from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Cid, the Originally Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar. 1043?-1099. Spanish soldier and national hero whose military exploits, including the capture of Valencia (1094), are recounted in several literary works, most notably the epic The Song of the Cid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A chief; a commander: a title applied in Spanish literature to Ruy or Roderigo Diaz, count of Bivar, a dauntless champion of the Christian religion and of the old Spanish monarchy against the Moors in the eleventh century.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the United States Army's principal law enforcement agency responsible for the conduct of criminal investigations for all levels of the Army anywhere in the world


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