- Ga·ius [gey-uh s] /ˈgeɪ əs/(or Ca·ius) [key-uh s] /ˈkeɪ əs/Julius,c100–44 b.c., Roman general, statesman, and historian.
- Sidney,Sid, 1922–2014, U.S. comedian.
- a title of the Roman emperors from Augustus to Hadrian, and later of the heirs presumptive.
- any emperor.
- a tyrant or dictator.
- any temporal ruler, in contrast with God; the civil authority. Matt. 22:21.
- a male given name: from a Roman family name.
Examples from the Web for sid
Contemporary Examples of sid
Sid Vicious is stomping all over Steve Jones, about to smash in his guitar (again).‘All Good Cretins Go to Heaven’: Dee Dee Ramone’s Twisted Punk Paintings
December 15, 2014
As his “doors of perception” were being blown wide open, he found Sid Vicious and the Sex Pistols.The Buddhist Punk Reforming Drug Rehab
June 16, 2014
Sid Abel was playing then, and he said: 'Any time you see that net, drill it.'Gordie Howe Hockey’s Greatest War Horse
May 31, 2014
General Sarnoff, the chairman of the board of RCA; Pat Weaver, the president of NBC; Max Liebman and Sid.
I felt lucky to be making $50 a week, which is what Sid was paying me.
Historical Examples of sid
"You know—Sid—he could swim perfectly," she said persuasively.The Slave Of The Lamp
Henry Seton Merriman
An' I've got Mr. Sid's rifle, an' Mr. Jack is tellin' of me how!Southern Lights and Shadows
"In that case he must be in league with Sid Merrick," came from Sam.The Rover Boys on Treasure Isle
Edward Stratemeyer (AKA Arthur M. Winfield)
Then he, John Fletcher, would show that Sid where he got off at.
Heads, Sid joined them; tails, he should be Louise's sole escort.
- Gaius Julius (ˈɡaɪəs ˈdʒuːlɪəs). 100–44 bc, Roman general, statesman, and historian. He formed the first triumvirate with Pompey and Crassus (60), conquered Gaul (58–50), invaded Britain (55–54), mastered Italy (49), and defeated Pompey (46). As dictator of the Roman Empire (49–44) he destroyed the power of the corrupt Roman nobility. He also introduced the Julian calendar and planned further reforms, but fear of his sovereign power led to his assassination (44) by conspirators led by Marcus Brutus and Cassius Longinus
- any Roman emperor
- (sometimes not capital) any emperor, autocrat, dictator, or other powerful ruler
- a title of the Roman emperors from Augustus to Hadrian
- (in the Roman Empire)
- a title borne by the imperial heir from the reign of Hadrian
- the heir, deputy, and subordinate ruler to either of the two emperors under Diocletian's system of government
- short for Caesar salad
Word Origin and History for sid
c.1200, see caesarian; Old English had casere, which would have yielded modern *coser, but it was replaced in Middle English by keiser, from Norse or Low German, and later in Middle English by the French or Latin form of the name. Cæsar was used as a title of emperors down to Hadrian (138 C.E.), and also is the root of German Kaiser and Russian tsar (see czar). He competes as progenitor of words for "king" with Charlemagne (Latin Carolus), as in Lithuanian karalius, Polish krol. In U.S. slang c.1900, a sheriff was Great Seizer.