marauding


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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.

marauding

(məˈrɔːdɪŋ)
adj
wandering or raiding in search of plunder or victims
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.marauding - characterized by plundering or pillaging or maraudingmarauding - characterized by plundering or pillaging or marauding; "bands of marauding Indians"; "predatory warfare"; "a raiding party"
offensive - for the purpose of attack rather than defense; "offensive weapons"

marauding

adjective predatory, looting, pillaging, thieving, rapacious, piratical, freebooting marauding gangs of armed men
Translations

marauding

[məˈrɔːdɪŋ]
A. ADJmerodeador, intruso
B. Nmerodeo m

marauding

adjplündernd; the deer fled from the marauding wolfdas Reh floh vor dem Beute suchenden Wolf

marauding

[məˈrɔːdɪŋ] adjche si dà al saccheggio
References in classic literature ?
Every now and then they fall into the hands of marauding bands and get robbed.
And now rises a cry that a pack of wolves have seized a young calf in the pasture; and every man snatches up his gun or pike and runs in chase of the marauding beasts.
The adjutant told them that the affair was likely to take a very bad turn: that a court-martial had been appointed, and that in view of the severity with which marauding and insubordination were now regarded, degradation to the ranks would be the best that could be hoped for.
"Sell!" cried Musqueton, about whom there was a remnant of his ancient marauding character left.
On this piece of carpeting Aunt Chloe took her stand, as being decidedly in the upper walks of life; and it and the bed by which it lay, and the whole corner, in fact, were treated with distinguished consideration, and made, so far as possible, sacred from the marauding inroads and desecrations of little folks.
The rest of Prince John's retinue consisted of the favourite leaders of his mercenary troops, some marauding barons and profligate attendants upon the court, with several Knights Templars and Knights of St John.
As they were sixteen in number, and well supplied with weapons and ammunition, they trusted to be able to give any marauding party a warm reception.
An ingenious criminal who covers his secret thieving with a pretence of open marauding.
But every man who has formed one of the innumerable army of travellers has seen these marauding irregulars hanging on, like Nym and Pistol, to the main force, wearing the king's colours and boasting of his commission, but pillaging for themselves, and occasionally gibbeted by the roadside.
MARAUDING seagulls attacked a girl of two just days after they killed her family's dog.
'As we speak now, eight schools have been confirmed closed down due to marauding elephants in Masimba and lack of pupils.
A veteran sheriff must assemble a rag-tag posse to protect his small town from a marauding band of vile outlaws.