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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
cedar
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
red
▪ Octagonal in shape, the framework is made from western red cedar and is available with single or double glazing throughout.
▪ Made from red cedar, it is double glazed throughout and all opening window fittings are in solid brass.
▪ Sparkle's hull was built of two laminates of diagonally laid red cedar on an inner core of longitudinal Douglas fir.
■ NOUN
tree
▪ One in the bushes to the right, one under the cedar tree on the left.
▪ It sits amid wide lawns and giant cedar trees high above the eastern banks of the wide and winding River Dart.
▪ I stared at a picture of a cedar tree in curious perspective.
▪ That place with its sweeping cedar trees and juniper.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Around the last bend was another stand of forest, cedar and pine.
▪ He entered the room where the wheelchair stood folded at the back of the tiny cedar closet.
▪ He was barely inside his own grounds before Nora urged Fontana out from behind the cedar.
▪ If you can get it, use cedar.
▪ It sits amid wide lawns and giant cedar trees high above the eastern banks of the wide and winding River Dart.
▪ Octagonal in shape, the framework is made from western red cedar and is available with single or double glazing throughout.
▪ Researchers do not now believe that the dying of the cedars is caused by a biotic agent.
▪ These were the conifers - pines, larches, cedars, firs and their relations.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
cedar

cedar \ce"dar\ (s[=e]"d[~e]r), n. [AS. ceder, fr. L. cedrus, Gr. ke`dros.] (Bot.) The name of several evergreen trees. The wood is remarkable for its durability and fragrant odor.

Note: The cedar of Lebanon is the Cedrus Libani; the white cedar ( Cupressus thyoides) is now called Cham[oe]cyparis sph[ae]roidea; American red cedar is the Juniperus Virginiana; Spanish cedar, the West Indian Cedrela odorata. Many other trees with odoriferous wood are locally called cedar.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
cedar

Old English ceder, blended in Middle English with Old French cedre, both from Latin cedrus, from Greek kedros "cedar, juniper," origin uncertain. Cedar oil was used by the Egyptians in embalming as a preservative against decay and the word for it was used figuratively for "immortality" by the Romans. Cedar chest attested from 1722. Related: Cedrine.

Wiktionary
cedar

n. 1 (context countable English) A coniferous tree of the genus ''Cedrus'' in the family Pinaceae. 2 (context countable English) A coniferous tree of the family Cupressaceae, especially of the genera ''Juniperus'', ''Cupressus'', (taxlink Calocedrus genus noshow=1), or ''Thuja''. 3 (context countable English) A flowering tree of the family Meliaceae, especially of the genera (taxlink Cedrela genus noshow=1) or (taxlink Toona genus noshow=1). 4 (context uncountable English) The aromatic wood from a ''Cedrus'' tree, or from any of several unrelated trees.

WordNet
cedar
  1. n. any of numerous trees of the family Cupressaceae that resemble cedars [syn: cedar tree]

  2. durable aromatic wood of any of numerous cedar trees; especially wood of the red cedar often used for cedar chests [syn: cedarwood]

  3. any cedar of the genus Cedrus [syn: cedar tree, true cedar]

Gazetteer
Cedar, KS -- U.S. city in Kansas
Population (2000): 26
Housing Units (2000): 17
Land area (2000): 0.176617 sq. miles (0.457437 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.176617 sq. miles (0.457437 sq. km)
FIPS code: 11325
Located within: Kansas (KS), FIPS 20
Location: 39.656711 N, 98.940389 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 67628
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
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Cedar -- U.S. County in Iowa
Population (2000): 18187
Housing Units (2000): 7570
Land area (2000): 579.522058 sq. miles (1500.955175 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 2.437087 sq. miles (6.312027 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 581.959145 sq. miles (1507.267202 sq. km)
Located within: Iowa (IA), FIPS 19
Location: 41.770019 N, 91.118036 W
Headwords:
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Cedar, IA
Cedar County
Cedar County, IA
Cedar -- U.S. County in Missouri
Population (2000): 13733
Housing Units (2000): 6813
Land area (2000): 475.933347 sq. miles (1232.661657 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 22.573530 sq. miles (58.465173 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 498.506877 sq. miles (1291.126830 sq. km)
Located within: Missouri (MO), FIPS 29
Location: 37.730500 N, 93.885396 W
Headwords:
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Cedar, MO
Cedar County
Cedar County, MO
Cedar -- U.S. County in Nebraska
Population (2000): 9615
Housing Units (2000): 4200
Land area (2000): 740.225954 sq. miles (1917.176338 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 5.586179 sq. miles (14.468136 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 745.812133 sq. miles (1931.644474 sq. km)
Located within: Nebraska (NE), FIPS 31
Location: 42.605286 N, 97.239880 W
Headwords:
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Cedar, NE
Cedar County
Cedar County, NE
Wikipedia
Cedar

Cedar is the common name for cedar wood, used for several different trees that grow in different parts of the world.

Cedar may also refer to:

Cedar (EP)

Cedar EP is the debut EP from Doves, the first release from the band after the dissolution of their previous incarnation, Sub Sub. It was self-released on the band's Casino Records label (co-founded by Rob Gretton) on 9 November 1998 on limited 10" vinyl. The epic track " The Cedar Room" later became the band's first single from their debut album Lost Souls. Following the release of the Cedar EP, Doves briefly joined Badly Drawn Boy as his backing band.

In a 2000 interview with Duke University, drummer Andy Williams said of "The Cedar Room":

Usage examples of "cedar".

He was in the cedar parlour, that adjoined the great hall, laid upon a couch, and suffering a degree of anguish from his wound, which few persons could have disguised, as he did.

Near the foot-bridge that stretched over the grey tops of the Atlas cedars, stood a white truncated pyramid of porcelain-like aplite from the River Lualaba, surmounted by the statue of a worker of an age long past.

Cedar Key, the tourist and the retired had finally found Timber Bay-just as, inevitably, every square foot of the state except the state parks is going to be found and asphalted and painted with yellow parking lines.

Now, apparently, as they had found Cedar Key, the tourist and the retired had finally found Timber Bay-just as, inevitably, every square foot of the state except the state parks is going to be found and asphalted and painted with yellow parking lines.

To his surprise, as he was about to emerge from a berceau on to a plot of turf, in the centre of which grew a large cedar, he beheld a lady in a riding-habit standing before the tree, and evidently admiring its beautiful proportions.

On the third night Yulba appeared out of the trunk of a cedar tree, and after him he hauled a loose, glimmering, almost-silky bundle, that clanked and clacketed as it came.

Karl Von Vechten went to work as a butter maker at the Craig Creamery in Cedar Hill.

Then that winter brought a series of increasingly violent accidents in--or acts of terrorism against--the Craig Creamery and Can Company of Cedar Hill, as it had come to be called.

The Craig Creamery and Can Company of Cedar Hill completely and utterly and perfectly destroyed.

The criminalist saw what he recognized immediately as traces of fresh cedar mulch, the sort used in decorative gardens.

In Cedar Hill, on the dance floor at the country club, there were bodies moving, dancing, men turning, women twirling, a voice singing, music playing, laughter ringing, heat rising.

There were deodars, Douglas firs, casuarinas, gum trees, eucalypti, hibiscus, cedars, and other trees, generally of a moderate size, for their number prevented their growth.

Perhaps you would be willing to trade Black Wolf a dozen hunting shafts of Poorford Cedar from your Diton holdings, in place of the usual vet right.

Sam now is tickled to have Edd see the very prettiest girl who ever came to Cedar Ridge ride up on his horse.

Gladstone, who is fast nearing his eightieth birthday, would boast, in the style of Caleb, that he was as good a man with his axe as he was when he was forty, but I would back him,--if the match were possible, for a hundred shekels, against that over-confident old Israelite, to cut down and chop up a cedar of Lebanon.