Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun culture

7 senses of culture

Sense 1
culture, civilization, civilisation -- (a particular society at a particular time and place; "early Mayan civilization")
       => society -- (an extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization)

Sense 2
culture -- (the tastes in art and manners that are favored by a social group)
       => taste, appreciation, discernment, perceptiveness -- (delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values); "arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success"; "to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste")

Sense 3
acculturation, culture -- (all the knowledge and values shared by a society)
       => content, cognitive content, mental object -- (the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned)

Sense 4
culture -- ((biology) the growing of microorganisms in a nutrient medium (such as gelatin or agar); "the culture of cells in a Petri dish")
       => growth, growing, maturation, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis -- ((biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level; "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children")

Sense 5
polish, refinement, culture, cultivation, finish -- (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)
       => perfection, flawlessness, ne plus ultra -- (the state of being without a flaw or defect)

Sense 6
culture -- (the attitudes and behavior that are characteristic of a particular social group or organization; "the developing drug culture"; "the reason that the agency is doomed to inaction has something to do with the FBI culture")
       => attitude, mental attitude -- (a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways; "he had the attitude that work was fun")

Sense 7
culture -- (the raising of plants or animals; "the culture of oysters")
       => cultivation -- ((agriculture) production of food by preparing the land to grow crops (especially on a large scale))

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb culture

1 sense of culture

Sense 1
culture -- (grow in a special preparation; "the biologist grows microorganisms")
       => grow -- (cause to grow or develop; "He grows vegetables in his backyard")

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