from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or produced in cultivation: a cultivated plant.
  • adj. Educated; polished; refined.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of cultivate.
  • adj. cultured, refined, educated
  • adj. grown by cultivation (not wild)
  • adj. farmed

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. marked by refinement in taste and manners.
  • adj. used for raising crops; -- of land or soil.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Produced by or subjected to cultivation; specifically, cultured; refined; educated.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. no longer in the natural state; developed by human care and for human use
  • adj. marked by refinement in taste and manners
  • adj. (of land or fields) prepared for raising crops by plowing or fertilizing


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