part of speech: noun

definition 1: the language, customs, ideas, and art of a particular group of people.

  • Respect for Mother Earth is an important part of Iroquois culture.

synonyms: civilization

definition 2: the quality of knowing and caring about art, literature, good manners, and what goes on in the world.

  • She became a woman of culture at college.

synonyms: cultivation

antonyms: simplicity

definition 3: the raising of plants or animals.

  • He is an expert on the culture of tomato plants.

synonyms: farming, growing

definition 4: bacteria or other microorganisms that are grown by scientists or doctors for use in tests and experiments.

  • Doctors examine throat cultures for evidence of infection.

Word Builder: culture +

cultural: having to do with culture.