cultivation

Cultivation is the act of caring for or raising plants. Your desire to grow your own fruits and vegetables in the backyard means you'll be engaged in some heavy cultivation.

The word cultivation is most often used to talk about the ways that farmers take care of crops. However, in a more general sense, the verb cultivate means to improve or train someone or something. You could participate in the cultivation of your little brother by paying for him to take tango lessons and teaching him how to play chess. Or perhaps you might start by simply teaching him how to sip and not slurp his soup.

Primary Meanings of cultivation

1.
n
(agriculture) production of food by preparing the land to grow crops (especially on a large scale)
2.
n
socialization through training and education to develop one's mind or manners
Full Definitions of cultivation
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n (agriculture) production of food by preparing the land to grow crops (especially on a large scale)

Types:
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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
agriculture, farming, husbandry
the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
culture
the raising of plants or animals
tilling
cultivation of the land in order to raise crops
animal husbandry
breeding and caring for farm animals
arboriculture, tree farming
the cultivation of tree for the production of timber
cranberry culture
the cultivation of cranberries
monoculture
the cultivation of a single crop (on a farm or area or country)
tillage
the cultivation of soil for raising crops
dairy farming, dairying
the business of a dairy
gardening, horticulture
the cultivation of plants
ploughing, plowing
tilling the land with a plow
aquiculture, hydroponics, tank farming
a technique of growing plants (without soil) in water containing dissolved nutrients
mixed farming
growing crops and feed and livestock all on the same farm
planting
putting seeds or young plants in the ground to grow
ranching
farming for the raising of livestock (particularly cattle)
strip cropping
cultivation of crops in strips following the contours of the land to minimize erosion
subsistence farming
farming that provides for the basic needs of the farmer without surpluses for marketing
truck farming
growing vegetables for the market
viniculture, viticulture
the cultivation of grapes and grape vines; grape growing
Type of:
production
(economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale

n the act of raising or growing plants

Type of:
production
(economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale

n the process of fostering the growth of something

“the cultivation of bees for honey”
Type of:
development, growing, growth, maturation, ontogenesis, ontogeny
(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
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n socialization through training and education to develop one's mind or manners

“her cultivation was remarkable”
Type of:
acculturation, enculturation, socialisation, socialization
the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture

n a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality

Synonyms:
culture, finish, polish, refinement
Type of:
flawlessness, ne plus ultra, perfection
the state of being without a flaw or defect

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