Culture - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkʌltʃər|  American pronunciation of the word culture
Brit.  |ˈkʌltʃə|  British pronunciation of the word culture


- a particular society at a particular time and place (syn: civilisation, civilization)
- the tastes in art and manners that are favored by a social group
- all the knowledge and values shared by a society (syn: acculturation)
- (biology) the growing of microorganisms in a nutrient medium (such as gelatin or agar)
- a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality (syn: cultivation, finish, polish, refinement)
- the attitudes and behavior that are characteristic of a particular social group or organization
- the raising of plants or animals


- grow in a special preparation


a study of Greek language and culture

Her art shows the influence of pop culture.

It's important to learn about other cultures.

The company's corporate culture is focused on increasing profits.

an area that has been criticized for its lack of culture

The virus is cultured in the laboratory from samples of infected tissue.

...culture bacteria in laboratory dishes...

Culture is not merely the sum of several activities, but a way of life.

The primary channel of transmission of culture is the family.

We speak Danish at home so that the boys don't lose touch with their language and culture.

In our culture, it is rude to ask someone how much they earn.

I love working abroad and meeting people from different cultures.

A brief history of Western culture.

Business is one of the major forces in modern culture.

Every government department has its own particular culture.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: culture
he/she/it: cultures
present participle: culturing
past tense: cultured
past participle: cultured
singular: culture
plural: cultures
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