cultivation


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cul·ti·va·tion

 (kŭl′tə-vā′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act of cultivating.
b. The state of being cultivated.
2. Refinement; culture.

cultivation

(ˌkʌltɪˈveɪʃən)
n
1. (Agriculture) agriculture
a. the planting, tending, improving, or harvesting of crops or plants
b. the preparation of ground to promote their growth
2. development, esp through education, training, etc
3. culture or sophistication, esp social refinement

cul•ti•va•tion

(ˌkʌl təˈveɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act or art of cultivating.
2. the state of being cultivated.
3. culture; refinement.
[1690–1700]

cultivation

A deliberate and calculated association with a person for the purpose of recruitment, obtaining information, or gaining control for these or other purposes.

Cultivation

Cultivation is the plowing done after crops come up in order to control the weeds. For weeding, hand tools such as hoes were used for centuries before equipment suitable for being pulled by draft animals was developed. In fact, the term “hoe” was so ingrained that when first introduced, English Cultivating plows, and some American ones as well, were called Horse hoes. Unlike Turning plows, which turn over a ribbon of soil, grass, and weeds, cultivation plows are aimed more at stirring and scratching the top soil.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cultivation - socialization through training and education to develop one's mind or manners; "her cultivation was remarkable"
acculturation, enculturation, socialisation, socialization - the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture; "the socialization of children to the norms of their culture"
2.cultivation - (agriculture) production of food by preparing the land to grow crops (especially on a large scale)
production - (economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale; "he introduced more efficient methods of production"
aquaculture - rearing aquatic animals or cultivating aquatic plants for food
apiculture, beekeeping - the cultivation of bees on a commercial scale for the production of honey
farming, husbandry, agriculture - the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
culture - the raising of plants or animals; "the culture of oysters"
tilling - cultivation of the land in order to raise crops
3.cultivation - a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality; "they performed with great polish"; "I admired the exquisite refinement of his prose"; "almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art"--Joseph Conrad
flawlessness, ne plus ultra, perfection - the state of being without a flaw or defect
4.cultivation - the process of fostering the growth of something; "the cultivation of bees for honey"
growing, growth, ontogenesis, ontogeny, maturation, development - (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level; "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"
5.cultivation - the act of raising or growing plants (especially on a large scale)
production - (economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale; "he introduced more efficient methods of production"

cultivation

noun
1. farming, working, gardening, tilling, ploughing, husbandry, tillage, agronomy environments where aridity makes cultivation of the land difficult
2. growing, planting, production, farming groups that want a ban on the cultivation of GM crops
3. development, fostering, pursuit, devotion to the cultivation of a positive approach to life and health
4. promotion, support, encouragement, nurture, patronage, advancement, advocacy, enhancement, furtherance those who devote themselves to the cultivation of the arts

cultivation

noun
Enlightenment and excellent taste resulting from intellectual development:
Translations
فِلاحَه، زِراعَه
kultivaceobdělávánípěstování
opelskelseudvikling
megművelésművelés
ræktun; siîmenntun, fágun
kultivácia
obdelovanje

cultivation

[ˌkʌltɪˈveɪʃən] N
1. (Agr) → cultivo m
2. (fig) [of habit, qualities] → cultivo m

cultivation

[ˌkʌltɪˈveɪʃən] n
[plants] → culture f
rice cultivation → culture f du riz
cotton cultivation → culture f du coton
[image, reputation, habit, relationship] → entretien m; [style, attitude] → adoption f
the cultivation of an enterprise culture → le développement d'une culture d'entreprise
He was known for his cultivation of political contacts to advance his own ends → Il était réputé pour entretenir de nombreux contacts dans le milieu de la politique afin de servir ses propres intérêts.

cultivation

n
(lit)Kultivieren nt, → Kultivierung f; (of crop, fruit etc)Anbau m; to be under cultivationbebaut werden
(fig) (of friendship, links etc)Pflege f(of von); (of art, skill)Entwicklung f; (of person)Bemühung f(of um); his constant cultivation of influential friendshipsseine ständigen Bemühungen um einflussreiche Freunde
(= cultivated state)Kultiviertheit f

cultivation

[ˌkʌltɪˈveɪʃn] n (Agr) → coltivazione f, coltura

cultivate

(ˈkaltiveit) verb
1. to prepare (land) for crops.
2. to grow (a crop in a garden, field etc). He cultivates mushrooms in the cellar.
ˈcultivated adjective
1. (of fields etc) prepared for crops; used for growing crops. cultivated land.
2. grown in a garden etc; not wild. a cultivated variety of raspberries.
3. having good manners; educated. a cultivated young lady; He has cultivated tastes in music.
ˌcultiˈvation noun
ˈcultivator noun
a tool or machine for breaking up ground and removing weeds.
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Jo would turn up her naughty nose at some of the finest, because she has no soul for art, but I have, and I'm cultivation eye and taste as fast as I can.
She knew every farmer for miles about: how much land he had under cultivation, how many cattle he was feeding, what his liabilities were.
The truth was, nevertheless, that it had been planted by Alice Pyncheon,--she was Phoebe's great-great-grand-aunt, --in soil which, reckoning only its cultivation as a garden-plat, was now unctuous with nearly two hundred years of vegetable decay.
It had been built by an earlier settler, and abandoned, because the soil about it was too sterile for cultivation, while its comparative remoteness put it out of the sphere of that social activity which already marked the habits of the emigrants.
Having, naturally, an organization in which the morale was strongly predominant, together with a greater breadth and cultivation of mind than obtained among his companions, he was looked up to with great respect, as a sort of minister among them; and the simple, hearty, sincere style of his exhortations might have edified even better educated persons.
At intervals we passed a wretched cabin, with a thatched roof, and about it small fields and garden patches in an indifferent state of cultivation.
This gorge--along whose bottom pours the swift Neckar-- is confined between (or cloven through) a couple of long, steep ridges, a thousand feet high and densely wooded clear to their summits, with the exception of one section which has been shaved and put under cultivation.
Later it was confirmed and solidified when Wilson proposed that out of courtesy to the strangers the usual topics be put aside and the hour be devoted to conversation upon ordinary subjects and the cultivation of friendly relations and good-fellowship--a proposition which was put to vote and carried.
Ca- pable of high attainments as an intellectual and moral being--needing nothing but a comparatively small amount of cultivation to make him an orna- ment to society and a blessing to his race--by the law of the land, by the voice of the people, by the terms of the slave code, he was only a piece of property, a beast of burden, a chattel personal, nevertheless!
Humility is a Christian grace, and one peculiarly appropriate to the pupils of Lowood; I, therefore, direct that especial care shall be bestowed on its cultivation amongst them.
Remarkable results have followed my first efforts at the cultivation of Miss Vanstone's dramatic abilities.
Heep - 'does not require that cultivation which, without his knowledge of men and things, it would require, still it is a rich soil teeming with latent vegetation - in short,' said Mr.