- The,El Cid CampeadorRodrigo Díaz de Bivar, c1040–99, Spanish soldier: hero of the wars against the Moors.
- (italics) Le. Le Cid.
- a drama (1636) by Corneille.
or cid, CID
- cubic-inch displacement: the displacement of an engine measured in cubic inches: My old car had a 302 c.i.d. engine.
- Criminal Investigation Department of Scotland Yard.
Examples from the Web for cid
The CID speculated that the woman was confirming who lived there before planting a homemade nail bomb.Abu Dhabi Treats U.S. Teacher’s Murder as Terrorist Attack
December 4, 2014
Hart, now besuited and bald, still works at CID; presumably he's been promoted.‘True Detective’ Review: You Have to Watch HBO’s Revolutionary Crime Classic
January 11, 2014
The nominees received are reviewed by Special Agents in the CID and the Office of Public Affairs.The Last Larger-Than-Life Outlaw
June 24, 2011
Just watch how the Cid will take the timber; he's glorious oyer a stump!Luttrell Of Arran
Charles James Lever
The latter, planning a visit to Rome, selected the Cid to accompany him.
"I obey, O king," replied the Cid, when he heard the decree.
The Cid then prepared a truly royal present and sent it to the king.
“I obey, O king,” replied the Cid, when he heard the decree.
- El or the. original name Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar. ?1043–99, Spanish soldier and hero of the wars against the Moors
- (in Britain) Criminal Investigation Department; the detective division of a police force
- cruel, inhumane, and degrading: denoting the brutal and demeaning treatment of prisoners
Word Origin and History for cid
1680s, from Spanish cid "chief, commander," from Arabic sayyid "lord." A title given in Spanish literature to Castilian nobleman and warlord Ruy Diaz, Count of Bivar (c.1040-1099).