Sell also: civilisation, civilization, cultivation, finish, Polish, refinement
• Noun: a particular society at a particular time and place; example: "early Mayan civilization"
• Noun: the tastes in art and manners that are favored by a social group
• Noun: all the knowledge and values shared by a society
• Noun: (biology) the growing of microorganisms in a nutrient medium (such as gelatin or agar); example: "the culture of cells in a Petri dish"
• Noun: a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality; examples: "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 Conra"
• Noun: the attitudes and behavior that are characteristic of a particular social group or organization; examples: "the developing drug culture", "the reason that the agency is doomed to inaction has something to do with the FBI culture"
• Noun: the raising of plants or animals; example: "the culture of oysters"
We should never denigrate any other culture but rather help people to understand the relationship between their own culture and the dominant culture. When you understand another culture or language, it does not mean that you have to lose your own culture.
What 'multiculturalism' boils down to is that you can praise any culture in the world except Western culture - and you cannot blame any culture in the world except Western culture.
If most American cities are about the consumption of culture, Los Angeles and New York are about the production of culture - not only national culture but global culture.
When I grew up in the '60s, we were actually dominated by this, you know, sort of conforming '50s culture, even though we were like trying to express our own culture, like, the dominant culture was the thing that was forming us. And I think that that's true today.
It is a culture voice, but it is a very American culture voice, and I am very used to English culture voice. So I had to work like hell to flatten those R's.
I grew up in a storytelling culture, a tribal culture, but also in an American storytelling culture.
A free culture is not a culture without property; it is not a culture in which artists don't get paid.
Goth culture, as mired in the past as it is, even it goes through changes, so Goth when I was growing up is not what it is now. When I think of Goth culture as it is at the moment I think of mall culture.
Television is the first truly democratic culture - the first culture available to everybody and entirely governed by what the people want. The most terrifying thing is what people do want.
We've switched from a culture that was interested in manufacturing, economics, politics - trying to play a serious part in the world - to a culture that's really entertainment-based.
The Holocaust committed by the Nazis turned this country, where most of the European Jews used to live and where their culture used to flourish, into a massive grave. This is why initiatives to revive Jewish culture in Poland is so important.
No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.
There has to be innate circuitry that does the learning, that creates the culture, that acquires the culture, and that responds to socialization.
In Eastern culture, people see ghosts, people talk about ghosts... it's just accepted. And in Western culture it's just not.
France, and the whole of Europe have a great culture and an amazing history. Most important thing though is that people there know how to live! In America they've forgotten all about it. I'm afraid that the American culture is a disaster.
My father was a diplomat for part of his life and I jumped from country to country and culture to culture.
Every culture has something to be ashamed of, but every culture also has the right to change, to challenge negative traditions, and create to new ones.
I'm interested in youth culture and popular culture.
The Muslims refuse our culture and try to impose their culture on us. I reject them, and this is not only my duty toward my culture-it is toward my values, my principles, my civilization.
But one of the most fantastic things about Ireland and Dublin is that the pubs are like Paris and the cafe culture. And Dublin, in many ways, is a pub culture.