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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
cigar
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
cigarette/cigar/tobacco smoke
▪ The air was thick with cigarette smoke.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
big
▪ Nigel was ostentatiously smoking a big cigar to give an illusion of poise.
▪ Craig Bixby was unwrapping the big green vile-smelling cigar that always signaled the end of a meeting.
▪ Ride up and down in a chauffeur-driven limousine, smoking big cigars.
▪ An old slick. headed man who smoked great big black cigars.
▪ But I've got the mobile phone, the furry coat and the big cigar.
fat
▪ He's a V-sign and a fat cigar!
▪ The air was thick with the smells of fat imported cigars and the kind of champagne better worn than swallowed.
▪ The first was a joke: I caught you smoking that fat cigar against doctor's orders.
▪ He was puffing a fat cigar, the smoke concealing his facial features.
small
▪ Then she settled herself more comfortably into her chair, motioned Christina to take the one opposite and lit a small cigar.
▪ When they were clear of the city's traffic, Colt eased himself back in the seat and lit a small cigar.
▪ A small cigar in his mouth.
▪ She was smoking a small cigar and sported a face that was a lot less elegant than the hat.
▪ He declined the cigarette, he lit for himself a small cigar.
■ NOUN
box
▪ Careta reached under the sofa and took out a cigar box.
▪ She took a cigar box from a cupboard, opened it and displayed a number of sticks of greasepaint.
▪ Made a plane out of a cigar box for his fifth-grade teacher.
▪ Stella and he had found them stuffed into old cigar boxes and plastic shopping bags scattered in different places around the house.
smoke
▪ My father went back to stirring the soup, which I could smell now above the cigar smoke.
▪ Hicks brushed aside the blue haze of his cigar and felt suddenly that he was trying to dispel more than cigar smoke.
▪ When the door opened a great smell of sweat and leather and stale cigar smoke rushed into the cold night air.
▪ That relatively small room appeared to be a forest of black dinner jackets, grey hair and cigar smoke.
▪ All he got in return was a blank stare and a cloud of fresh cigar smoke.
▪ Not another word, a sigh, no raised eyebrow or even an impatient puff of cigar smoke.
▪ She sobbed into his cashmere overcoat, smelling the peculiar odour of him, Old Spice and cigar smoke.
▪ The atmosphere was electric with anticipation and unbreathable with cigar smoke.
smoker
▪ Of male pipe and cigar smokers, nearly three quarters are ex-cigarette smokers.
▪ Real cigar smokers are getting screwed.
▪ In comparison, the risk for pipe and cigar smokers was only up to 10% higher than nonsmokers.
▪ Why are cigar smokers cool and cigarette smokers scum?
▪ Both are New Yorkers, and obviously a couple of old cigar smokers.
▪ Historical notes profile lady cigar smokers dating back to the 1600s.
▪ Yes, mortality rates among cigarette smokers are way higher than among cigar smokers.
■ VERB
light
▪ He lit one of the cigars which he smoked nonstop and blew rich smoke upwards.
▪ In the fresh air I light my first cigar of the day, and break the match before I drop it.
▪ He shouldn't be lighting a cigar.
▪ His own father would lie down after dinner, light a cigar, and listen to classical music.
▪ In a sullen silence he lit a cigar and helped himself to a stiff measure of brandy.
▪ Hill lit his first cigar of the afternoon and thought how popular his investigation should be.
▪ He shifted in his seat, half at his ease, and lit a cigar.
puff
▪ Regan gazed abstractedly up at the ceiling, puffing away at his cigar.
▪ Trumka just looked at me and puffed his cigar.
▪ He was puffing a fat cigar, the smoke concealing his facial features.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
close, but no cigar
draw on a cigarette/cigar etc
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ A former grocer from Rector Street, at twenty he had gone bankrupt trying to run a cigar store on Pearl Street.
▪ Careta reached under the sofa and took out a cigar box.
▪ He watched Sir Charles cut the tip off his cigar.
▪ In the fresh air I light my first cigar of the day, and break the match before I drop it.
▪ It was a genuine Empire product from Santanni, though the cigars it now contained were home-grown.
▪ Look at Fidel Castro and his cigar.
▪ She cleared these things to one side and laid the cigar down in the middle of the dressing-table.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Cigar

Cigar \Ci*gar"\ (s[i^]*g[aum]r"), n. [Sp. cigarro, orig., a kind of tobacco in the island of Cuba: cf. F. cigare.] A small roll of tobacco, used for smoking.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
cigar

1730, from Spanish cigarro (source also of French cigare), probably from Maya sicar "to smoke rolled tobacco leaves," from si'c "tobacco;" or from or influenced by Spanish cigarra "grasshopper, cicada" (on resemblance of shape), from Vulgar Latin *cicala (source also of French cigale, Italian cigala). Cigar-box is from 1819; cigar-store from 1839; the wooden cigar-store Indian is from 1879, American English, but wooden images of feathered Indians or Negroes are mentioned outside tobacconists' shops in England by 1852, and are said to have been in earlier use on the Continent.\n\nBlackamoors and other dark-skinned foreigners have always possessed considerable attractions as signs for tobacconists, and sometimes also for public-houses. Negroes, with feathered headdresses and kilts, smoking pipes, are to be seen outside tobacco shops on the Continent, as well as in England.

[Jacob Larwood and John Camden Hotten, "The History of Signboards From the Earliest Times to the Present Day," London, 1867]

Wiktionary
cigar

n. tobacco, rolled and wrapped with an outer covering of tobacco leaves, intended to be smoked.

WordNet
cigar

n. a roll of tobacco for smoking

Wikipedia
Cigar (horse)

Cigar (April 18, 1990 – October 7, 2014), was an American Thoroughbred racehorse who, in 1995 and 1996, became the first American racehorse racing against top-class competition to win 16 consecutive races since Triple Crown winner Citation did so in 1948 and 1950. Cigar retired as the leading money earner in Thoroughbred racing history and was later inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.

Cigar

A cigar is a tightly-rolled bundle of dried and fermented tobacco leaf, rolled in a series of types and sizes, that is ignited so that its smoke may be drawn into the mouth.

Cigar tobacco is grown in significant quantities in Brazil, Cameroon, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Indonesia, Mexico, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Panama, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Canary Islands (Spain), Italy and the Eastern United States. The origins of cigar smoking are still unknown. In Guatemala, a ceramic pot dating back to the tenth century features a Mayan smoking tobacco leaves tied together with a string. Sikar, the term for smoking used by the Maya, may have inspired the name cigar.

CIGAR (aviation)

CIGAR or CIGARS is a mnemonic that refers to a pre-takeoff checklist performed by general aviation pilots. The mnemonic stands for:

  • Controls
  • Instruments
  • Gas
  • Airplane secure
  • Run-up.

Alternately:

  • Controls
  • Instruments
  • Gas
  • Attitude
  • Run-up

Yet another version was used by the U.S. Air Force:

CIGarettes For The Poor Russian Soldiers:

  • Controls
  • Instruments
  • Gas
  • Flaps
  • Trim
  • Prop
  • Radios
  • Straps.
Cigar (disambiguation)

A cigar is a roll of tobacco.

Cigar or the Cigar can also stand for:

Cigar (band)

Cigar was an American punk rock band from Eugene, Oregon, and, later, San Diego, California. Cigar was formed in 1996, discovered by Fletcher Dragge of the band Pennywise and signed to Theologian Records in 1997. Its first album, Speed is Relative, was released in 1999 and produced by Fletcher Dragge. The band also appeared on several punk compilations and surf and skate videos (including Toy Machine's "Jump off a Building" during Chris Senn's part).

Usage examples of "cigar".

I left a moderately agitato message, cradled the blower, and lit either my second or my third cigar of the morning depending upon whether or not you wanted to count dead soldiers.

I ran, carrying the cat litter box like a pizza tray, disrupting the class, causing Winnie to become highly agitato, unable to explain because I had a cigar in my mouth and was carrying a pizza tray and running for my life from men who were carrying wildly beeping receivers which made them Israeli spies and men who were wildly firing weapons which made them Arab terrorists and the whole macho parade failing to arouse or interest the girls in the slightest, which, of course, made them lesbians.

In Key West, the storm disabled the anemometers at the weather observation office, along with seven hundred feet of new concrete dock being installed by the War Department, and finished off the three-story concrete cigar factory of the Havana-American Company, severely damaged in the hurricane the year before.

He squirmed around the seat, slapped his fist against the car door, chewed at the cigar stump parked in the corner of his mouth, and made noises in the back of his threat which Asey decided were meant to indicate his, general state of incredulity.

Magnussen was a smoker, and though Becker knew the office had been cleaned by the night staff, two ashtrays overflowed with cigar butts, and there were ashes on the floor.

John Bittle settled himself comfortably in his armchair, pulled an ash stand to a convenient position, and continued the leisurely smoking of his cigar.

The tubes looked like a rack of fat cigars, and with weary jubilation Charles saw that there were men still tending them, crouching behind the sheet of armour plate, waiting for Bloodhound to turn and bring Blucher on to her starboard Irish beam.

General Bosco sucked thoughtfully on his cigar, breathed smoke over our heads, and came to a decision.

She took my arm and we went through to the sitting room, leaving Chad to his cigar and champagne.

Courts of Justice toward the park where I had last left the car provided for me by the city council, deep in cogitation, when a familiar figure caught my eye on the steep, curved steps leading up to the entrance: fat, sweating in his white suit, sucking alternately at a ropy cigar and the straw stuck in a soft drink bottle.

Fernack and Varetti and even Cokey Walsh and Allen Uttershaw who played with quotations like a tired juggler toying with a cigar.

Daniel Brewster sat in his luxurious suite at the Cosmopolis, smoking one of his admirable cigars and chatting with his old friend, Professor Binstead.

George Cox stood at the bar, shoulders rounded, his shark mouth clamped on a wet cigar.

Since we had even found a tiny, precious sliver of the original post, worn down and disintegrating from a huge structural member to a splinter the size of a cigar, another dateable artifact would have been too much to ask for, in light of the perfect preservation of this most recent trace of Fort Providence.

He was seen lighting his cigar with one, to the horror of Captain Dobbin, who, it is my belief, would have given a bank-note for the document.