- culture specific syndrome,
- culture trait,
- culture vulture,
- culture war,
- culture-free test,
- cultured pearl,
Origin of cultured
- the cultivation of microorganisms, as bacteria, or of tissues, for scientific study, medicinal use, etc.
- the product or growth resulting from such cultivation.
verb (used with object), cul·tured, cul·tur·ing.
Origin of culture
Examples from the Web for cultured
The idea was conceived by a food scientist at Brigham Young University, who added dry ice to the cultured dairy on a lark.
Stephens, a sociologist at Cardiff University, has spent years studying the development of “cultured” meat.Can Vegetarians Eat In-Vitro Meat? The Debate Rages.|Nico Hines|August 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Because we live in a cultural stereotype and only men watch sports, only women are cultured, Mars, Venus, etc.Oscars, the Super Bowl for Women & Other People’s Super Bowls|Kevin Fallon|February 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
True to her later pattern of falling for cultured men, she was drawn to his “intellect” and his “love of classical music.”
There are at least 20 strains of cultured yeast that will do that for you.
He was an evangelical transcendentalist, and for many years addressed large and cultured congregations in New York City.
We can turn out academic Sewards by the dozen, and cultured humorists like Lowell and Holmes by the score.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine
This man was not cultured in the matter of taste in the choice of colors.Across China on Foot|Edwin Dingle
Josè conjectured that she must have been either wholly Spanish, or one of the more refined and cultured women of Colombia.Carmen Ariza|Charles Francis Stocking
She had no cultured phrase to characterize the sensation as a presentiment, but she was conscious of the prophetic process.'way Down In Lonesome Cove|Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)
- the experimental growth of microorganisms, such as bacteria and fungi, in a nutrient substance (culture medium), usually under controlled conditionsSee also culture medium
- a group of microorganisms grown in this way
Word Origin for culture
1743 in the literal sense of "cultivated," of land, etc., past participle adjective from culture; meaning "developed under controlled natural conditions" is from 1906, originally of pearls. Meaning "improved by exposure to intellectual culture" is from 1777.
mid-15c., "the tilling of land," from Middle French culture and directly from Latin cultura "a cultivating, agriculture," figuratively "care, culture, an honoring," from past participle stem of colere "tend, guard, cultivate, till" (see cult). The figurative sense of "cultivation through education" is first attested c.1500. Meaning "the intellectual side of civilization" is from 1805; that of "collective customs and achievements of a people" is from 1867.
For without culture or holiness, which are always the gift of a very few, a man may renounce wealth or any other external thing, but he cannot renounce hatred, envy, jealousy, revenge. Culture is the sanctity of the intellect. [William Butler Yeats]
Slang culture vulture is from 1947. Culture shock first recorded 1940.
The sum of attitudes, customs, and beliefs that distinguishes one group of people from another. Culture is transmitted, through language, material objects, ritual, institutions, and art, from one generation to the next.