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ce·dar

 (sē′dər)
n.
1. Any of several Eurasian evergreen coniferous trees of the genus Cedrus in the family Pinaceae, having stiff needles on short shoots and large erect seed cones with broad deciduous scales, and including the cedar of Lebanon.
2. Any of several other evergreen coniferous trees or shrubs, especially members of the family Cupressaceae such as the Alaska cedar, incense cedar, or red cedar.
3. The durable aromatic wood of any of these plants, especially that of the red cedar, often used to make chests.

[Middle English cedre, from Old French, from Latin cedrus, from Greek kedros.]

cedar

(ˈsiːdə)
n
1. (Plants) any Old World coniferous tree of the genus Cedrus, having spreading branches, needle-like evergreen leaves, and erect barrel-shaped cones: family Pinaceae. See also cedar of Lebanon, deodar
2. (Plants) any of various other conifers, such as the red cedars and white cedars
3. (Forestry) the wood of any of these trees
4. (Plants) any of certain other plants, such as the Spanish cedar
adj
5. (Furniture) made of the wood of a cedar tree
6. (Building) made of the wood of a cedar tree
[C13: from Old French cedre, from Latin cedrus, from Greek kedros]

ce•dar

(ˈsi dər)

n.
1. any of several Old World coniferous trees of the genus Cedrus, having wide, spreading branches.
2. other coniferous trees that resemble the true cedar.
3. the fragrant wood of any of these trees, used in furniture and as a moth repellent.
[before 1000; Old English ceder < Latin cedrus < Greek kédros]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cedar - any of numerous trees of the family Cupressaceae that resemble cedarscedar - any of numerous trees of the family Cupressaceae that resemble cedars
cedarwood, cedar - durable aromatic wood of any of numerous cedar trees; especially wood of the red cedar often used for cedar chests
Cupressaceae, cypress family, family Cupressaceae - cypresses and junipers and many cedars
Austrocedrus chilensis, Chilean cedar - a small South American evergreen having coppery bark and pretty foliage
Calocedrus decurrens, Libocedrus decurrens, incense cedar, red cedar - tall tree of the Pacific coast of North America having foliage like cypress and cinnamon-red bark
Atlantic white cedar, Chamaecyparis thyoides, coast white cedar, southern white cedar, white cypress, white cedar - slow-growing medium-sized cedar of east coast of the United States; resembles American arborvitae
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana, Lawson's cedar, Lawson's cypress, Oregon cedar, Port Orford cedar - large timber tree of western North America with trunk diameter to 12 feet and height to 200 feet
Alaska cedar, Chamaecyparis nootkatensis, Nootka cypress, yellow cedar, yellow cypress - tall evergreen of the Pacific coast of North America often cultivated for ornament
Cryptomeria japonica, Japan cedar, Japanese cedar, sugi - tall evergreen of Japan and China yielding valuable soft wood
incense cedar - any of several attractive trees of southwestern South America and New Zealand and New Caledonia having glossy evergreen leaves and scented wood
kawaka, Libocedrus plumosa - New Zealand timber tree resembling the cypress
Libocedrus bidwillii, mountain pine, pahautea - evergreen tree of New Zealand resembling the kawaka
conifer, coniferous tree - any gymnospermous tree or shrub bearing cones
2.cedar - durable aromatic wood of any of numerous cedar trees; especially wood of the red cedar often used for cedar chests
true cedar, cedar tree, cedar - any cedar of the genus Cedrus
red cedar - fragrant reddish wood of any of various red cedar trees
cedar, cedar tree - any of numerous trees of the family Cupressaceae that resemble cedars
Port Orford cedar - the wood of the Port Orford cedar tree
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
3.cedar - any cedar of the genus Cedruscedar - any cedar of the genus Cedrus  
Cedrus, genus Cedrus - true cedars
cedarwood, cedar - durable aromatic wood of any of numerous cedar trees; especially wood of the red cedar often used for cedar chests
cedar of Lebanon, Cedrus libani - cedar of Lebanon and northwestern Syria that attains great age and height
Cedrus deodara, deodar, deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar - tall East Indian cedar having spreading branches with nodding tips; highly valued for its appearance as well as its timber
Atlas cedar, Cedrus atlantica - tall Algerian evergreen of Atlas mountains with blue-green leaves; widely planted as an ornamental
conifer, coniferous tree - any gymnospermous tree or shrub bearing cones
Translations
خَشَبُ الأرْزشَجَرَةُ ُ الأرْز
cedrcedrové dřevo
cedercedertræ
cédruscédrusfa
sedrusviîur
kedras
ciedrs
céder
sedir ağacıtahtası/ kerestesi

cedar

[ˈsiːdəʳ]
A. Ncedro m
B. ADJ [wood, table etc] → de cedro

cedar

[ˈsiːdər] n
(= tree) → cèdre m
(= wood) → cèdre m

cedar

n
(= tree)Zeder f; cedar of LebanonLibanonzeder f
(also cedarwood)Zedernholz nt

cedar

[ˈsiːdəʳ]
1. ncedro
2. adjdi cedro

cedar

(ˈsiːdə) noun
1. a cone-bearing evergreen tree.
2. (also ˈcedarwood) its hard, sweet-smelling wood.
References in classic literature ?
Dunning raised his hand, motioning him back with a gesture of warning; then, lowering the arm, he pointed to the place where the road lost itself in the blackness of the cedar forest.
An old oak, lamenting when too late the destruction of his companions, said to a neighboring cedar, "The first step has lost us all.
I stayed two months in the province of Ligonus, and during that time procured a church to be built of hewn stone, roofed and wainscoted with cedar, which is the most considerable in the whole country.
There Passepartout beheld beautiful fir and cedar groves, sacred gates of a singular architecture, bridges half hid in the midst of bamboos and reeds, temples shaded by immense cedar-trees, holy retreats where were sheltered Buddhist priests and sectaries of Confucius, and interminable streets, where a perfect harvest of rose-tinted and red-cheeked children, who looked as if they had been cut out of Japanese screens, and who were playing in the midst of short-legged poodles and yellowish cats, might have been gathered.
Ahab and all his boat's crew seemed asleep but the Parsee; who crouching in the bow, sat watching the sharks, that spectrally played round the whale, and tapped the light cedar planks with their tails.
She had been planning to look for a certain white wool shawl in the cedar chest near the east window.
Slipping across the water, the English sailors bore away bars of silver, bales of linen, timbers of cedar wood, golden crucifixes knobbed with emeralds.
With the pitiless smoke of black pitch and of cedar.
They had traversed the higher regions, and ventured near the source of the Columbia, where, in the spring, they had constructed a cedar canoe, the same in which they had reached Astoria.
That cedar desk there, the table--with his own hands.
Don't stave the boats needlessly, ye harpooneers; good white cedar plank is raised full three per cent.
Three little hills stood near each other, and down in the midst of them sunk a hollow basin, almost mathematically circular, two or three hundred feet in breadth, and of such depth that a stately cedar might but just be visible above the sides.