- The definition of culture means a particular set of customs, morals, codes and traditions from a specific time and place.
An example of culture is the Ancient Greek civilization.
- Culture is defined as a high degree of taste, knowledge and interest in arts, literature and other scholarly fields.
An example of culture is an affection, appreciation and understanding of modern art.
- To culture is defined as to cultivate or grow.
An example of culture is to plant a seed and provide everything necessary for the seed to become a plant.
An example of the culture of ancient Greece.
- 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.
Origin of cultureMiddle English ; from Classical Latin cultura ; from colere: see cult
- a. The arts, beliefs, customs, institutions, and other products of human work and thought considered as a unit, especially with regard to a particular time or social group: Edwardian culture; Japanese culture.b. These arts, beliefs, and other products considered with respect to a particular subject or mode of expression: musical culture; oral culture.c. The set of predominating attitudes and behavior that characterize a group or organization: a manager who changed the corporate culture.
- Mental refinement and sophisticated taste resulting from the appreciation of the arts and sciences: a woman of great culture.
- Special training and development: voice culture for singers and actors.
- The cultivation of soil; tillage: the culture of the soil.
- The breeding or cultivation of animals or plants for food, the improvement of stock, or other purposes.
- Biology a. The growing of microorganisms, tissue cells, or other living matter in a specially prepared nutrient medium.b. Such a growth or colony, as of bacteria.
transitive verbcul·tured, cul·tur·ing, cul·tures
- To cultivate (soil or plants).
- a. To grow (microorganisms or other living matter) in a specially prepared nutrient medium.b. To use (a substance) as a medium for culture: culture milk.
Origin of cultureMiddle English, cultivation, from Old French, from Latin cultūra, from cultus, past participle of colere; see cultivate.
culture of rice blast fungus, Pyricularia grisea, growing in a petri dish
- The arts, customs, and habits that characterize a particular society or nation.
- The beliefs, values, behaviour and material objects that constitute a people's way of life.
- (microbiology) The process of growing a bacterial or other biological entity in an artificial medium.
- (anthropology) Any knowledge passed from one generation to the next, not necessarily with respect to human beings.
- The collective noun for a group of bacteria.
- (botany) Cultivation.
- (computing) The language and peculiarities of a geographical location.
- A culture is the combination of the language that you speak and the geographical location you belong to. It also includes the way you represent dates, times and currencies. ... Examples: en-UK, en-US, de-AT, fr-BE, etc.
- when I hear the word culture, I reach for my gun
(third-person singular simple present cultures, present participle culturing, simple past and past participle cultured)
From Middle French culture (“cultivation; culture”), from Latin cultūra (“cultivation; culture”), from cultus, perfect passive participle of colō (“till, cultivate, worship”) (related to colōnus and colōnia), from earlier *quelō, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷel- (“to move; to turn (around)”).