World English Dictionary:
adult  (ˈædʌlt, əˈdʌlt) adj 1. having reached maturity; fully developed 2. of or intended for mature people: adult education 3. regarded as suitable only for adults, because of being pornographic: adult films and magazines n 4. a person who has attained maturity; a grownup 5. a mature fully grown animal or plant 6. law  Compare infant a person who has attained the age of legal majority (18 years for most purposes) [C16: from Latin adultus,  from adolēscere  to grow up, from alēscere  to grow, from alēre  to feed, nourish] 'adulthood 

a·dult [uh-duhlt, ad-uhlt] –adjective 1. having attained full size and strength; grown up; mature: an adult person, animal, or plant. 2. of, pertaining to, or befitting adults. 3. intended for adults; not suitable for children: adult entertainment. –noun
4. a person who is fully grown or developed or of age. 5. a full-grown animal or plant. 6. a person who has attained the age of maturity as specified by law. Origin:
1525–35; 1925–30 for def. 3; < Latin adultus  grown (past participle of adolēre  to make grow), equivalent to ad- ad- + ul-  (identical with base al-  in aliment, ol-  in prolific) + -tus  past participle suffix —Related forms a·dult·hood, noun a·dult·like, adjective a·dult·ly, adverb a·dult·ness, noun non·a·dult, adjective, noun qua·si-a·dult, adjective sub·a·dult, adjective, noun sub·a·dult·ness, noun un·a·dult, adjective
 

Does being 19 make them adults???

4/26/2011 17:49:07

Maybe. But there's a BIG difference between being adult and being grown up!

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