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Noun, Verb (usu participle)


Noun raid has 2 senses

Verb raid has 4 senses


raidn. [Icel. rei a riding, raid; akin to E. road. See Road a way.].
  •  A hostile or predatory incursion; an inroad or incursion of mounted men; a sudden and rapid invasion by a cavalry force; a foray.  [1913 Webster]
    " A Scottish word which came into common use in the United States during the Civil War, and was soon extended in its application."  [1913 Webster]
    "Marauding chief! his sole delight
    The moonlight raid, the morning fight.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "There are permanent conquests, temporary occupations, and occasional raids."  [1913 Webster]
  •  An attack or invasion for the purpose of making arrests, seizing property, or plundering; as, a raid of the police upon a gambling house; a raid of contractors on the public treasury.  [1913 Webster]
raidv. t. 
     To make a raid upon or into; as, two regiments raided the border counties.  [1913 Webster]


raid, n. & v.
1 a rapid surprise attack, esp.: a by troops, aircraft, etc. in warfare. b to commit a crime or do harm.
2 a surprise attack by police etc. to arrest suspected persons or seize illicit goods.
3 Stock Exch. an attempt to lower prices by the concerted selling of shares.
4 (foll. by on, upon) a forceful or insistent attempt to make a person or thing provide something.
1 make a raid on (a person, place, or thing).
2 plunder, deplete .

raider n.
ME, Sc. form of OE rad ROAD(1)



air attack, air raid, air strike, assault, attack, banditry, bear raid, blitz, board, boarding, brigandage, brigandism, bull raid, bust, corner, corner in, depredate, depredation, descend upon, despoil, despoiling, despoilment, despoliation, devastate, direption, escalade, expedition, fire raid, fleece, forage, foraging, foray, freeboot, freebooting, gut, harass, harry, incursion, inroad, inundate, invade, invasion, irruption, loot, looting, make a raid, make an inroad, manipulation, maraud, marauding, monopoly, onset, onslaught, overrun, overswarm, overwhelm, pillage, pillaging, plunder, plundering, pounce upon, prey on, raiding, ransack, ransacking, rape, rapine, ravage, ravagement, ravaging, raven, ravish, ravishment, razzia, reive, reiving, rifle, rifling, rigging, rob, sack, sacking, sally, saturation raid, scale, scale the walls, scaling, set upon, shuttle raid, sortie, spoil, spoiling, spoliate, spoliation, storm, strip, surprise attack, sweep, swoop down on, swoop down upon, take by storm, wash sale, washing, waste




N attack, assault, assault and battery, onset, onslaught, charge, aggression, offense, incursion, inroad, invasion, irruption, outbreak, estrapade, ruade, coupe de main, sally, sortie, camisade, raid, foray, run at, run against, dead set at, storm, storming, boarding, escalade, siege, investment, obsession, bombardment, cannonade, fire, volley, platoon fire, file fire, fusillade, sharpshooting, broadside, raking fire, cross fire, volley of grapeshot, whiff of the grape, feu d'enfer, cut, thrust, lunge, pass, passado, carte and tierce, home thrust, coupe de bec, kick, punch, battue, razzia, Jacquerie, dragonnade, devastation, eboulement, assailant, aggressor, invader, base of operations, point of attack, echelon, attacking, aggressive, offensive, obsidional, up in arms, on the offensive, Int, up and at them!, the din of arms, the yell of savage rage, the shriek of agony, the groan of death, their fatal hands no second stroke intend, thirst for glory quells the love of life.


N stealing, theft, thievery, latrociny, direption, abstraction, appropriation, plagiary, plagiarism, autoplagiarism, latrocinium, spoliation, plunder, pillage, sack, sackage, rapine, brigandage, foray, razzia, rape, depredation, raid, blackmail, piracy, privateering, buccaneering, license to plunder, letters of marque, letters of mark and reprisal, filibustering, filibusterism, burglary, housebreaking, badger game, robbery, highway robbery, hold-up, mugging, peculation, embezzlement, fraud, larceny, petty larceny, grand larceny, shoplifting, thievishness, rapacity, kleptomania, Alsatia, den of Cacus, den of thieves, blackmail, extortion, shakedown, Black Hand, thief, thieving, thievish, light-fingered, furacious, furtive, piratical, predaceous, predal, predatory, predatorial, raptorial, stolen, sic vos non vobis.

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