What does Cedar mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cedar, cedar treenoun

    any of numerous trees of the family Cupressaceae that resemble cedars

  2. cedar, cedarwoodnoun

    durable aromatic wood of any of numerous cedar trees; especially wood of the red cedar often used for cedar chests

  3. cedar, cedar tree, true cedarnoun

    any cedar of the genus Cedrus


  1. cedarnoun

    A coniferous tree of the genus Cedrus in the coniferous plant family Pinaceae.

  2. cedarnoun

    The aromatic wood from such a tree.

  3. Cedarnoun

    A programming language.

  4. Etymology: From cedre, from cedrus, from κέδρος.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. CEDARnoun

    A tree.

    Etymology: cedrus, Lat.

    It is evergreen; the leaves are much narrower than those of the pine-tree, and many of them produced out of one tubercle, resembling a painter’s pencil; it hath male flowers, or katkins, produced at remote distances from the fruit on the same tree. The seeds are produced in large cones, squamose and turbinated. The extension of the branches is very regular in cedar trees; the ends of the shoots declining, and thereby shewing their upper surface, which is constantly cloathed with green leaves, so regularly as to appear at a distance like a green carpet, and, in waving about, make an agreeable prospect. It is surprising that this tree has not been more cultivated in England; for it would be a great ornament to barren bleak mountains, even in Scotland, where few other trees would grow; it being a native of Mount Libanus, where the snow continues most part of the year. What we find in Scripture, of the lofty cedars, is no ways applicable to the stature of this tree; for we find by those now growing in England, and by the testimony of travellers, that have seen those few remaining trees on Mount Libanus, they are not inclined to grow very lofty, but extend their branches very far; to which the allusion, made by the Psalmist, agrees very well, when, describing the flourishing state of a people, he says, they shall spread their branches like the cedar tree. Maundrel, in his Travels, says, he measured one of the largest cedars on Mount Libanus, and found it to be twelve yards six inches in circumference, and sound, and thirty seven yards in the spread of its boughs. At about five or six yards from the ground, it was divided into five limbs, each of which was equal to a great tree. The wood of this famous tree is accounted proof against the putrefaction of animal bodies. The saw dust is thought to be one of the secrets used by the mountebanks, who pretend to have the embalming mystery. This wood is also said to yield an oil, which is famous for preserving books and writings, and the wood is thought by my lord Bacon to continue above a thousand years sound. It is also recorded, that, in the temple of Apollo, at Utica, there was found timber of near two thousand years old; and the statue of the goddess, in the famous Ephesian temple, was said to be of this material, as well as the timber work of that glorious structure. This sort of timber is very dry, and subject to split; nor does it well endure to be fastened with nails; therefore pins of the same wood are much preferable. Philip Miller.

    I must yield my body to the earth:
    Thus yields the cedar to the axe’s edge,
    Whose arms gave shelter to the princely eagle;
    Under whose shade the ramping lion slept,
    Whose top branch overpeer’d Jove’s spreading tree,
    And kept low shrubs from winter’s pow’rful wind. William Shakespeare, Henry VI. p. iii.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cedarnoun

    the name of several evergreen trees. The wood is remarkable for its durability and fragrant odor

  2. Cedaradjective

    of or pertaining to cedar

  3. Etymology: [AS. ceder, fr. L. cedrus, Gr. ke`dros.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cedar

    sē′dar, n. a large evergreen tree remarkable for the durability and fragrance of its wood; applied also to many more or less similar trees, as the Barbadoes cedar, properly a juniper, and the Bastard Barbadoes cedar, properly a Cedrela (used for canoes, cigar-boxes, blacklead pencils).—adj. made of cedar.—adjs. Cē′dared, covered with cedars; Cē′darn (Milton), pertaining to or made of cedar; Cē′drine, belonging to the cedar-tree; Cē′dry, obsolete form of Cē′dary, having the colour or properties of cedar. [L.—Gr. kedros.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cedar in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cedar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Cedar in a Sentence

  1. Cedar Rapids Mayor Tiffany O’Donnell:

    Cedar Rapids is a city with a diverse population and many viewpoints. Today’s Supreme Court decision is likely to elicit strong opinions. What we must do as a city is come together, especially in times like these. The Cedar Rapids Police Department is conducting a thorough investigation into tonight’s incident. We all have a right to our opinions, but we must act in a peaceful and respectful manner.

  2. Matt Spellman:

    Cedar Rapids's too big, cedar Rapids really is. I'm ready( for people to drop out). Cedar Rapids's getting to be too overwhelming.

  3. Eric Giddens:

    I watched that years ago before I ran for school board here in Cedar Falls, and it inspired me to go for it and put Eric Giddens out there in a way that I hadn't really done at that point, if you haven't seen that film, people in the room.

  4. Shawna Hartman:

    This is real rough country out here, and the Black Hawks are helping us get water into areas we had difficulty getting to, there are deep canyons, drainages and gullies that are full of heavy fuels like prairie grasses and red cedar trees. They can hold the heat for a long time and let the fire jump from one place to another.

  5. Shawna Hartman:

    There are deep canyons, drainages and gullies that are full of heavy fuels like prairie grasses and red cedar trees. They can hold the heat for a long time and let the fire jump from one place to another.

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