hu·​mi·​dor | \ ˈhyü-mə-ˌdȯr How to pronounce humidor (audio) , ˈyü- \

Definition of humidor

: a case or enclosure (as for storing cigars) in which the air is kept properly humidified

Examples of humidor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The home has a great room with a secret bookcase passage and a den with a walk-in cigar humidor. Ebony Day, azcentral, "Paradise Valley mansion once owned by Arizona Cardinals' Kurt Warner sells for $3.1M," 23 Dec. 2019 Sollars was also given more than $12,000 in new household appliances, including a $1,600 cigar humidor, the indictment charges. Steve Pepple, Detroit Free Press, "Taylor mayor Richard Sollars indicted on federal bribery, wire fraud charges," 19 Dec. 2019 Also, earlier this year, Michelle Obama rented a seven-bedroom, 12,800-square-foot contemporary-style mansion on Swallow Drive in Los Angeles’ Hollywood Hills, which has an open-air shark aquarium, a humidor room and a movie theater. Bob Goldsborough,, "Obamas buy Martha’s Vineyard mansion for $11.75 million," 5 Dec. 2019 In theory, storing balls in humidors could affect the way baseballs travel. Charley Walters, Twin Cities, "Charley Walters: Could Twins make deal to get Gerrit Cole?," 19 Oct. 2019 The previous high was 239 in 2001, the last year before the humidor was installed at Coors Field. Kyle Newman, The Denver Post, "Newman: The “Cucarachas” must be exterminated for the Rockies to be taken seriously in 2020," 24 Sep. 2019 Home runs are flying out of ballparks at a record rate and Coors Field is playing as if someone unplugged the humidor. Patrick Saunders, The Denver Post, "Rockies Mailbag: Colorado could lose both Arenado and Story at the same time," 4 Sep. 2019 All teams store their balls at about 70 degrees, and Arizona and Colorado use humidors that maintain humidity at 50 percent. James Rogers, Fox News, "Baseball's home run surge spurs scientists to look for answers," 22 Aug. 2019 The closest store for that was Party Source, which happens to have a very good humidor. Paul Daugherty,, "Doc's Morning Line: It's time to be realistic and stop chasing fool's gold with these Reds," 22 July 2019

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First Known Use of humidor

1903, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for humidor

humid + -or (as in cuspidor)

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The first known use of humidor was in 1903

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13 Jan 2020

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“Humidor.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 17 January 2020.

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