marauder


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.marauder - someone who attacks in search of bootymarauder - someone who attacks in search of booty
aggressor, assailant, assaulter, attacker - someone who attacks
moss-trooper - a marauder and plunderer (originally operating in the bogs between England and Scotland)

marauder

noun raider, outlaw, bandit, pirate, robber, ravager, plunderer, pillager, buccaneer, brigand, corsair, sea wolf, freebooter, reiver (dialect) They were raided by roaming bands of marauders.
Translations

marauder

[məˈrɔːdəʳ] Nmerodeador(a) m/f, intruso/a m/f

marauder

[məˈrɔːdər] nmaraudeur/euse m/f

marauder

nPlünderer m, → Plünderin f; (= animal)Räuber m

marauder

[məˈrɔːdəʳ] npredone m, saccheggiatore/trice, predatore/trice
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.