cultivated


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

cul·ti·vat·ed

 (kŭl′tə-vā′tĭd)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or produced in cultivation: a cultivated plant.
2. Educated; polished; refined.

cultivated

(ˈkʌltɪˌveɪtɪd)
adj
1. cultured, refined, or educated
2. (Agriculture) ((of land or soil))
a. subjected to tillage or cultivation
b. tilled and broken up
3. (Agriculture) (of plants) specially bred or improved by cultivation

cul•ti•vat•ed

(ˈkʌl təˌveɪ tɪd)

adj.
1. prepared and used for raising crops; tilled: cultivated land.
2. produced or improved by cultivation, as a plant.
3. educated; refined; cultured: cultivated tastes.
[1655–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cultivated - (of land or fields) prepared for raising crops by plowing or fertilizing; "cultivated land"
uncultivated - (of land or fields) not prepared for raising crops; "uncultivated land"
2.cultivated - no longer in the natural state; developed by human care and for human use; "cultivated roses"; "cultivated blackberries"
tamed, tame - brought from wildness into a domesticated state; "tame animals"; "fields of tame blueberries"
3.cultivated - marked by refinement in taste and manners; "cultivated speech"; "cultured Bostonians"; "cultured tastes"; "a genteel old lady"; "polite society"
refined - (used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel; "she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship"; "refined people with refined taste"

cultivated

cultivated

adjective
Characterized by discriminating taste and broad knowledge as a result of development or education:
Translations
مَحْروثمَزروعمُهَذّب، مُثَقَّف
kultivovanýobdělanývypěstovaný
dannetdyrketforædletfremelsketkultiveret
kimûveltkultúr-megművelt
fágaîurræktaîur
obrobenýpestovaný
ekiliekilmişkültürlütahsilliüretilmiş

cultivated

[ˈkʌltɪveɪtɪd]
A. ADJ (fig) [person] → cultivado, culto; [tastes, voice] → refinado
B. CPD cultivated land Ntierras fpl cultivadas

cultivated

[ˈkʌltɪveɪtɪd] adj
(= refined) [person, manners] → cultivé(e)
(not wild) [plants] → de culture

cultivated

adj (Agr, fig) → kultiviert

cultivated

[ˈkʌltɪˌveɪtɪd] adj (land) → coltivato/a; (refined, person, manner) → raffinato/a; (cultured) → colto/a

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.
References in classic literature ?
It was the only open and cultivated field for a great distance on either side of the road, so they made the most of it; and sometimes the man in the field heard more of travellers' gossip and comment than was meant for his ear: "Beans so late
It was a singular experience that long acquaintance which I cultivated with beans, what with planting, and hoeing, and harvesting, and threshing, and picking over and selling them -- the last was the hardest of all -- I might add eating, for I did taste.
Cato says that the profits of agriculture are particularly pious or just (maximeque pius quaestus), and according to Varro the old Romans "called the same earth Mother and Ceres, and thought that they who cultivated it led a pious and useful life, and that they alone were left of the race of King Saturn.
When we look to the individuals of the same variety or sub-variety of our older cultivated plants and animals, one of the first points which strikes us, is, that they generally differ much more from each other, than do the individuals of any one species or variety in a state of nature.
This is generally attributed to vitiated instincts; but how many cultivated plants display the utmost vigour, and yet rarely or never seed
It is well worth while carefully to study the several treatises published on some of our old cultivated plants, as on the hyacinth, potato, even the dahlia, &c.
His manners were those of a cultivated and considerate gentleman; and to women a man's manner is the man.
The Skynses, like the Nez Perces and the Flatheads, have a strong devotional feeling, which has been successfully cultivated by some of the resident personages of the Hudson's Bay Company.
After passing through some cultivated country, we entered a forest, which in the grandeur of all its parts could not be exceeded.
These buildings stand on a little hill, overlooking the cultivated ground, and surrounded on every side by a wall of dark green luxuriant forest.
So we are told that Epic poetry is addressed to a cultivated audience, who do not need gesture; Tragedy, to an inferior public.
Wherefore," he concluded, "we shall slay you as soon as the melons are cultivated.