See also: RAID

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Scots raid (obsolete after Middle English but revived in the 19th-century by Walter Scott), from Old English rād ( > English road).

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raid (plural raids)

  1. A hostile or predatory incursion; an inroad or incursion of mounted men; a sudden and rapid invasion by a cavalry force; a foray.
    • Sir Walter Scott
      Marauding chief! his sole delight / The moonlight raid, the morning fight.
    • H. Spenser
      There are permanent conquests, temporary occupation, and occasional raids.
  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.
    • 2004 April 15, “Morning swoop in hunt for Jodi's killer”, The Scotsman:
      For Lothian and Borders Police, the early-morning raid had come at the end one of biggest investigations carried out by the force, which had originally presented a dossier of evidence on the murder of Jodi Jones to the Edinburgh procurator-fiscal, William Gallagher, on 25 November last year.
  3. (online gaming) A large group in a massively multiplayer online game, consisting of multiple parties who team up to defeat a powerful enemy.
  4. (sports) An attacking movement.
    • 2011 October 20, Jamie Lillywhite, “Tottenham 1 - 0 Rubin Kazan”, BBC Sport:
      The athletic Walker, one of Tottenham's more effective attacking elements with his raids from right-back, made a timely intervention after Rose had been dispossessed and even Aaron Lennon was needed to provide an interception in the danger zone to foil another attempt by the Russians.

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raid (third-person singular simple present raids, present participle raiding, simple past and past participle raided)

  1. To engage in a raid.
  2. To steal from; pillage
  3. To lure from another; to entice away from
  4. To indulge oneself by taking from

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English raid.

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raid m (plural raids)

  1. (military) raid

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English

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raid m (invariable)

  1. raid, incursion
  2. long-distance race or rally

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ScotsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From (a Northern form of) Old English rād (riding, road).

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NounEdit

raid (plural raids)

  1. raid
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