US: /ˈkəɫtʃɝ/
UK: /kˈʌlt‍ʃɐ/

English Vietnamese dictionary

culture /'kʌltʃə/
  • danh từ
    • sự mở mang, sự tu dưỡng, sự trao đổi
      • the culture of the mind: sự mở mang trí tuệ
      • physical culture: thể dục
    • sự giáo dục, sự giáo hoá
    • văn hoá, văn minh
    • sự trồng trọt
    • sự nuôi (tằm, ong, cá, sò...)
    • sự cấy (vi khuẩn); số lượng vi khuẩn cấy; mẻ cấy vi khuẩn
      • the culture of cholera germs: sự cấy vi trùng bệnh tả; mẻ cấy vi trùng bệnh tả
  • ngoại động từ
    • cày cấy, trồng trọt
    • nuôi (tằm, ong...)
    • cấy (vi khuẩn)
    • tu dưỡng, trau dồi
    • giáo hoá, mở mang

Advanced English dictionary

noun, verb
+ noun
way of life
1 [U] the customs and beliefs, art, way of life and social organization of a particular country or group: European / Islamic / American culture + working-class culture
2 [C] a country, group, etc. with its own beliefs, etc: The children are taught to respect different cultures. + the effect of technology on traditional cultures
art / music / literature
3 [U] art, music, literature, etc., thought of as a group: Venice is a beautiful city full of culture and history. + popular culture (= that is enjoyed by a lot of people) + the Minister for Culture
beliefs / attitudes
4 [C, U] the beliefs and attitudes about sth that people in a particular group or organization share: The political cultures of the United States and the United Kingdom are very different. + A culture of failure exists in some schools. + company culture + We are living in a consumer culture.
growing / breeding
5 [U] (technical) the growing of plants or breeding of particular animals in order to get a particular substance or crop from them: the culture of silkworms (= for silk)
cells / bacteria
6 [C] (biology, medical) a group of cells or bacteria, especially one taken from a person or an animal and grown for medical or scientific study; the process of obtaining and growing these cells: a culture of cells from the tumour + Yogurt is made from active cultures. + to do / take a throat culture
+ verb [VN] (biology, medical) to grow a group of cells or bacteria for medical or scientific study

Thesaurus dictionary

1 cultivation, refinement, sophistication, urbanity, suavity, elegance, (good) breeding, background, erudition, education, enlightenment, learning, taste, discrimination, savoir faire, savoir vivre, discernment:
She is a lady of considerable culture as well as beauty.
2 civilization, mores, customs, lifestyle, way of life, (sense of) values:
In their culture, biting someone is a sign of love and respect.

Collocation dictionary

1 customs/ideas/beliefs


ancient | primitive | dominant | alien, foreign | indigenous, native | local, national | traditional | African, black, Greek, Western, world, etc.
These ideas have always been central to Western culture.
| rural, urban | mainstream | underground | wider
Prisoners are isolated from the wider culture of society at large.
| bourgeois, working-class, etc. | street, youth
As young people started to have more money, a significant youth culture developed.
| dance, drug, football, etc. | academic, business, company, corporate, intellectual, legal, political, professional, religious, scientific, etc.
the political culture of the United States
| capitalist, computer, consumer, enterprise, materialistic, etc.
the development of the enterprise culture in Britain


assimilate (sb into)
The Romans gradually assimilated the culture of the people they had conquered. Newcomers to the company are soon assimilated into the culture.
| create, develop, foster, produce
The new director is trying to foster a culture of open communication within the company.




a country containing many language and culture groups
| shock
She experienced great culture shock when she first came to Europe.


in a/the ~
In some cultures children have an important place.
| ~ of
The social security system has been accused of producing a culture of dependency.

2 art/literature/music, etc


contemporary, modern | mass, pop, popular | folk | high | wide | literary, oral
Jokes are an important part of our popular, oral culture.


a man/woman of culture
She is a woman of wide culture.

Concise English dictionary

+a particular society at a particular time and place
+the tastes in art and manners that are favored by a social group
+all the knowledge and values shared by a society
+(biology) the growing of microorganisms in a nutrient medium (such as gelatin or agar)
+a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality
+the attitudes and behavior that are characteristic of a particular social group or organization
+the raising of plants or animals