In Iowa, every inch of land was cultivated—immaculate farms cut into neat squares by two-lane streets.
Living an upright life and without holding an official post, he accumulated virtue and cultivated goodness.
He was a hugely popular writer, but he cultivated a lot of famous friends, traveled a lot, and lived the high life.
It also encouraged peasants to live, if they could, far from the fields they cultivated.
Elizabeth Gates is a graduate of The New School University, where she cultivated her love for fashion and writing.
My aim is to have easy command of all the pleasures desired by a cultivated man.
The cultivated Jewess no longer cuts off her hair at her marriage.
In the latter place, my husband rented a farm of my father, which he cultivated in the summer, teaching school in the winter.
The current of cultivated opinion has long set in this direction.
The numerous varieties of cauliflower now cultivated are of comparatively recent origin.
early 17c., from Medieval Latin cultivatus, past participle of cultivare, from Late Latin cultivus "tilled," from Latin cultus (see cult). Figurative sense of "improve by training or education" is from 1680s. Related: Cultivable; cultivated; cultivating.