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raid

 (rād)
n.
1. A surprise attack by a small armed force.
2. A sudden forcible entry into a place by police: a raid on a gambling den.
3. An entrance into another's territory for the purpose of seizing goods or valuables.
4. A predatory operation mounted against a competitor, especially an attempt to lure away the personnel or membership of a competing organization.
5. An attempt to seize control of a company, as by acquiring a majority of its stock.
6. An attempt by speculators to drive stock prices down by coordinated selling.
v. raid·ed, raid·ing, raids
v.tr.
To make a raid on.
v.intr.
To conduct a raid or participate in one.

[Scots, raid on horseback, from Middle English rade, from Old English rād, a riding, road; see reidh- in Indo-European roots.]

raid′er n.
Word History: Raid and road both descend from the Old English word rād, which meant primarily "the act of riding" but could also be used specifically to describe an act of riding with hostile intent—that is, a raid. The ai in raid represents the standard development of the Old English vowel ā in Scots and the dialects of northern England, while the oa in road represents the standard development of Old English ā in the dialects of southern England. In the dialects of southern England, road retained its earlier senses of "journey on horseback" and "hostile foray" until the mid-1600s, when the modern sense "public way" became the most common meaning of the word. Later, Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) helped popularize the northern form of the word, raid, through his collections of Scots ballads and his other writings. In the meaning "a military expedition on horseback," raid became part of the general vocabulary of English outside of Scotland and northern England. A trace of the earlier meaning of road, "foray, raid," can still be detected in the compound inroad, literally "a riding or advance into."

raid

(reɪd)
n
1. a sudden surprise attack: an air raid.
2. a surprise visit by police searching for criminals or illicit goods: a fraud-squad raid.
vb
3. to make a raid against (a person, thing, etc)
4. to sneak into (a place) in order to take something, steal, etc: raiding the larder.
[C15: Scottish dialect, from Old English rād military expedition; see road]
ˈraider n

raid

(reɪd)

n.
1. a sudden assault or attack, as upon something to be seized or suppressed: a police raid on a narcotics ring.
2. a sudden attack on an enemy, as by air or by a small land force.
3. an effort to lure away a competitor's employees, members, etc.
4. a concerted attempt of speculators to force stock prices down.
v.t.
5. to make a raid on.
v.i.
6. to engage in a raid.
[1375–1425; Middle English (north and Scots) ra(i)de, Old English rād expedition, literally, a riding; doublet of road]

raid

An operation, usually small scale, involving a swift penetration of hostile territory to secure information, confuse the enemy, or to destroy installations. It ends with a planned withdrawal upon completion of the assigned mission.

raid


Past participle: raided
Gerund: raiding

Imperative
raid
raid
Present
I raid
you raid
he/she/it raids
we raid
you raid
they raid
Preterite
I raided
you raided
he/she/it raided
we raided
you raided
they raided
Present Continuous
I am raiding
you are raiding
he/she/it is raiding
we are raiding
you are raiding
they are raiding
Present Perfect
I have raided
you have raided
he/she/it has raided
we have raided
you have raided
they have raided
Past Continuous
I was raiding
you were raiding
he/she/it was raiding
we were raiding
you were raiding
they were raiding
Past Perfect
I had raided
you had raided
he/she/it had raided
we had raided
you had raided
they had raided
Future
I will raid
you will raid
he/she/it will raid
we will raid
you will raid
they will raid
Future Perfect
I will have raided
you will have raided
he/she/it will have raided
we will have raided
you will have raided
they will have raided
Future Continuous
I will be raiding
you will be raiding
he/she/it will be raiding
we will be raiding
you will be raiding
they will be raiding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been raiding
you have been raiding
he/she/it has been raiding
we have been raiding
you have been raiding
they have been raiding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been raiding
you will have been raiding
he/she/it will have been raiding
we will have been raiding
you will have been raiding
they will have been raiding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been raiding
you had been raiding
he/she/it had been raiding
we had been raiding
you had been raiding
they had been raiding
Conditional
I would raid
you would raid
he/she/it would raid
we would raid
you would raid
they would raid
Past Conditional
I would have raided
you would have raided
he/she/it would have raided
we would have raided
you would have raided
they would have raided
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.raid - a sudden short attackraid - a sudden short attack    
air attack, air raid - an attack by armed planes on a surface target
penetration, incursion - an attack that penetrates into enemy territory
swoop - a very rapid raid
2.raid - an attempt by speculators to defraud investors
embezzlement, misappropriation, peculation, misapplication, defalcation - the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else
Verb1.raid - search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on; "The police raided the crack house"
attack, assail - launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with; "Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II"; "Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week"
2.raid - enter someone else's territory and take spoils; "The pirates raided the coastal villages regularly"
encroach upon, intrude on, obtrude upon, invade - to intrude upon, infringe, encroach on, violate; "This new colleague invades my territory"; "The neighbors intrude on your privacy"
maraud - raid and rove in search of booty; "marauding rebels overran the countryside"
3.raid - take over (a company) by buying a controlling interest of its stock; "T. Boone Pickens raided many large companies"
take over, usurp, arrogate, seize, assume - seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession; "He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town"; "he usurped my rights"; "She seized control of the throne after her husband died"
4.raid - search for something needed or desired; "Our babysitter raided our refrigerator"
search - subject to a search; "The police searched the suspect"; "We searched the whole house for the missing keys"

raid

verb
1. steal from, break into, loot, plunder, ransack, pillage, sack The guerrillas raided banks and destroyed a police barracks.
2. attack, invade, assault, rifle, forage (Military), fall upon, swoop down upon, reive (dialect) 8th century Vikings set off to raid the coasts of Europe.
3. make a search of, search, bust (informal), descend on, make a raid on, make a swoop on Fraud squad officers raided the firm's offices.
noun
1. attack, invasion, seizure, onset, foray, sortie, incursion, surprise attack, hit-and-run attack, sally, inroad, irruption The rebels attempted a surprise raid on a military camp.
2. bust (informal), swoop, descent, surprise search a raid on a house by thirty armed police
3. sacking, break-in, robbery, looting, burglary, ransacking, pillaging, smash-and-grab (informal) He carried out a series of bank raids.

raid

noun
An act of invading, especially by military forces:
verb
1. To make a surprise attack on:
2. To enter so as to attack, plunder, destroy, or conquer:
Translations
غَارَةهَجوم سَريع ومُفاجِئيَشِنُّ غارَةًيَغْزويقومُ بِغارَةٍ، يُداهِم
náletpřepadpřepadnoutútokvyloupit
raidrazziaforetage en razziaforetage et raidforetage et raid mod
hyökätä yllättäenyllätyshyökkäys
napasti iznenadaprepad
rajtaütrajtaütés
gera innrás/rassíurassíataka úr, ræna
襲撃襲撃する
급습급습하다
antpuolio dalyvisreidasreido dalyvissurengti reidą į
iebruktizkratītpārmeklētuzbruktuzbrukums
vyrabovať
napadracija
göra en rädräd
การจู่โจมจู่โจม
cuộc đột kíchtấn công bất ngờ

raid

[reɪd]
A. N
1. (into territory, across border) → incursión f (into en) (on specific target) → asalto m (on a) to carry out or make a raid on sthasaltar algo
2. (by air) → ataque m (aéreo) (on contra) → bombardeo m (on de) only five aircraft returned from the raidsolamente cinco aviones regresaron después del ataque or bombardeo
see also air D
3. (by police) → redada f
a police raiduna redada policial
see also dawn, drug C
4. (Brit) (by criminals) → asalto m (on a) a bank raidun asalto a un banco
there was a raid on the jeweller's last nightanoche fue asaltada la joyería
see also ram, smash-and-grab raid
B. VT
1. (by land) [+ village] → asaltar; [+ territory] → invadir, hacer una incursión en
2. (by air) → atacar, bombardear
3. [police] → llevar a cabo una redada en
4. (Brit) [criminals] [+ bank] → asaltar
5. (fig) (hum) shall we raid the larder?¿asaltamos la despensa?
the boys raided the orchardlos muchachos robaron en el huerto
C. VIhacer incursiones
they raided deep into enemy territoryhicieron incursiones bien adentrados en territorio enemigo

raid

[ˈreɪd]
n
(MILITARY)raid m
(by police)descente f
a police raid → une descente de police
(= robbery) → cambriolage m
a raid on sth [+ bank, house] → le cambriolage de qch; [+ vehicle] → l'attaque f de qch
bank raid → braquage m de banque
There was a bank raid near my house → Il y a eu un braquage de banque près de chez moi.
an armed raid → un braquage
vt
(MILITARY)faire un raid sur
[police] → faire une descente dans
The police raided a club in Soho → La police a fait une descente dans un club de Soho.
[+ bank] → faire un hold-up dans
to raid the fridge (humorous)dévaliser le frigo

raid

nÜberfall m; (Mil also) → Angriff m; (= air raid)Luftangriff m; (= police raid)Razzia f; (by thieves) → Einbruch m
vt
(lit)überfallen; (police) → eine Razzia durchführen in (+dat); (thieves) → einbrechen in (+acc)
(fig hum)plündern

raid

[reɪd]
1. n (Mil) → incursione f; (by police) → irruzione f; (by bandits) → razzia; (by criminals) → rapina
2. vt (see n) → fare un'incursione in; (XXX) → fare irruzione in; (XXX) → fare razzia in, rapinare
the boys raided the orchard → i ragazzi hanno saccheggiato il frutteto

raid

(reid) noun
a sudden, short and usually unexpected attack. The enemy made a raid on the docks; The police carried out a raid on the gambling den.
verb
1. to make a raid on. The police raided the gambling club.
2. to take things from. I'm hungry – let's raid the fridge.
ˈraider noun
The raiders burned down all the houses.

raid

غَارَة, يَغْزو nálet, vyplenit foretage et raid mod, raid Überfall, überfallen επιδρομή, κάνω επιδρομή asaltar, asalto hyökätä yllättäen, yllätyshyökkäys attaquer, raid napasti iznenada, prepad incursione, irrompere 襲撃, 襲撃する 급습, 급습하다 inval, overvallen plutselig angrep, raide najazd, najechać incursão, invadir налет, совершать налет göra en räd, räd การจู่โจม, จู่โจม baskın, baskın yapmak cuộc đột kích, tấn công bất ngờ 搜捕
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Here at "Papa" Hanson's (so they called the old man who kept the dive) he might rest at ease, for "Papa" Hanson was "square"--would stand by him so long as he paid, and gave him an hour's notice if there were to be a police raid.
But she stuck to her point until she wearied a confession out of him: he had been prowling about in disguise, stealing small valuables from private houses; in fact, he made a good deal of a raid on his fellow villagers a fortnight before, when he was supposed to be in St.
Her mother, Macropha, my wife, was of Swazi blood, and was brought to the king's kraal with other captives after a raid, and given to me as a wife by the king.
In other quarters it was said that Mariette had made such a raid on the market that the price of carp had risen.
The injuries to Dak Kova had delayed the march so greatly that it was decided to give up the expedition, which was a raid upon a small Thark community in retaliation for the destruction of the incubator, until after the great games, and the entire body of warriors, ten thousand in number, turned back toward Warhoon.
We returned through the forest, and completed our collection by a raid upon the cabbage-palms, that we gathered from the tops of the trees, little beans that I recognised as the "abrou" of the Malays, and yams of a superior quality.
She bore Nestor, Chromius, and Periclymenus, and she also bore that marvellously lovely woman Pero, who was wooed by all the country round; but Neleus would only give her to him who should raid the cattle of Iphicles from the grazing grounds of Phylace, and this was a hard task.
Let us make a foray upon the dominions of that noisy barbarian, a great raid from Finisterre to Hatteras, catching his fishermen unawares, baffling the fleets that trust to his power, and shooting sly arrows into the livers of men who court his good graces.
I assure you that I little thought when I left my professional chair in London that it was for the purpose of heading a raid of savages upon a colony of anthropoid apes.
It seems that William had secretly followed his two masters on the night when they made their raid upon Mr.
The strong-room, however, had been opened, and it is feared the raid on the chests of plate and other valuables may prove to have been only too successful, in view of the Easter exodus, which the thieves had evidently taken into account.
He made a raid on a neighboring baron and completed his outfit with the booty secured.