What does cultivation mean?

Definitions for cultivation
ˌkʌl təˈveɪ ʃəncul·ti·va·tion

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word cultivation.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cultivationnoun

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

    "her cultivation was remarkable"

  2. cultivationnoun

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

  3. 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

  4. cultivationnoun

    the process of fostering the growth of something

    "the cultivation of bees for honey"

  5. cultivationnoun

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


  1. cultivationnoun

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

    The heavy cultivation of the hillside led to soil erosion.

  2. cultivationnoun

    The state of being cultivated or used for agriculture

    These fields are in cultivation.

  3. cultivationnoun

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

    His steadfast cultivation of their relationship finally bore fruit.

  4. cultivationnoun

    Advancement or refinement in physical, intellectual, or moral condition

    She is a woman of great cultivation.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Cultivationnoun

    Etymology: from cultivate.

    An innate light discovers the common notions of good and evil, which, by cultivation and improvement, may be advanced to higher and brighter discoveries. Robert South, Sermons.

    A foundation of good sense, and a cultivation of learning, are required to give a seasoning to retirement, and make us taste the blessing. Dryden.


  1. cultivation

    Cultivation is the process of preparing and using land for crops or gardening. It involves several activities like plowing, sowing, watering, and harvesting. Additionally, cultivation is also used metaphorically to talk about the nurturing and development of ideas, skills or qualities.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cultivationnoun

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

  2. Cultivationnoun

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

  3. Cultivationnoun

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

  4. Etymology: [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.

Editors Contribution

  1. cultivation

    The act and process of to cultivate.

    Cultivation is a process used in farming, landscaping and agriculture etc.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 15, 2020  

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  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

Examples of cultivation in a Sentence

  1. Jennifer Griffin:

    It's certainly not what we were expecting, it had all the hallmarks of a cannabis cultivation set-up and I believe it's only the second such crypto mine we've encountered in the West Midlands.

  2. Meister Eckhart:

    To be sure, this requires effort and love, a careful cultivation of the spiritual life, and a watchful, honest, active oversight of all one's mental attitudes towards things and people. It is not to be learned by world-flight, running away from things, turning solitary and going apart from the world. Rather, one must learn an inner solitude, where or with whomsoever he may be. He must learn to penetrate things and find God there, to get a strong impression of God firmly fixed on his mind.

  3. Hanif Danishyar:

    We have our organized plan for eradication in Kandahar province, yes, there has been cultivation in Zhari district but we will eradicate the fields.

  4. Ziga Adibe:

    We have been losing our crops and witnessing significant drops in agricultural output for the past 15 years. We no longer master the planting season. Rice cultivation is so delicate that when you miss the planting period slightly, you just have to mourn for your loss, what we learned from our parents as children is no longer useful.

  5. Zabiullah Mujahid:

    We have neither banned nor promoted poppy cultivation, we don't ban poppy cultivation because banning the crops means going against poor local people and it is not the right time for us go against our people.

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