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Meaning of CEDAR

Pronunciation:  'seedur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any cedar of the genus Cedrus
  2. [n]  durable aromatic wood of any of numerous cedar trees; especially wood of the red cedar often used for cedar chests
  3. [n]  any of numerous trees of the family Cupressaceae that resemble cedars

CEDAR is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: cedar tree, true cedar
 See Also: Alaska cedar, Atlantic white cedar, Atlas cedar, Austrocedrus chilensis, Calocedrus decurrens, cedar, cedar of Lebanon, cedarwood, Cedrus, Cedrus atlantica, Cedrus deodara, Cedrus libani, Chamaecyparis lawsoniana, Chamaecyparis nootkatensis, Chamaecyparis thyoides, Chilean cedar, coast white cedar, conifer, coniferous tree, Cryptomeria japonica, Cupressaceae, cypress family, deodar, deodar cedar, family Cupressaceae, genus Cedrus, Himalayan cedar, incense cedar, Japan cedar, Japanese cedar, kawaka, Lawson's cedar, Lawson's cypress, Libocedrus bidwillii, Libocedrus decurrens, Libocedrus plumosa, mountain pine, Nootka cypress, Oregon cedar, pahautea, Port Orford cedar, red cedar, southern white cedar, sugi, white cedar, white cypress, wood, yellow cedar, yellow cypress



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ce"dar\, n. [AS. ceder, fr. L. cedrus, Gr. ?.] (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.
    {Cedar bird} (Zo["o]l.), a species of chatterer ({Ampelis
       cedrarum}), so named from its frequenting cedar trees; --
       called also {cherry bird}, {Canada robin}, and {American
  2. \Ce"dar\, a.
    Of or pertaining to cedar.
Computing Dictionary

A superset of mesa, from xerox parc, adding garbage collection, dynamic types and a universal pointer type (REF ANY). Cedar is a large complex language designed for custom Xerox hardware and the Cedar operating system/environment. Data types are atoms, lists, ropes ("industrial strength" strings), conditions. Multi-processing features include threads, monitors, signals and catch phrases. It was used to develop the Cedar integrated programming environment.

["A Description of the Cedar Language", Butler Lampson, Xerox PARC, CSL-83-15 (Dec 1983)].

["The Structure of Cedar", D. Swinehart et al, SIGPLAN Notices 20(7):230-244 (July 1985)].

Easton Bible Dictionary

(Heb. e'rez, Gr. kedros, Lat. cedrus), a tree very frequently mentioned in Scripture. It was stately (Ezek. 31:3-5), long-branched (Ps. 80:10; 92:12; Ezek. 31:6-9), odoriferous (Cant. 4:11; Hos. 14:6), durable, and therefore much used for boards, pillars, and ceilings (1 Kings 6:9, 10; 7:2; Jer. 22:14), for masts (Ezek. 27:5), and for carved images (Isa. 44:14).

It grew very abundantly in Palestine, and particularly on Lebanon, of which it was "the glory" (Isa. 35:2; 60:13). Hiram supplied Solomon with cedar trees from Lebanon for various purposes connected with the construction of the temple and the king's palace (2 Sam. 5:11; 7:2, 7; 1 Kings 5:6, 8,10; 6:9, 10, 15, 16, 18, 20; 7:2, 3, 7, 11, 12; 9:11, etc.). Cedars were used also in the building of the second temple under Zerubbabel (Ezra 3:7).

Of the ancient cedars of Lebanon there remain now only some seven or eight. They are not standing together. But beside them there are found between three hundred and four hundred of younger growth. They stand in an amphitheatre fronting the west, about 6,400 feet above the level of the sea.

The cedar is often figuratively alluded to in the sacred Scriptures. "The mighty conquerors of olden days, the despots of Assyria and the Pharaohs of Egypt, the proud and idolatrous monarchs of Judah, the Hebrew commonwealth itself, the war-like Ammonites of patriarchal times, and the moral majesty of the Messianic age, are all compared to the towering cedar, in its royal loftiness and supremacy (Isa. 2:13; Ezek. 17:3, 22, 23, 31:3-9; Amos 2:9; Zech. 11:1, 2; Job 40:17; Ps. 29:5; 80:10; 92:12, etc).", Groser's Scrip. Nat. Hist. (See BOX-TREE ¯T0000636.)