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Cid \Cid\, n. [Sp., fr. Ar. seid lord.]

  1. Chief or commander; in Spanish literature, a title of Ruy Diaz, Count of Bivar, a champion of Christianity and of the old Spanish royalty, in the 11th century.

  2. An epic poem, which celebrates the exploits of the Spanish national hero, Ruy Diaz.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

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).


n. 1 caller identification; a feature that identifies the phone number of the caller. 2 (context British English)


Cid may refer to:

  • cid, cubic inch: Displacement unit for internal combustion engines.
  • Cid (Final Fantasy), a series of fictional characters in the Final Fantasy series of computer role-playing games
  • Cid Corman, a poet
  • El Cid, an 11th-century Castilian nobleman
  • Gérald Cid, a footballer
  • Cid, a slang term for Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)
  • Content-ID, a URI scheme (cid:) that allows the use of MIME within email
CID (Indian TV series)

'CID ' is an Indian detective television anthology series about India's Crime Investigation Department, created by B. P. Singh for Sony Entertainment Television India and Sony Entertainment Television Asia. The series stars Shivaji Satam as ACP, Aditya Srivastava and Dayanand Shetty as Senior Inspectors. The location of the series is set in Mumbai, India. Following a pilot episode on 29 April 1997, the series premiered on 21 January 1998 and is the longest running television series in India, having completed nineteen years in 2016. The show airs two days a week, Saturday and Sunday nights. The series aired its 1000th episode on Friday, 27 September 2013.

CID (airport)

Usage examples of "cid".

He gained speed again, leading a convoy of two jeeps, two CID sedans, a carry-all truck of spare parts and a covered truck bearing Jaworski and the sphere of steel and high explosive that was the implosive shell of the bomb.

As the convoy wound around and stopped at the tower base, CID officers jumped from the two security sedans and formed a skirmish line, pointing submachine-guns at cactus and rabbitbrush.

I told her to announce on the intercom that all students should go to fourth-period classrooms and remain there until further notice, and told her which teachers would have to wait in the lounge for the CID.

One of the Cids opened the door and yet another knelt beside the tub, drawing a bath, smiling Cid's composed smile.

Así como en los juegos de azar las cifras pares y las cifras impares tienden al equilibrio, así también se anulan y se corrigen el ingenio y la estolidez, y acaso el rústico poema del Cid es el contrapeso exigido por un solo epíteto de las Églogas o por una sentencia de Heráclito.

Rafael Leoncio Amadori had been raised in Burgos, the one-time capital of the kingdom of Castile and the burial place of the legendary hero El Cid.

Back in Buxton, CID officers were interviewing Alison Carter's classmates, while the dale that surrounded Scardale village and shared its name was being combed by thirty police officers and the same number of local volunteers.

He's volunteered to take care of the CID office in Buxton, but I need a man here on the ground.

The general feels that the best use of his attention involves more of a hands-on focus with CID, so, other than the time-honored passing of canapés, that's where I'm likely to be spending most of my time.

He proposed a call to the Fort Dix CID to try to get more details from the discharged loony, then a three-man canvassing of downtown doctor's offices, concentrating on the area around the Havana Hotel, where Dulange coupled with Betty.

That there was a Cid, as well as a Bernardo del Carpio, there can be no doubt.

Robert Anderson, assistant Metropolitan Police commissioner in charge of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), and CID assistant chief constable Melville Leslie MacNaghten said that it was obviously the work of a sex maniac.

Frank, a wiry white-haired man retired from the army's CID, was hunched over the comparison microscope.

CID in Perth will be getting their official copies of the autopsy report tomorrow, and I'm sending a courtesy copy to your Inspector McLeod.

Lusitania had a Viriatus, Rome a Caesar, Carthage a Hannibal, Greece an Alexander, Castile a Count Fernan Gonzalez, Valencia a Cid, Andalusia a Gonzalo Fernandez, Estremadura a Diego Garcia de Paredes, Jerez a Garci Perez de Vargas, Toledo a Garcilaso, Seville a Don Manuel de Leon, to read of whose valiant deeds will entertain and instruct the loftiest minds and fill them with delight and wonder.