cult-, -cultural, -culture, -cultures, -culturally, -cultrist
(Latin: to care for, to till [the ground], to cherish; to dwell, to inhabit)
2. A variety of a plant developed from a natural species and maintained under cultivation.
2. To use a cultivator on.
3. To promote or improve the growth of (a plant, crop, etc.) by labor and attention.
4. To produce by culture: to cultivate a strain of bacteria.
5. To develop or improve by education or training; to train; to refine: to cultivate a singing voice.
6. To promote the growth or development of (an art, science, etc.); to foster.
7. To devote oneself to (an art, science, etc.).
8. To seek to promote or to foster (friendship, love, etc.).
9. To seek the acquaintance or friendship of (a person).
2. No longer in the natural state; developed by human care and for human use.
3. Marked by refinement in taste and manners.
2. Socialization through training and education.
3. A highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality.
2. A farm implement used to break up the surface of the soil for aeration and weed control and conservation of moisture.
Improved cultivators of the mid-19th century contributed greatly to increased agricultural production.
2. Denoting or deriving from or distinctive of the ways of living built up by a group of people.
3. Of or relating to the shared knowledge and values of a society; "cultural roots".
4. Relating to the raising of plants or animals; "a cultural variety".
Specifically, an earlier theory that cultures will naturally pass through certain progressive stages on the path to industrialization; that is, from hunger-gatherer societies to nomadism, to agricultural and pastoralism, and then ultimately to a modern industrial society.