1. civilisation

noun. the social process whereby societies achieve an advanced stage of development and organization.


  • social process

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2. civilisation

noun. a society in an advanced state of social development (e.g., with complex legal and political and religious organizations).


  • civilization
  • Muslimism
  • Islam

3. civilisation

noun. the quality of excellence in thought and manners and taste.


  • excellence
  • refinement


  • imperfection
  • polytheism

4. civilisation

noun. a particular society at a particular time and place.


  • Indus civilization
  • Mycenaean culture
  • Minoan civilisation
  • Helladic culture
  • Aegean civilization
  • civilization
  • Paleo-American culture
  • Helladic civilization
  • Minoan culture
  • Paleo-Amerind culture
  • Mycenaean civilisation
  • Aegean civilisation
  • Minoan civilization
  • Paleo-Indian culture
  • Mycenaean civilization
  • subculture
  • Helladic civilisation
  • society
  • Western civilization
  • culture
  • Western culture

Sentences with civilisation

1. Noun, singular or mass
That isolation could be physical (trapped in a house far from civilisation) or emotional (cut off from the people around her), and may either be self-imposed or a result of circumstances beyond her control.