American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act of cultivating.
- n. The state of being cultivated.
- n. Refinement; culture.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or practice of tilling land and preparing it for crops; the agricultural management of land; husbandry in general.
- n. Land in a cultivated state; tilled land with its crops.
- n. The act or process of producing by tillage: as, the cultivation of corn or grass.
- n. The use of a cultivator upon growing crops.
- n. The process of developing; promotion of growth or strength, physical or mental: as, the cultivation of the oyster; the cultivation of organic germs, or of animal virus; the cultivation of the mind, or of virtue, piety, etc.
- n. The state of being cultivated; specifically, a state of moral or mental advancement; culture; refinement; the union of learning and taste.
- n. Synonyms Training, Discipline, Education, etc. See instruction.— and Refinement, etc. See culture.
- n. The art or act of cultivating; improvement of land for or by agriculture
- n. The state of being cultivated or used for agriculture
- n. Devotion of time or attention to the improvement of (something)
- n. Advancement or refinement in physical, intellectual, or moral condition
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The art or act of cultivating; improvement for agricultural purposes or by agricultural processes; tillage; production by tillage.
- n. Bestowal of time or attention for self-improvement or for the benefit of others; fostering care.
- n. The state of being cultivated; advancement in physical, intellectual, or moral condition; refinement; culture.
- n. (agriculture) production of food by preparing the land to grow crops (especially on a large scale)
- n. the act of raising or growing plants (especially on a large scale)
- n. a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality
- n. socialization through training and education to develop one's mind or manners
- n. the process of fostering the growth of something
- From cultivate + -ion (Wiktionary)
“In point of civilization and what we call cultivation, Alcibiades was immeasurably superior to Saint Paul,”
“Before Roberta was born, Leah had reserved herself an hour every morning and every afternoon for what she called the cultivation of her mind -- the careful reading of good standard books, French and”
“I know people who talk to their plants so this is another aspect involved in cultivation, which involves coaxing them to grow and produce nice, healthy fruit.”
“In fact, tepary cultivation is now taking place in dry areas of Africa and is being revived in southern Arizona.”
“Department of Justice figures already show – that marijuana cultivation is up in Mexico since 2005, more than doubling to 21.5 million metric tons in 2008.”
“Last July, The Wall Street Journal reported that the growing season in the portion of Greenland open to cultivation is already two weeks longer than it was in the 1970s.”
“Brand-building is growing in importance, as is long-term cultivation and donor loyalty.”
“Further investments will boost the area under cultivation from the current 40 hectares to 200 hectares by 2005.”
“Widespread poppy cultivation is both a product and a cause of the erosion of central government control, and has been linked to the rising intensity of the Taliban insurgency.”
“Heroin cultivation has rocketed in the atmosphere of lawlessness, with 90 per cent of the supplies in Europe now coming from the country.”
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