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1. (Biography) a variant spelling of Dias
2. (Biography) Cameron. born 1972, US film actress; films include The Mask (1994), There's Something About Mary (1998), and Gangs of New York (2003)
3. (Biography) (José de la Cruz) Porfirio (pɔrˈfirjo). 1830– 1915, Mexican general and statesman; president of Mexico (1877–80; 1884–1911)
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(ˈdi ɑs)

(José de la Cruz) Porfirio, 1830–1915, president of Mexico 1877–80, 1884–1911.
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Noun1.Diaz - Portuguese explorer who in 1488 was the first European to get round the Cape of Good Hope (thus establishing a sea route from the Atlantic to Asia) (1450-1500)
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The day he first drifted into their crowded, busy rooms, they all suspected him of being a spy--one of the bought tools of the Diaz secret service.
He was unrecognizable, something quite beyond the ken of honest, ordinary revolutionists whose fiercest hatred for Diaz and his tyranny after all was only that of honest and ordinary patriots.
"I wonder if it is the cursed gold of Diaz?" said Vera to the comrades.
I am not afraid of Diaz and all his killers; but this boy, of him am I afraid.
"Diaz has more to fear from this youth than from any man.
Besides, this idea of Jonah's weathering the Cape of Good Hope at so early a day would wrest the honor of the discovery of that great headland from Bartholomew Diaz, its reputed discoverer, and so make modern history a liar.
He used to say the Cid Ruy Diaz was a very good knight, but that he was not to be compared with the Knight of the Burning Sword who with one back-stroke cut in half two fierce and monstrous giants.
Toward the end of the fifteenth century the Portuguese sailor, Vasco da Gama, finishing the work of Diaz, discovered the sea route to India around the Cape of Good Hope.
Khan gained a reward for a powerful right to Diaz's head in the sevennth when a cut opened above the 33 yearold's right eye.
Global law firm Diaz Reus and Targ has announced the opening of offices in Iraq, further expanding its presence in the Middle East.
In that light, President Barack Obama's May 27 appointment of Cuban-American theologian Miguel Diaz as ambassador to the Holy See is especially intriguing, because Diaz embodies two currents in American Catholicism heretofore not terribly visible in the Eternal City: its burgeoning Hispanic wing, and its center-left theological guild.