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Meaning of RAID

Pronunciation:  reyd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an attempt by speculators to defraud investors
  2. [n]  a sudden short attack
  3. [v]  search for something needed or desired; "Our babysitter raided our refrigerator"
  4. [v]  enter someone else's territory and take spoils; "The pirates raided the coastal villages regularly"
  5. [v]  take over (a company) by buying a controlling interest of its stock; "T. Boone Pickens raided many large companies"
  6. [v]  search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on; "The police raided the crack house"

RAID is a 4 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: bust, foray, foray into, maraud
 See Also: air attack, air raid, arrogate, assail, assume, attack, defalcation, embezzlement, encroach upon, incursion, intrude on, invade, maraud, misapplication, misappropriation, obtrude upon, peculation, penetration, search, seize, swoop, take over, usurp



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Raid\, n. [Icel. rei[eth] a riding, raid; akin to E. road.
    See {Road} a way.]
    1. A hostile or predatory incursion; an inroad or incursion
       of mounted men; a sudden and rapid invasion by a cavalry
       force; a foray.
             Marauding chief! his sole delight. The moonlight
             raid, the morning fight.              --Sir W.
             There are permanent conquests, temporary occupation,
             and occasional raids.                 --H. Spenser.
    Note: A Scottish word which came into common use in the
          United States during the Civil War, and was soon
          extended in its application.
    2. 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. [Colloq. U. S.]
  2. \Raid\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Raided}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To make a raid upon or into; as, two regiments raided the
    border counties.
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