[ sid; Spanish theed ]
/ sɪd; Spanish θid /


The,El Cid CampeadorRodrigo Díaz de Bivar, c1040–99, Spanish soldier: hero of the wars against the Moors.
(italics) Le. Le Cid.

Le Cid

[ French luh seed ]
/ French lə ˈsid /


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.


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British Dictionary definitions for cid


/ (sɪd, Spanish θið) /


El or the. original name Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar. ?1043–99, Spanish soldier and hero of the wars against the Moors


abbreviation for

(in Britain) Criminal Investigation Department; the detective division of a police force
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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