culture Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “culture” in the English Dictionary

"culture" in British English

See all translations

culturenoun

uk   /ˈkʌl.tʃər/  us   /-tʃɚ/
  • culture noun (WAY OF LIFE)

B1 [C or U] the way of ​life, ​especially the ​generalcustoms and ​beliefs, of a ​particulargroup of ​people at a ​particulartime: youth/​working-class culture She's ​studyingmodernJapaneselanguage and culture.
See also

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

  • culture noun (ART)

B1 [U] music, ​art, ​theatre, ​literature, etc.: You won't ​find much culture in this ​sleepy little ​town, I'm ​afraid! popular culture (= the ​books, ​music, etc. ​liked by most ​people)

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

  • culture noun (GROWING)

[C or U] specialized biology cells, ​tissues, ​organs, or ​organismsgrown for ​scientificpurposes, or the ​activity of ​breeding and ​keepingparticularliving things in ​order to get the ​substances they ​produce

cultureverb [T]

uk   /ˈkʌl.tʃər/  us   /-tʃɚ/ specialized
to ​breed and ​keepparticularliving things in ​order to get the ​substances they ​produce
(Definition of culture from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"culture" in American English

See all translations

culturenoun

 us   /ˈkʌl·tʃər/
  • culture noun (WAY OF LIFE)

social studies [C/U] the way of ​life of a ​particularpeople, esp. as ​shown in ​theirordinarybehavior and ​habits, ​theirattitudes toward each other, and ​theirmoral and ​religiousbeliefs: [U] He ​studied the culture of the Sioux ​Indians.
  • culture noun (ARTS)

[U] the ​arts of ​describing, ​showing, or ​performing that ​represent the ​traditions or the way of ​life of a ​particularpeople or ​group; ​literature, ​art, ​music, ​dance, ​theater, etc.
  • culture noun (ARTIFICIAL GROWTH)

biology [C] the ​growing of a ​group of microorganisms (= very ​smallorganisms) or other ​cells in an ​artificialenvironment for ​scientificpurposes, or a ​group of ​organisms so ​grown

cultureverb [T]

 /ˈkʌl·tʃər/
  • culture verb [T] (GROW ARTIFICIALLY)

biology to ​growcells, ​bacteria, or ​similar things for ​scientificpurposes
(Definition of culture from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"culture" in Business English

See all translations

culturenoun

uk   us   /ˈkʌltʃər/
[C or U] the way of ​life, especially the ​generalcustoms and beliefs, of a particular ​group of ​people at a particular ​time: You will need ​time to get used to ​working in a different culture. In today's culture, ​wireless is ​part of our ​dailylives.
[C or U] WORKPLACE the ​ideas and ways of ​working that are typical for an ​organization, and that affect how it does ​business and how its ​employeesbehave: culture (of sth) Where I ​work there's a culture of ​collaboration.build/develop/foster, etc. a culture Our ​aim was to foster a culture of ​innovation at all ​levels in the ​company.business/company/management culture This is a ​handyguide to the ​management culture in the countries with which we do ​business.
[U] PRODUCTION the ​growing of ​crops: The ​conditions in the ​area are ideal for vegetable culture.
(Definition of culture from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of culture?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“culture” in Business English

Word of the Day

parade

a large number of people walking or in vehicles, all going in the same direction, usually as part of a public celebration of something

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More