- cultivation of the soil
- production, development, or improvement of a particular plant, animal, commodity, etc.
- the growth of bacteria, microorganisms, or other plant and animal cells in a specially prepared nourishing fluid or solid
- a colony of microorganisms or cells thus grown
- development, improvement, or refinement of the intellect, emotions, interests, manners, and taste
- the result of this; refined ways of thinking, talking, and acting
- development or improvement of physical qualities by special training or care: body culture, voice culture
- the ideas, customs, skills, arts, etc. of a people or group, that are transferred, communicated, or passed along, as in or to succeeding generations
- such ideas, customs, etc. of a particular people or group in a particular period; civilization
- the particular people or group having such ideas, customs, etc.
- the values and goals of a particular business, esp. a large corporation, as reflected in its management style, employee morale, levels of productivity and efficiency, etc.
Origin of cultureMiddle English from Classical Latin cultura from colere: see cult
transitive verb-·tured, -·tur·ing
- to cultivate
- to grow (microorganisms or cells) in a specially prepared medium