- prepared and used for raising crops; tilled: cultivated land.
- produced or improved by cultivation, as a plant.
- educated; refined; cultured: cultivated tastes.
Origin of cultivated
- to prepare and work on (land) in order to raise crops; till.
- to use a cultivator on.
- to promote or improve the growth of (a plant, crop, etc.) by labor and attention.
- to produce by culture: to cultivate a strain of bacteria.
- to develop or improve by education or training; train; refine: to cultivate a singing voice.
- to promote the growth or development of (an art, science, etc.); foster.
- to devote oneself to (an art, science, etc.).
- to seek to promote or foster (friendship, love, etc.).
- to seek the acquaintance or friendship of (a person).
Origin of cultivate
Examples from the Web for cultivated
Valerie isn't going anywhere, and her work will extend through those she has cultivated and inspired.The Valerie Jarrett I Know: How She Saved the Obama Campaign and Why She’s Indispensable
November 18, 2014
And he cultivated a sort of “first lady” style that has dominated for decades: tasteful, impeccably made, and above all pretty.How Oscar de la Renta Created First Lady Fashion
October 21, 2014
After all, the biggest names in the art world have cultivated their craft through heartbreak and emotional strife.Miley Cyrus Channels Her Bad Year Into Rave-Kid Art
September 11, 2014
It's cultivated through the daily activities of people, over the course of years, warts and all.Great Cities are Born Filthy
July 13, 2014
“He has cultivated a reputation of being a professional debauchee,” Wallace writes.Speed Read: Terry Richardson on Sex, Lies, and Lindsay Lohan
June 16, 2014
None of the poetry indeed by him cultivated was of any sort requiring study.Weighed and Wanting
The cultivated Jewess no longer cuts off her hair at her marriage.A Treatise on Parents and Children
George Bernard Shaw
The current of cultivated opinion has long set in this direction.The Man Shakespeare
A considerable portion of the land hereabouts is cultivated.The Roof of France
The drama was cultivated by the Incas, and dramatic performances were enacted before them.Apu Ollantay
- cultured, refined, or educated
- ((of land or soil))
- subjected to tillage or cultivation
- tilled and broken up
- (of plants) specially bred or improved by cultivation
- to till and prepare (land or soil) for the growth of crops
- to plant, tend, harvest, or improve (plants) by labour and skill
- to break up (land or soil) with a cultivator or hoe
- to improve or foster (the mind, body, etc) as by study, education, or labour
- to give special attention toto cultivate a friendship; to cultivate a hobby
- to give or bring culture to (a person, society, etc); civilize
Word Origin and History for cultivated
early 17c., from Medieval Latin cultivatus, past participle of cultivare, from Late Latin cultivus "tilled," from Latin cultus (see cult). Figurative sense of "improve by training or education" is from 1680s. Related: Cultivable; cultivated; cultivating.