Culture Definition

kŭlchər
cultured, cultures, culturing
noun
cultures
These arts, beliefs, and other products considered with respect to a particular subject or mode of expression.
Musical culture; oral culture.
American Heritage
The set of predominating attitudes and behavior that characterize a group or organization.
A manager who changed the corporate culture.
American Heritage
Cultivation of the soil.
Webster's New World
Production, development, or improvement of a particular plant, animal, commodity, etc.
Webster's New World
Development, improvement, or refinement of the intellect, emotions, interests, manners, and taste.
Webster's New World
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verb
cultured, cultures, culturing
To cultivate.
Webster's New World
To grow (microorganisms or cells) in a specially prepared medium.
Webster's New World
To use (a substance) as a medium for culture.
Culture milk.
American Heritage
To use a substance as a medium for culture.
Culture milk.
American Heritage Medicine

To maintain in an environment suitable for growth (especially of bacteria).

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
acculturizetillcultivateworktenddress
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Other Word Forms of Culture

Noun

Singular:
culture
Plural:
cultures

Origin of Culture

  • 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)”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English cultivation from Old French from Latin cultūra from cultus past participle of colere cultivate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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