alcaide

or al·cay·de

[ al-kahy-dee; Spanish ahl-kahy-th e ]
/ ælˈkaɪ di; Spanish ɑlˈkaɪ ðɛ /
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noun, plural al·cai·des [al-kahy-deez; Spanish ahl-kahy-th es] /ælˈkaɪ diz; Spanish ɑlˈkaɪ ðɛs/. (in Spain, Portugal, Southwestern U.S., etc.)

a commander of a fortress.
a jailer; the warden of a prison.

Nearby words

  1. albéniz, isaac,
  2. alc.,
  3. alcaeus,
  4. alcahest,
  5. alcaic,
  6. alcaids,
  7. alcalde,
  8. alcaligenes,
  9. alcalá de henares,
  10. alcamo

Origin of alcaide

1495–1505; < Spanish < Arabic al-qā'id the leader

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British Dictionary definitions for alcaide

alcaide

/ (ælˈkeɪd, Spanish alˈkaɪðe) /

noun (in Spain and Spanish America)

the commander of a fortress or castle
the governor of a prison

Word Origin for alcaide

C16: from Spanish, from Arabic al-qā'id the captain, commander, from qād to give orders

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