Origin of cultured
Synonyms for 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
Synonyms for culture
Related Words for culturededucated, erudite, knowledgeable, literate, polite, sophisticated, accomplished, civilized, genteel, cultivated, enlightened, urbane, intelligent, refined, tolerant, polished, versed, informed, traveled, lettered
Examples from the Web for cultured
Contemporary Examples of cultured
The idea was conceived by a food scientist at Brigham Young University, who added dry ice to the cultured dairy on a lark.The 21 Worst Food Ideas Ever
September 7, 2013
Stephens, a sociologist at Cardiff University, has spent years studying the development of “cultured” meat.Can Vegetarians Eat In-Vitro Meat? The Debate Rages.
August 7, 2013
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
February 22, 2013
True to her later pattern of falling for cultured men, she was drawn to his “intellect” and his “love of classical music.”The Yin and Yang of Marilyn
October 20, 2010
There are at least 20 strains of cultured yeast that will do that for you.The Great Wine Cover-up
August 18, 2009
Historical Examples of cultured
She fully intended to become all that a cultured young woman should be.The Incomplete Amorist
"That boy will go far," I heard one cultured old gentleman say.The Harbor
The cultured, too, and the wise, are counted among thy slaves.The Book of Khalid
Such is the testimony of one of the most cultured men in Italy.Hymns from the Morningland
He could not guess her station, but the speech that reached him was cultured in tone and word.Scaramouche
- 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.