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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
tobacco
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
chew gum/tobacco
cigarette/cigar/tobacco smoke
▪ The air was thick with cigarette smoke.
fruit/vegetable/tobacco etc grower
▪ apple growers
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
big
▪ The battle against big tobacco waxed and then waned, leaving Clinton unable to convert major interim victories into a conclusive ending.
▪ Black remains generally bullish on big tobacco stocks.
smokeless
▪ B About 20 % of male high school students reported using smokeless tobacco in 1995.
▪ The use of smokeless tobacco is now banned in the minor leagues.
▪ A recent Arizona survey disclosed that 9. 8 percent of boys in the third through sixth grades had tried smokeless tobacco.
■ NOUN
ad
▪ How does Health Secretary Virginia Bottomley hope to achieve a ten percent reduction in smokers without a ban on tobacco ads?
▪ A ban on tobacco ads aimed at the young.
advertising
▪ Moscow is considering a ban on alcohol and tobacco advertising in most public places and on transport.
▪ Britain bans cigarette advertising on television, but, with tough restrictions, allows other tobacco advertising.
▪ The banning of tobacco advertising would be a great contribution to achieving what the United States has already achieved.
▪ A television ban on tobacco advertising went into effect in 1991.
▪ The second issue raised was the Government's stance on tobacco advertising.
▪ That is a derisory total for a committee monitoring agreements on tobacco advertising and sponsorship.
▪ It is about the impact of tobacco advertising and the promotion of tobacco on young people.
▪ The bill will see all remaining forms of tobacco advertising phased out by the end of 1995.
consumption
▪ No one claims that advertising is the only determinant of tobacco consumption or smoking prevalence: to do so would be absurd.
▪ Advertising directed at reducing tobacco consumption by parents has a substantial secondary knock-on effect on children.
▪ They show that 100,000 unnecessary deaths a year are the result of tobacco consumption.
farmer
▪ Federal subsidies are still given to tobacco farmers.
firm
▪ Legal firm to pay for widow's fight against tobacco firm.
▪ Most of the donors had business links to Philip Morris or other tobacco firms.
▪ The vendors, which depend on the tobacco firm for their livelihood, feel obliged to buy a table.
▪ Wilson told voters he would refuse campaign contributions from tobacco firms and returned a $ 2, 000 check from Philip Morris.
▪ The bill would allow smokers and their surviving families to sue the tobacco firms.
▪ Granted, the tobacco firms cynically aimed their products at children.
grower
▪ Why not target subsidies to tobacco growers?
industry
▪ Now the tobacco industry is going for the slightly more subtle form of advertising which is sponsorship.
▪ On the Democratic side, President Clinton has singled out the tobacco industry for attack.
▪ Mr. Lawson knows it, the tobacco industry knows it and the Government know it.
▪ The tobacco industry has never paid damages or settled a liability case.
▪ The food, drink and tobacco industry reported the greatest number of machine injuries with 940 between 1990 and 1991.
▪ The tobacco industry disputes the amount of exposure nonsmokers have to smoke in the workplace.
▪ The pharmaceutical industry is concerned with maintaining high ethical standards, and to compare it with the tobacco industry is grotesque.
▪ They think that unlike previous cases, the tobacco industry is not going to be able to avoid any financial liability.
pipe
▪ The little room smelled of his pipe tobacco, eau de Cologne, shit.
▪ The 1988 is a concentrated, complex, classic wine with blackcurrant flavors and aromas of cedar and pipe tobacco.
▪ The scent of rose water hung in the air, covering the stale smell of pipe tobacco and strong drink.
▪ She smells of pipe tobacco, which gives me a sort of comfort.
product
▪ Advertising would only be allowed inside establishments which sold tobacco products.
▪ After a two-year investigation, the Food and Drug Administration asserted control over tobacco products by deeming them drugdelivery devices.
▪ Consumption date is given from 1870-1988 and includes information on all tobacco products.
▪ They also plan to push for economic measures to reduce promotion and sales, and boost taxation of tobacco products.
▪ Other measures including further restrictions on access to cigarettes and on the promotion of tobacco products need to be considered.
▪ Every state has laws against the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products to children, although they are rarely enforced.
▪ The corollary of that is that a higher proportion of their income is spent on tobacco products.
▪ In California, teenagers spend $ 62million a year on tobacco products.
sale
▪ Handrolling tobacco sales rose slightly between 1980 and 1982 but fell again to 4.8 million kilos manufactured weight in 1986.
smoke
▪ Then, smelling tobacco smoke, the word Woodbine wound into my head.
Smoking adds significantly to the risk because tobacco smoke bathes delicate cervical tissues in tar and nicotine.
▪ The interior was gloomy; tobacco smoke hung motionless in the thin air.
▪ Secondhand or environmental tobacco smoke causes 3, 000 lung cancers a year, Pirkle said.
▪ You smell whisky and old tobacco smoke.
▪ It treated primary and secondary tobacco smoke as identical though the latter is clearly diluted by contact with the surrounding environment.
▪ The air in the room grew thick with tobacco smoke.
▪ Firstly, chemical carcinogens in tobacco smoke might directly induce cervical carcinogenesis.
sponsorship
▪ However, Mr. Lawson then continues by making no distinction whatsoever between tobacco sponsorship and any other form of sponsorship.
▪ In addition, young people's purchasing patterns can be influenced by the advertising and tobacco sponsorship of sports.
use
▪ More than 85 per cent of the films contained tobacco use.
▪ Of the 26 kids who completed the program, 20 cut down on their tobacco use.
▪ Women are certainly not immune to the damaging effects of tobacco use.
■ VERB
accept
▪ Since you do not accept paid tobacco advertisements, why did you allow this one?
ban
▪ New Zealand banned all advertising of tobacco in 1990.
▪ The debate is not about banning the advertising of tobacco.
▪ As I said earlier, one can not switch off the tap and ban tobacco.
▪ It also bans free distribution of tobacco products.
▪ The organisers should accept their responsibility and ban tobacco advertising.
chew
▪ Despite this finding, the more people are using chewing tobacco and snuff.
▪ Better yet, use wooden toothpicks. Chew tobacco and spit.
▪ I was also jealous that he could chew tobacco.
▪ So one night, Rich and another miner taught me how to chew tobacco.
▪ Take a laxative! Chew tobacco!
▪ All we need are cowboy boots with spurs and some Red Man chewing tobacco.
▪ The nationwide minimum age of 18 to buy cigarettes and chewing tobacco remains in force.
▪ Once, at the Mineworkers, I even chewed tobacco.
grow
▪ The air in the room grew thick with tobacco smoke.
▪ Tragically many trees have been removed from the valley in recent years by people who cleared land to grow tobacco.
require
▪ The president also would require tobacco companies to pay a $ 150 million advertising crusade to stop young people from smoking.
sell
▪ In addition to car boot sales, officers had visited shops selling tobacco and drink.
▪ Shopkeepers and cigarette machine operators must display warning notices reminding customers it is illegal to sell tobacco products to anyone under 16.
sue
▪ The bill would allow smokers and their surviving families to sue the tobacco firms.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
smokeless tobacco
▪ A recent Arizona survey disclosed that 9. 8 percent of boys in the third through sixth grades had tried smokeless tobacco.
▪ B About 20 % of male high school students reported using smokeless tobacco in 1995.
▪ The use of smokeless tobacco is now banned in the minor leagues.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Alcohol and tobacco accelerate epidemics, such as tuberculosis and drug abuse.
▪ In tobacco there are no less than eight such pairs of genes.
▪ In the 1630s the tobacco boom showed signs of having reached its peak.
▪ Men, however, do not tend to kick the tobacco habit.
▪ Out comes the cigar: the consolation of tobacco bears all our cares away.
▪ Taxes on alcohol and tobacco could be justified on these grounds.
▪ The tobacco industry has never paid damages or settled a liability case.
▪ The largest declines were in textiles, tobacco, chemicals, rubber, paper and food.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Tobacco

Tobacco \To*bac"co\, n. [Sp. tabaco, fr. the Indian tabaco the tube or pipe in which the Indians or Caribbees smoked this plant. Some derive the word from Tabaco, a province of Yucatan, where it was said to be first found by the Spaniards; others from the island of Tobago, one of the Caribbees. But these derivations are very doubtful.]

  1. (Bot.) An American plant ( Nicotiana Tabacum) of the Nightshade family, much used for smoking and chewing, and as snuff. As a medicine, it is narcotic, emetic, and cathartic. Tobacco has a strong, peculiar smell, and an acrid taste.

    Note: The name is extended to other species of the genus, and to some unrelated plants, as Indian tobacco ( Nicotiana rustica, and also Lobelia inflata), mountain tobacco ( Arnica montana), and Shiraz tobacco ( Nicotiana Persica).

  2. The leaves of the plant prepared for smoking, chewing, etc., by being dried, cured, and manufactured in various ways. Tobacco box (Zo["o]l.), the common American skate. Tobacco camphor. (Chem.) See Nicotianine. Tobacco man, a tobacconist. [R.] Tobacco pipe.

    1. A pipe used for smoking, made of baked clay, wood, or other material.

    2. (Bot.) Same as Indian pipe, under Indian.

      Tobacco-pipe clay (Min.), a species of clay used in making tobacco pipes; -- called also cimolite.

      Tobacco-pipe fish. (Zo["o]l.) See Pipemouth.

      Tobacco stopper, a small plug for pressing down the tobacco in a pipe as it is smoked.

      Tobacco worm (Zo["o]l.), the larva of a large hawk moth ( Sphinx Carolina syn. Phlegethontius Carolina). It is dark green, with seven oblique white stripes bordered above with dark brown on each side of the body. It feeds upon the leaves of tobacco and tomato plants, and is often very injurious to the tobacco crop. See Illust. of Hawk moth.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
tobacco

1580s, from Spanish tabaco, in part from an Arawakan language of the Caribbean (probably Taino), said to mean "a roll of tobacco leaves" (according to Las Casas, 1552) or "a kind of pipe for smoking tobacco" (according to Oviedo, 1535). Scholars of Caribbean languages lean toward Las Casas' explanation. But Spanish tabaco (also Italian tabacco) was a name of medicinal herbs from early 15c., from Arabic tabbaq, attested since 9c. as the name of various herbs. So the word may be in part a European one transferred to an American plant. The West Indian island of Tobago was said to have been named by Columbus in 1498 from Haitian tambaku "pipe," in reference to the native custom of smoking dried tobacco leaves [Room].\n

\nCultivation in France began 1556 with an importation of seed by Andre Thevet; introduced in Spain 1558 by Francisco Fernandes. Tobacco Road as a mythical place representative of rural Southern U.S. poverty is from the title of Erskine Caldwell's 1932 novel. Early German and Portuguese accounts of Brazil also record another name for tobacco, bittin or betum, evidently a native word in South America, which made its way into 17c. Spanish, French, and English as petun, petumin, etc., and which is preserved in petunia and butun, the Breton word for "tobacco."\nMany haue giuen it [tobacco] the name, Petum, whiche is in deede the proper name of the Hearbe, as they whiche haue traueiled that countrey can tell. [John Frampton, translation of Nicolás Monardes' "Joyful Newes Oute of the Newe Founde Worlde," 1577]\n

Wiktionary
tobacco

n. 1 (context uncountable English) Any plant of the genus ''Nicotiana''. 2 (context uncountable English) Leaves of ''Nicotiana tabacum'' and some other species cultivated and harvested to make cigarettes, cigars, snuff, for smoking in pipes or for chewing.

WordNet
tobacco
  1. n. leaves of the tobacco plant dried and prepared for smoking or ingestion [syn: baccy]

  2. aromatic annual or perennial herbs and shrubs

  3. [also: tobaccoes (pl)]

Gazetteer
Wikipedia
Tobacco

Tobacco is a product prepared from the leaves of the tobacco plant by curing them. The plant is part of the genus Nicotiana and of the Solanaceae (nightshade) family. While more than 70 species of tobacco are known, the chief commercial crop is N. tabacum. The more potent variant N. rustica is also used around the world.

Tobacco contains the alkaloid nicotine, which is a stimulant. Dried tobacco leaves are mainly used for smoking in cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, and flavored shisha tobacco. They can be also consumed as snuff, chewing tobacco, dipping tobacco and snus.

Tobacco use is a risk factor for many diseases, especially those affecting the heart, liver, and lungs, as well as many cancers. In 2008, the World Health Organization named tobacco as the world's single greatest cause of preventable death.

Tobacco (musician)

Thomas Fec, better known by his stage name Tobacco, is an American electronic musician. He is the frontman of the psychedelic rock band Black Moth Super Rainbow, in addition to working as a solo artist; in both settings he works most conspicuously with pre-digital electronic instruments such as analog synthesizers and tape machines.

Tobacco (film)

Tobacco (, translit. Tyutyun) is a 1962 Bulgarian drama film directed by Nikola Korabov. It was entered into the 1963 Cannes Film Festival.

The film was based on Dimitar Dimov's best-selling novel Tobacco.

Tobacco (Last Week Tonight)

"Tobacco" is a segment about the tobacco industry, which aired on February 15, 2015 as part of the second episode of the second season of the HBO series Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. During the eighteen-minute segment, comedian John Oliver discusses tobacco industry trends and practices. He also introduces Jeff the Diseased Lung, a mascot he created for the American global cigarette and tobacco company Philip Morris International, the makers of Marlboro cigarettes. The anthropomorphic diseased lung, who smokes and coughs, has been compared to Joe Camel and the Marlboro Man. Oliver and his team promoted the cartoon character by sending shirts with Jeff's image to Togo and displaying billboards in Uruguay, and by encouraging use of the hashtag #JeffWeCan, which trended on Twitter following the broadcast.

Philip Morris issued a response to the segment, which received some criticism. The "Tobacco" segment received widespread media coverage, with several outlets praising Oliver's ability to launch successful marketing campaigns and change perceptions about smoking through the creation of the mascot. Jeff later appeared at a protest organized by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids in New York City in May 2015.

Usage examples of "tobacco".

Next day the Baron technically did give Granny Aching gold, but it was only the gold-coloured foil on an ounce of Jolly Sailor, the cheap and horrible pipe tobacco that was the only one Granny Aching would ever smoke.

They comprise prussic acid, dilute solution of oxalic acid and oxalates, aconite, digitalis, strophanthus, convallaria, and tobacco.

Judging by the aroma of the first fumes, the tobacco certainly contained an admixture of something stronger.

When I went on board ship with the Bailo Jean Dona, I found another case given to me by him, containing two quintals of the best Mocha coffee, one hundred pounds of tobacco leaves, two large flagons filled, one with Zabandi tobacco, the other with camussa, and a magnificent pipe tube of jessamine wood, covered with gold filigrane, which I sold in Corfu for one hundred sequins.

As Becky propped the front door wide, opened window transoms, and set about buffeting dust and tobacco smoke, Roger would take the milk and rolls back to the kitchen and give Bock a morning greeting.

They planted tobacco and sugar, followed the boucan, and lived as they had lived in the past at Hispaniola.

Below, Bradden was coolly slicing a cud of chewing tobacco from a plug.

The jaw that Harry had punched was equal in size to the cheek where Bradden kept his tobacco cud.

Indian villages on the coast, cinchona bark, caucho, tobacco, orchilla weed, sarsaparilla, and tamarinds.

He thought of himself sitting in a dingy little shop full of tobacco all day long, and no one to play chess withno one he could not checkmate easily.

In this chamber some half dozen persons were seated in the Eastern fashion, and smoking either the choice tobaccoes of Syria through the cherry-wood or jasmine tube of a Turkish or Egyptian chibouque, or inhaling through rose-water the more artificial flavour of the nargileh, which is the hookah of the Levant.

Now, coper skippers have the same hatred for mission ships that they have for revenue cutters, for the former, by selling tobacco at low prices, keep the North Sea fishermen away from the copers, and so have spoiled their traffic in intoxicant drinks.

Tobacco is sold cheaper on a mission ship than on a coper, and naturally the fishermen, who have very little money to spend, buy in the cheapest market.

I passed the night amongst the soldiers without closing my eyes, for these Sclavonians were singing, eating garlic, smoking a bad tobacco which was most noxious, and drinking a wine of their own country, as black as ink, which nobody else could swallow.

I went with the throng, jostled alike by velvet and dowlas, by youths with their estates upon their backs and naked fantastically painted savages, and trampling the tobacco with which the greedy citizens had planted the very street.