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Segar \Se*gar"\, n. See Cigar.


n. (obsolete form of cigar English)


Segar may refer to:

  • Segar (name)
  • Segar LRT Station, a Light Rail Transit station in Singapore
Segar (artist)

D.RajaSegar(born 1951) known as Segar, is a Sri Lankan artist and sculptor. A self tutored artist born on 4th Dec 1951 to poor parents in the suburb of Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka. He use to walk to school which was 5 km away from home to save bus fare so that he could eat something during the interval. After schooling at St Michael's College, Polwatte, Colombo-3 at the age of 19, he started working in a soft drinks manufacturing company in the field of accountancy. While studying for his accountancy examinations he spent most of his time in the reference sections of the British Council library in Colombo. There he was able to browse through a collection of books and periodicals on art and artists.In his news paper interviews he always states; British Council was my university of fine art.Monotonous work in the accountancy department started to bore him. Segar started to design his own greeting cards purely based on the day to day lifestyle of Sri Lankans.

His cards became an instant hit as most of the greeting cards in Sri Lanka were copied from the paintings of western countries. The art lovers who saw his cards wanted him to make large paintings. Hence, comfortably he became a painter. To give his art a serious impact Segar started experimenting the refractive effect of light in his abstract and figurative cubism. He loves to work in watercolor, oil and mixed media. In sculpture he works in steel. He has had one man exhibitions in Australia, England, India and Sri Lanka in addition to group exhibitions.Though his paintings on gods and religions were adorned by the art lovers, he remains an atheist. His art adorned in news papers, documentaries and periodicals including Reader's Digest. In 1988 he attempted suicide as a result of failed love affair but changed the idea as he thought of more than 20 of his unsigned paintings. In 1996 Segar had his 19th solo exhibition in Colombo and donated the sales proceed of more than US$5000 to the Neurosurgery Trust Fund of the National Hospital of Sri Lanka, in the year which his wife Vejeyashanthinie 29 years, died of brain stem cancer. The Housing Scheme 1977 and The Buddha 1987 are the two famous paintings in his prolific career. He lives in a house architectured by Minnette De Silva. This house conceived from Segar's imagination when he was 12 years old.

Segar (name)

Segar is both a surname and a given name. Notable people with the name include:


  • Charlie Segar, bluesman
  • E. C. Segar (1894–1938), American cartoonist
  • Joseph Segar (1804–1880), American lawyer
  • Marc Segar (1974–1997), British autist
  • William Segar (circa 1564–1633), portrait painter

Given name:

  • Segar Bastard (1854–1921), English amateur football player and referee

Usage examples of "segar".

William Segar, knight of the garter and principal king of arms of England, that he had seen this patent and had recorded a copy of it in the office of the Herald of Armes.

Several of the holders have caned on me for permission to pass the blockade, even demanding a gunboat to convey theml Colonel Segar, the last of them, was very importunate.

Harry who had been smoking all the night, looked at his watch by the faint light the fire of his segar emitted, and perceived that it was only five minutes for twelve.

The Golem appeared to have reached the twisting and jerry-built stairway, all splintered wood and protruding nailsit was almost, deliberately, like something out of Segar or Fontaine Foxthat would lead him to the tumbledown gates of Heaven itself.

I exclaimed as my excitement knocked the ashes of my segar over my clean shirt.

It was his old friend Colonel Segar who told him about the racing in Paris.

So it was that Antun Bura made the journey with Colonel Segar the following Saturday.

That night in bed he reflected on how little he knew about this man Colonel Segar had recommended, this man who might be carrying a nameless poison in his bag.

Antun Bura made the journey with Colonel Segar the following Saturday.

Pewt come down to the house and said where was you last nite and i said me and Beany was making sweet firn segars over to Beanys and i gave him 2 segars.

Missis Sawyer blabing to Beanys mother and she said she wood go in and see if Elly was in and when she come in Beany said mother jest see how many segars me and Plupy has made and he held up a lot that we made last week and she said you boys must have wirked a long time and Beany he said it takes a good deal of time to make so many and she went back looking prety pleased becaus she thougt Beany dident ring the old doorbell and she told old Missis Sawyer that we had been making sweet firn segars all the evening in the kitchin.

Si Smiths and i paid for them and then we went over to Beanys and got a lot of sweet firn segars and then we went down town agen.

For a day or two, spirits and segars muddled his brain, and so kept thoughts away: but within a while they came on him too piercingly, and Julian writhed beneath those scorpion stings of hot and keen remorse: and when the coast-guards dragged the Mullet, how that caitiff trembled!

United States than in former years be ascribed in part to the more general use of segars by careless servants and children?

Hobbs opened the door quick and gumped out and grabed the man and said you rascul i have got you and the man said you old fool are you crasy and then old Hobbs he said i thougt it was that Purinton boy ringing my door bell and then the man went in the house and we wated til they had shet the door and we put for home and made sum sweet firn segars.