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Cid

[sid; Spanish theed] /sɪd; Spanish θid/
noun
1.
The ("El Cid Campeador"; Rodrigo Díaz de Bivar) c1040–99, Spanish soldier: hero of the wars against the Moors.
2.
(italics) Le, Le Cid.

Le Cid

[French luh seed] /French lə ˈsid/
noun
1.
a drama (1636) by Corneille.

c.i.d.

or cid, CID

Automotive.
1.
cubic-inch displacement: the displacement of an engine measured in cubic inches:
My old car had a 302 c.i.d. engine.

C.I.D.

1.
Criminal Investigation Department of Scotland Yard.
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  • Charlemagne's sword "Joyeuse" was also buried with him, and "Tizo'na" was buried with the Cid.

  • None can tell the wrath of the Cid when his daughters came home.

  • Then my Cid sat down before the city for nine months, and in the tenth month Valencia surrendered.

    National Epics Kate Milner Rabb
  • The author of the "Cid" could not have said "Pierre Corneille" with more pride.

    Notre-Dame de Paris Victor Hugo
  • Leaping to the ground, I took the Cid's rein on my arm, and cried impatiently to the man to lead us down.

    A Gentleman of France Stanley Weyman
  • Just watch how the Cid will take the timber; he's glorious oyer a stump!

    Luttrell Of Arran Charles James Lever
  • The Cid himself forgot his own injunctions, and reproached his former standard-bearer, Pero Bermuez, for not taking up his cause.

British Dictionary definitions for Cid

Cid

/sɪd; Spanish θið/
noun
1.
El or the. original name Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar. ?1043–99, Spanish soldier and hero of the wars against the Moors

CID

abbreviation
1.
(in Britain) Criminal Investigation Department; the detective division of a police force
2.
cruel, inhumane, and degrading: denoting the brutal and demeaning treatment of prisoners
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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).

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