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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
culture (noun)
1.
- cultivation tillage
2.
the act of developing the intellectual and moral especially by education - faculties
3.
expert care and training - beauty culture
4.
a) enlightenment and excellence of taste acquired by intellectual and training - aesthetic
b) acquaintance with and taste in fine arts, humanities, and broad aspects of science as distinguished from vocational and technical skills
5.
a) the pattern of human knowledge, belief, and behavior that depends upon the capacity for learning and transmitting knowledge to succeeding generations - integrated
b) the customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious, or social group , also the characteristic features of everyday existence (as diversions or a way of life} shared by people in a place or time - popular culture southern culture
c) the set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes an institution or organization - a corporate culture focused on the bottom line
d) the set of values, , or social practices associated with a particular field, activity, or societal characteristic - conventions studying the effect of computers on print culture changing the culture of materialism will take time Peggy O'Mara
6.
the act or process of living material (as bacteria or viruses) in prepared nutrient - cultivating media , also a product of such - cultivation
culture (verb)
transitive verb
1.
- cultivate
2.
a) to grow in a prepared medium
b) to start a culture from - (see culture)
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
culture (noun)
1.
a high level of taste and enlightenment as a result of extensive intellectual training and exposure to the arts
SYNONIMS:
accomplishment, civilization, couth, cultivation, polish, refinement
RELATED WORDS:
education, erudition, intellectualism, intellectuality, knowledge, learning, literacy, scholarship; cosmopolitanism, sophistication, urbanity; breeding, genteelness, gentility, manners; class, elegance, grace, taste; civility, courteousness, courtesy, politeness
NEAR ANTONYMS:
ignorance, illiteracy; parochialism, provincialism, rusticity, unsophistication; boorishness, churlishness, clownishness, coarseness, crudeness, vulgarity
barbarianism, barbarism, philistinism
culture (noun)
2.
the way people live at a particular time and place
SYNONIMS:
culture, life, lifestyle, society
RELATED WORDS:
customs, manners, mores, values; folklore, heritage, legacy, tradition; subculture, subsociety
culture (verb)
to look after or assist the growth of by labor and care
SYNONIMS:
crop, cultivate, culture, dress, promote, raise, rear, tend
RELATED WORDS:
breed, produce, propagate; plant, sow; gather, glean, harvest, reap; germinate, quicken, ripen, root, sprout
NEAR ANTONYMS:
kill; dig, extirpate, pick, pluck, pull (up), uproot; cut, hay, mow
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