineer Uni Inoue. The album reached number one on the Oricon Weekly Album Chart on February 6, 2006.
- also known as 大人
- genres: Pop rock, Jazz, Pop music, Soul music, Kayōkyoku, Rock music, Funk, Bossa nova
- released on (9 years ago)
ADULT is an Aviation waypoint.
Adult a.k.a. Pornographic film: Pornographic films or sex films are films that present sexually explicit subject matter for the purpose of sexual arousal and erotic satisfaction of the viewer. Pornographic films present sexual fantasies and usually include erotically stimulating material such as nudity. A distinction is often made between erotic films and pornographic films on the basis that the latter contain more explicit sexuality and usually do not claim any artistic merit, or aesthetic appeal.
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Phrases with Adult
- adult body
- adult male
- Adult Movie
- adult tooth
- adult female
- Adult Content
- adult education
- adult male body
- adult female body
- adult intelligence
- adult-onset diabetes
- Adult Third Culture Kid
- Adult Third Culture Kids
- adult-onset diabetes mellitus
- adult respiratory distress syndrome
- Young Adult
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Adult
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by Jeff Lucas
Being adult means that we have rejected our fairytale notions of being grown up and have embraced process and weakness as part of our ongoing lives. Members of a prodigalfriendly church will both accept one another as sinners and ...
Oxford Picture Dictionary Monolingual (American English) dictionary for teenage and adult students (2015)
Oxford Picture Dictionary Monolingual (American English) dictionary by Jayme Adelson-Goldstein, Norma Shapiro
Diaz, Hillsborough County Public Schools, Tampa, FL Marion Donahue, San Dieguito Adult School, Encinitas, CA Nick Doorn, International Education Services, South Lyon, MI Mercedes Douglass, Seminole Community College, Sanford, ...
by Wang, Victor C. X.
Historically, adult education was rooted in a variety of social movements. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the adult education movements responded to social and economic needs— Mechanics Institutes in Australia, ...
by Rogers, Patricia L.
Online adult learners are motivated by engaging tasks and activities as they participate invalued tasks and avoid non-valued tasks. Sass (1989) found that approachable, friendly and enthusiastic instructors; the use of a variety of instructional ...
The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric and Social Care, Second Edition by Eugenia L. Siegler, MD, FACP, Elizabeth Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN, Mathy Mezey, EdD, RN, FAAN
are made to adult protective service units, which are housed in state or local departments of social services or aging services. Because identification and reporting of elder abuse are crucial in initiating treatment, family members, caregivers, ...
Global Women's Issues and Knowledge by Cheris Kramarae, Dale Spender
Chris Mann EDUCATION: Adult and Continuing Adult ...
Challenges in e-HRM by Torres-Coronas, Teresa
Lindeman's key assumptions about adult learners 1. Victor C. X. Wang California State University, Long Beach, USA INTRODUCTION Agood question human resources development (HRD) and human resources management (HRM) ...
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- Adult Lego
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- Adult Food
Not quite sure what's so adult about it!
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- Adult Drinks...
Spotted in Asda, Chesser, Edinburgh
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- Adult cereals
For after the watershed
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- Adult Brown Thrasher
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- Adult Meaning
Video shows what adult means. A fully grown human or animal.. adult pronunciation. How to pronounce, definition by Wiktionary dictionary. adult meaning.
- "Definition" - UDO Canadian Street Dance Championships 2012 - Adult Crew 2nd Place winner
Definition competed in the adult crew division at UDO Canadian Street Dance Championships and came 2nd in their division. Definition qualifies to represent ...
- Adult Leadership: DEFINITION, Marianne Soler
- Teaching ESL Adult vocabulary
- Kate talking about the Importance of Adult Vocabulary (Warning: Adult Vocabulary)
Kate May, an AAC user and Saltillo Consultant discuses the importance of allowing children access to adult vocabulary. She shares her view on why these ...
- Adult Fluency and Vocabulary, Introduction
This segment introduces the teaching technique used and gives information about the students for the lesson segments.
- Adult Swim meaning and pronunciation
A night time program on Cartoon Network that dedicates it's shows to a fan-base audience of "14" years or older. They show anime and more 'adult' cartoons.
- Presentation on the acquisition of vocabulary in the adult ESL student
- What Is The Definition Of Adult ADHD Medical Dictionary Free Online
what is the definition of Adult ADHD: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as found in the adult population. ADHD is a well-known childhood disorder ...
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- VOCABULARY IN 20 LANGUAGES = adult
- The English Alphabet for adult ESL students
The English alphabet for ESL students.
- Project-Based Teaching for Adult ESL Literacy Learners
This PowerPoint presentation explains a variety of projects which can be used with adult ESL literacy learners. The projects include the creation of a vegetable ...
- A New Look at Reading and Writing in Advanced Adult ESL Classes
Catch up on this webinar from Cambridge University Press with Ventures authors Lynn Savage, Donna Price and Sylvia Ramirez. The College and Career ...
- Improve your English: OCSB Adult ESL Program
The Ottawa Catholic School Board offers a wide variety of English-as-a-Second Language classes to adults in the Ottawa area. This video shows some of the ...
- Social Networking and the Adult ESL Classroom
This video looks at the benefits of social networking in the context of adult ESL language training in Canada.
- Framingham Adult ESL Plus
Framingham Adult ESL Plus provides free adult education to new arrivals in central Massachusetts. The members of the MetroWest ESL Fundraising board ...
- REALIZE 2015 Forum - Reflective Learning and Teaching in Adult ESL Literacy: a PBLA Approach
This interactive session is designed to explore a few practical ideas on PBLA framework implementation in adult ESL literacy classroom including tips on literacy ...
- EFL and Adult ESL Programs
This video considers EFL classes specifically for learning English in Junior High, High School, and college. In elementary school, EFL is expected to be included ...
- Adult ESL in District 833
Learning didn't stop for South Washington County Schools' adult ESL students this summer. Dozens of international community members attended sessions at ...
- Let's Learn English Cantonese Instructions for Adult ESL Learners Grammar 1/2
Eight parts of speech; 4 types of sentences; English tenses.
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- Red Cross offers Adult CPR/AED training course in American Sign Language
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- Adult Day Centres. Auslan (Australian Sign Language).
Adult Day Centres provide centre based day care for adults. Centres for frail aged people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are ...
- Sign Language at the Always There Adult Day Program 02-2013
Quotes about Adult
Scrabble value of A1D2U1L1T1
The value of this 5-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
Anagrams of ADULT
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