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Meaning of MARAUD

Pronunciation:  mu'rod

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a sudden short attack
  2. [v]  search for plunder
  3. [v]  raid and rove in search of booty; "marauding rebels overran the countryside"

MARAUD is a 6 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: foray, raid
 See Also: air attack, air raid, foray into, incursion, look for, penetration, raid, search, seek, swoop



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ma*raud"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Marauded}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Marauding}.] [F. marauder, fr. maraud vagabond, OF.
    marault; of uncertain origin, perh. for malault, fr.
    (assumed) LL. malaldus; fr. L. malus bad, ill + a suffix of
    German origin (cf. {Herald}). Cf. {Malice}.]
    To rove in quest of plunder; to make an excursion for booty;
    to plunder. ``Marauding hosts.'' --Milman.
  2. \Ma*raud"\, n.
    An excursion for plundering.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: depredate, despoil, fleece, forage, foray, freeboot, gut, harass, harry, loot, pillage, plunder, prey on, raid, ransack, ravage, raven, ravish, reive, rifle, sack, spoil, spoliate, sweep