Definition of Cultured

1. Adjective. Marked by refinement in taste and manners. "Polite society"

Exact synonyms: Civilised, Civilized, Cultivated, Genteel, Polite
Similar to: Refined
Derivative terms: Genteelness

Definition of Cultured

1. a. Under culture; cultivated.

Definition of Cultured

1. Adjective. Learned in the ways of civilized society; civilized; refined. ¹

2. Adjective. Artificially developed. ¹

3. Verb. (past of culture) ¹

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Definition of Cultured

1. culture [v] - See also: culture

Medical Definition of Cultured

1. The process of incubating viruses or bacteria from tissue or other body fluids, for the purpose of identification. (27 Sep 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cultured

culture collections
culture maker
culture makers
culture media
culture medium
culture minister
culture shock
culture shocks
culture vulture
culture vultures
culture war
culture wars
cultured (current term)

Literary usage of Cultured

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"After 4 hr at 37°, the containers were then flushed with N2 for another 5 min. hr until cultured. The specimens nto squares (0.5 X 0.5 cm) and previously ..."

2. The Past in the Present: What is Civilization? by Sir Arthur Mitchell (1881)
"Does it not mean that the stone-age man contrived a way of doing important work which civilized and cultured races found efficient, with which some of them ..."

3. A Book of Precious Stones: The Identification of Gems and Gem Minerals, and by Julius Wodiska (1918)
"... XXVIII cultured PEARLS AND IMITATIONS OF PEARLS cultured Pearls. Like all very valuable gems, pearls have stimulated the ingenuity of man to attempt to ..."

4. English Usage: Studies in the History and Uses of English Words and Phrases by John Lesslie Hall (1917)
"XXIII cultured AS ADJECTIVE Of cultured as an adjective, AS Hill1 said, "At present it has no ... The Century recognizes cultured, quoting Izaak Taylor. ..."

5. Central and South America by Augustus Henry Keane, Clements Robert Markham (1901)
"CHAPTER II ETHNICAL AND HISTORICAL RELATIONS Pre-Columbian cultured Peoples—The ... Pre-Columbian cultured Peoples—The " Toltecs " AT the time of the ..."

6. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"It is a special charm of the most finely-cultured English ladies. But never did a sweeter voice fascinate a listener—so soft and low, that one must almost ..."

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