culture, civilization, civilisationnoun
a particular society at a particular time and place
"early Mayan civilization"
the tastes in art and manners that are favored by a social group
all the knowledge and values shared by a society
(biology) the growing of microorganisms in a nutrient medium (such as gelatin or agar)
"the culture of cells in a Petri dish"
polish, refinement, culture, cultivation, finishnoun
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
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"
the raising of plants or animals
"the culture of oysters"
grow in a special preparation
"the biologist grows microorganisms"
(Biol.) (a) The cultivation of bacteria or other organisms (such as fungi or eukaryotic cells from mulitcellular organisms) in artificial media or under artificial conditions. (b) The collection of organisms resulting from such a cultivation. The growth of cells obtained from multicellular animals or plants in artificial media is called tissue culture.
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.
The process of growing a bacterial or other biological entity in an artificial medium.
Any knowledge passed from one generation to the next, not necessarily with respect to human beings.
The collective noun for a group of bacteria.
The Culture of Spring-Flowering Bulbs
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.
To maintain in an environment suitable for growth (especially of bacteria).
To increase the artistic or scientific interest (in something).
Etymology: From cultura, from cultus, perfect passive participle of colo (related to colonus and colonia), from earlier *, from kʷel-.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: cultura, Latin.
Give us seed unto our heart, and culture to our understanding, that there may come fruit of it. 2 Esd viii. 6.
These three last were slower than the ordinary wheat of itself, and this culture did rather retard than advance. Francis Bacon.
The plough was not invented ’till after the deluge; the earth requiring little or no care or culture, but yielding its increase freely, and without labour and toil. John Woodward.
Where grows? —— Where grows it not? If vain our toil,
We ought to blame the culture, not the soil.
Fix’d to no spot is happiness sincere. Alexander Pope, Essay on Man.
They rose as vigorous as the sun;
Then to the culture of the willing glebe. James Thomson, Spring.
One might wear any passion out of a family by culture, as skilful gardeners blot a colour out of a tulip that hurts its beauty. Tatler, №. 75.
To cultivate; to manure; to till. It is used by Thomson, but without authority.
Etymology: from the noun.
the act or practice of cultivating, or of preparing the earth for seed and raising crops by tillage; as, the culture of the soil
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
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
to cultivate; to educate
Etymology: [F. culture, L. cultura, fr. colere to till, cultivate; of uncertain origin. Cf. Colony.]
Culture is a modern concept based on a term first used in classical antiquity by the Roman orator Cicero: "cultura animi". The term "culture" appeared first in Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries, to connote a process of cultivation or improvement, as in agriculture or horticulture. In the 19th century, the term developed to refer first to the betterment or refinement of the individual, especially through education, and then to the fulfillment of national aspirations or ideals. In the mid-19th century, some scientists used the term "culture" to refer to a universal human capacity. For the German nonpositivist sociologist Georg Simmel, culture referred to "the cultivation of individuals through the agency of external forms which have been objectified in the course of history". In the 20th century, "culture" emerged as a central concept in anthropology, encompassing the range of human phenomena that cannot be attributed to genetic inheritance. Specifically, the term "culture" in American anthropology had two meanings: ⁕the evolved human capacity to classify and represent experiences with symbols, and to act imaginatively and creatively; and ⁕the distinct ways that people living differently classified and represented their experiences, and acted creatively.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kul′tūr, n. cultivation: the state of being cultivated: refinement the result of cultivation.—v.t. to cultivate: to improve.—adjs. Cul′turable; Cul′tural.—p.adj. Cul′tured, cultivated: well educated: refined.—adj. Cul′tureless. [L. cultūra—colĕre.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A collective expression for all behavior patterns acquired and socially transmitted through symbols. Culture includes customs, traditions, and language.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
A feature of the terrain that has been constructed by man. Included are such items as roads, buildings, and canals; boundary lines; and, in a broad sense, all names and legends on a map.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
A degree of mental development that produces tailor-made women, fantastically-sheared poodles and dock tailed horses.
The belief, attitude, behavior, morals, ethics, family values, knowledge, teamwork, unity and love within a community, family, workplace, society, country or globally.
The culture we are reared with has a joyful effect on us.Submitted by MaryC on March 15, 2020
Song lyrics by culture -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by culture on the Lyrics.com website.
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Rank popularity for the word 'Culture' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3460
Rank popularity for the word 'Culture' in Nouns Frequency: #436
The numerical value of Culture in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Culture in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
The safety culture at the Tesoro Martinez refinery created conditions conducive to the occurrence and recurrence of process safety incidents that caused worker injuries at the refinery over several years.
Expressiveness, creativity is intrinsic to Cuban culture, that's our strength.
It’s part of this culture, I think, where everyone’s just looking to get ahead so fast and so furiously that they forget to enjoy the ride, look for inflection points that they can improve their career, be a sponge, find mentors, things like that, we coach them to be patient, and we coach them that they’re winning, and we coach them to be a sponge and look for these inflections points.
I can't tell you what a revelation that was, that wasn't the culture before. Before, the culture was,' I'm just going to interview my friend. They fit the job.'.
The southwestern coast of Taiwan has been an important salt farm since the Qing Dynasty, it has a unique background, culture and ecological value. Yet, a decade after it was declared a national scenic area, it still hasn't received much attention from tourists. So we thought to ourselves, is it time to try a new mode of thinking ?
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- ثَقَافَة, ثقافةArabic
- culturaCatalan, Valencian
- kultura, kultivovatCzech
- πολιτισμός, καλλιέργεια, παράδοση, νοοτροπία, αναπτύσσω, καλλιεργώGreek
- کولتور, فرهنگPersian
- kulttuuri, kasvusto, viljely, viljellä, sivistääFinnish
- mentir, mentun, mentanFaroese
- kultuerWestern Frisian
- dualchas, cultarScottish Gaelic
- תרבות, תרבית, לתרבתHebrew
- cultura, colturaItalian
- 文化, 培養Japanese
- វប្បធម៌, ចិញ្ចឹមKhmer
- 文化, 문화Korean
- edet, çande, kultûr, irfKurdish
- finoana, lova, kolontsaina, fiompiana, fombaMalagasy
- култура, одгледуваMacedonian
- éʼélʼį́Navajo, Navaho
- cultură, cultivaRomanian
- култу́ра, kultúraSerbo-Croatian
- සංස්කෘතියSinhala, Sinhalese
- பண்பாடு, கலாச்சாரம்Tamil
- వంశానుగతం, సంప్రదాయము, సంస్కృతి, సూక్ష్మ జీవులు, శాస్త్రీయ అభివృద్ధి, అనుకూల వాతావరణంTelugu
- фарҳанг, маданиятTajik
- kultura, kalinangan, pamumuhayTagalog
- kültür, medeniyetTurkish
- madaniyat, маданиятUzbek
- 文化, văn hóaVietnamese
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