Definitions of culture

  1. To cultivate.
  2. To cultivate: to improve.
  3. To cultivate or improve.
  4. a particular society at a particular time and place; " early Mayan civilization"
  5. a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality; " they performed with great polish"; " I admired the exquisite refinement of his prose"; " almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art"-- Joseph Conrad
  6. the raising of plants or animals; " the culture of oysters"
  7. ( biology) the growing of microorganisms in a nutrient medium ( such as gelatin or agar); " the culture of cells in a Petri dish"
  8. the tastes in art and manners that are favored by a social group
  9. the attitudes and behavior that are characteristic of a particular social group or organization; " the developing drug culture"; " the reason that the agency is doomed to inaction has something to do with the FBI culture"
  10. The act or practice of cultivating, or of preparing the earth for seed and raising crops by tillage; as, the culture of the soil.
  11. The act of, or any labor or means employed for, training, disciplining, or refining the moral and intellectual nature of man; as, the culture of the mind.
  12. The state of being cultivated; result of cultivation; physical improvement; enlightenment and discipline acquired by mental and moral training; civilization; refinement in manners and taste.
  13. To cultivate; to educate.
  14. The cultivation of bacteria or other organisms in artificial media or under artificial conditions.
  15. The collection of organisms resulting from such a cultivation.
  16. Those details of a map, collectively, which do not represent natural features of the area delineated, as names and the symbols for towns, roads, houses, bridges, meridians, and parallels.
  17. The training or refining of the mental or moral powers; the enlightenment which results from mental and moral training; as, culture or civilization includes education, manners, and morals; refinement; tillage; care given to the growth and development of animals and plants; the breeding of bacteria for scientific use; the product of such breeding.
  18. Cultivation: the state of being cultivated: advancement or refinement the result of cultivation.
  19. Cultivation; advancement or refinement by cultivation.
  20. Cultivation; training; improvement; refinement of mind, morals, or taste; enlightenment.
  21. The development of micro- organisms, or the organisms so developed.
  22. The act of tilling; cultivation; the application of labour, with a view to production or improvement; intellectual or moral discipline and training.
  23. The act of preparing the earth for seed; cultivation; any labour or means employed for improvement.
  24. Cultured.