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ma·raud

 (mə-rôd′)
v. ma·raud·ed, ma·raud·ing, ma·rauds
v.intr.
To rove and raid in search of plunder.
v.tr.
To raid or pillage for spoils.

[French marauder, from maraud, tomcat, vagabond.]

ma·raud′er n.

maraud

(məˈrɔːd)
vb
to wander or raid in search of plunder
n
an archaic word for foray
[C18: from French marauder to prowl, from maraud vagabond]
maˈrauder n

ma•raud

(məˈrɔd)
v.i.
1. to rove in quest of plunder; raid for booty.
v.t.
2. to raid; plunder.
[1705–15; < French marauder, derivative of maraud rogue, vagabond]
ma•raud′er, n.

maraud


Past participle: marauded
Gerund: marauding

Imperative
maraud
maraud
Present
I maraud
you maraud
he/she/it marauds
we maraud
you maraud
they maraud
Preterite
I marauded
you marauded
he/she/it marauded
we marauded
you marauded
they marauded
Present Continuous
I am marauding
you are marauding
he/she/it is marauding
we are marauding
you are marauding
they are marauding
Present Perfect
I have marauded
you have marauded
he/she/it has marauded
we have marauded
you have marauded
they have marauded
Past Continuous
I was marauding
you were marauding
he/she/it was marauding
we were marauding
you were marauding
they were marauding
Past Perfect
I had marauded
you had marauded
he/she/it had marauded
we had marauded
you had marauded
they had marauded
Future
I will maraud
you will maraud
he/she/it will maraud
we will maraud
you will maraud
they will maraud
Future Perfect
I will have marauded
you will have marauded
he/she/it will have marauded
we will have marauded
you will have marauded
they will have marauded
Future Continuous
I will be marauding
you will be marauding
he/she/it will be marauding
we will be marauding
you will be marauding
they will be marauding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been marauding
you have been marauding
he/she/it has been marauding
we have been marauding
you have been marauding
they have been marauding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been marauding
you will have been marauding
he/she/it will have been marauding
we will have been marauding
you will have been marauding
they will have been marauding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been marauding
you had been marauding
he/she/it had been marauding
we had been marauding
you had been marauding
they had been marauding
Conditional
I would maraud
you would maraud
he/she/it would maraud
we would maraud
you would maraud
they would maraud
Past Conditional
I would have marauded
you would have marauded
he/she/it would have marauded
we would have marauded
you would have marauded
they would have marauded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.maraud - a sudden short attackmaraud - 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
Verb1.maraud - raid and rove in search of bootymaraud - raid and rove in search of booty; "marauding rebels overran the countryside"
foray into, raid - enter someone else's territory and take spoils; "The pirates raided the coastal villages regularly"

maraud

verb raid, loot, plunder, ransack, sack, harry, ravage, foray, forage, pillage, despoil, reive (dialect) Mobs marauded around the city.

maraud

verb
To make a surprise attack on:
Translations

maraud

[məˈrɔːd] VImerodear

maraud

viplündern; they went marauding about the countrysidesie zogen plündernd durch die Lande
vtplündern

maraud

[məˈrɔːd] vidarsi al saccheggio
References in classic literature ?
Captain Bonneville, whose own horses remained safe at their pickets, watched in momentary expectation of an outbreak of warriors, Pierced-nose and Flathead, in furious pursuit of the marauders; but no such thing -- they contented themselves with searching diligently over hill and dale, to glean up such horses as had escaped the hands of the marauders, and then resigned themselves to their loss with the most exemplary quiescence.
For this purpose, he advised that a war party should be immediately sent off on the trail of the marauders, to follow them, if necessary, into the very heart of the Blackfoot country, and not to leave them until they had taken signal vengeance.
Twice the marauders even attack our headquarters, and the commander in chief has to ask for a battalion to disperse them.
With him came his horde of renegade Arabs, outlawed marauders, these, and equally degraded blacks, garnered from the more debased and ignorant tribes of savage cannibals through whose countries the raider passed to and fro with perfect impunity.
The Arabs outnumbered the Waziri; their bullets penetrated the shrubbery and found marks that the Arab riflemen had not even seen; and then Achmet Zek circled inward a half mile above the bungalow, tore down a section of the fence, and led his marauders within the grounds.
I was stolen in the night from my father's DOUAR by a band of marauders.
The stratagem was good while it was unsuspected, but after that the marauders simply gave the sagacious United States mail an emetic and sat down to wait.
For a long, hot, gaunt month he and his little troop had scoured the places of the desert waste in search of a band of marauders to the sin-stained account of which were charged innumerable thefts of camels, horses, and goats, as well as murders enough to have sent the whole unsavory gang to the guillotine several times over.
In the ensuing battle he had lost two of his own men, but the punishment inflicted upon the marauders had been severe almost to extinction.
White Fang was to her a wolf, the hereditary marauder who had preyed upon her flocks from the time sheep were first herded and guarded by some dim ancestor of hers.
She had been out-manoeuvred and out- run, to say nothing of her having been unceremoniously tumbled in the gravel, and her arrival was like that of a tornado--made up of offended dignity, justifiable wrath, and instinctive hatred for this marauder from the Wild.
Some portions of it along the rivers may partially be subdued by agriculture, others may form vast pastoral tracts, like those of the East; but it is to be feared that a great part of it will form a lawless interval between the abodes of civilized man, like the wastes of the ocean or the deserts of Arabia; and, like them, be subject to the depredations of the marauder.