What does cultivation mean?

Definitions for cultivationˌkʌl təˈveɪ ʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word cultivation.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cultivation(noun)

    socialization through training and education to develop one's mind or manners

    "her cultivation was remarkable"

  2. cultivation(noun)

    (agriculture) production of food by preparing the land to grow crops (especially on a large scale)

  3. polish, refinement, culture, cultivation, finish(noun)

    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

  4. cultivation(noun)

    the process of fostering the growth of something

    "the cultivation of bees for honey"

  5. cultivation(noun)

    the act of raising or growing plants (especially on a large scale)


  1. cultivation(Noun)

    The art or act of cultivating; improvement of land for or by agriculture

    The heavy cultivation of the hillside led to soil erosion.

  2. cultivation(Noun)

    The state of being cultivated or used for agriculture

    These fields are in cultivation.

  3. cultivation(Noun)

    Devotion of time or attention to the improvement of (something)

    His steadfast cultivation of their relationship finally bore fruit.

  4. cultivation(Noun)

    Advancement or refinement in physical, intellectual, or moral condition

    She is a woman of great cultivation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cultivation(noun)

    the art or act of cultivating; improvement for agricultural purposes or by agricultural processes; tillage; production by tillage

  2. Cultivation(noun)

    bestowal of time or attention for self-improvement or for the benefit of others; fostering care

  3. Cultivation(noun)

    the state of being cultivated; advancement in physical, intellectual, or moral condition; refinement; culture

  4. Origin: [Cf. F. cultivation.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. cultivation

    A deliberate and calculated association with a person for the purpose of recruitment, obtaining information, or gaining control for these or other purposes.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cultivation in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cultivation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Hanif Danishyar:

    Yes, there has been cultivation in Zhari district but we will eradicate the fields.

  2. John Sturart Mill, Defence of Hedonism:

    Next to selfishness the principal cause which makes life unsatisfactory is want of mental cultivation.

  3. Cicero:

    A mind without instruction can no more bear fruit than can a field, however fertile, without cultivation.

  4. Masanobu Fukuoka:

    ...The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.

  5. Xenophon:

    If you consider what are called the virtues in mankind, you will find their growth is assisted by education and cultivation.

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