Definitions for raidreɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

raidreɪd(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.

    Category: Military

  3. an effort to lure away a competitor's employees, members, etc.

  4. a concerted attempt of speculators to force stock prices down.

    Category: Business

  5. (v.t.)to make a raid on.

  6. (v.i.)to engage in a raid.

Origin of raid:

1375–1425; ME (north and Scots) ra(i)de, OE rād expedition, lit., a riding; doublet of road

Princeton's WordNet

  1. foray, raid, maraud(noun)

    a sudden short attack

  2. raid(verb)

    an attempt by speculators to defraud investors

  3. raid, bust(verb)

    search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on

    "The police raided the crack house"

  4. foray into, raid(verb)

    enter someone else's territory and take spoils

    "The pirates raided the coastal villages regularly"

  5. raid(verb)

    take over (a company) by buying a controlling interest of its stock

    "T. Boone Pickens raided many large companies"

  6. raid(verb)

    search for something needed or desired

    "Our babysitter raided our refrigerator"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. raid(noun)ɪd

    a sudden military attack

    night raids

  2. raidɪd

    an occasion when police enter a place by force to find sth

    five suspects arrested in a drug raid

  3. raidɪd

    a sudden attack on a place in which thieves steal

    a bank raid

  4. raid(verb)ɪd

    (of police) to enter a place by force to find sth

    Special agents raided the building.

  5. raidɪd

    to steal from a place

    Thieves raided the cash register.; Who raided the cookie jar?

Wiktionary

  1. raid(Noun)

    A hostile or predatory incursion; an inroad or incursion of mounted men; a sudden and rapid invasion by a cavalry force; a foray.

  2. raid(Noun)

    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.

  3. raid(Noun)

    A large group in a massively multiplayer online game, consisting of multiple parties who team up to defeat a powerful enemy.

  4. raid(Noun)

    An attacking movement.

  5. raid(Verb)

    To engage in a raid.

  6. raid(Verb)

    To steal from; pillage

  7. raid(Verb)

    To lure from another; to entice away from

  8. raid(Verb)

    To indulge oneself by taking from

  9. Origin: From raid (obsolete after Middle English but revived in the 19th-century by Walter Scott), from rad ( > English road).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Raid(noun)

    a hostile or predatory incursion; an inroad or incursion of mounted men; a sudden and rapid invasion by a cavalry force; a foray

  2. Raid(noun)

    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

  3. Raid(verb)

    to make a raid upon or into; as, two regiments raided the border counties

Freebase

  1. RAID

    RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disk drive components into a logical unit. Data is distributed across the drives in one of several ways called "RAID levels", depending on the level of redundancy and performance required. The term "RAID" was first defined by David Patterson, Garth A. Gibson, and Randy Katz at the University of California, Berkeley in 1987. Marketers representing industry RAID manufacturers later attempted to reinvent the term to describe a redundant array of independent disks as a means of disassociating a low-cost expectation from RAID technology. RAID is now used as an umbrella term for computer data storage schemes that can divide and replicate data among multiple physical drives: RAID is an example of storage virtualization and the array can be accessed by the operating system as one single drive. The different schemes or architectures are named by the word RAID followed by a number. Each scheme provides a different balance between the key goals: reliability and availability, performance and capacity. RAID levels greater than RAID 0 provide protection against unrecoverable read errors, as well as whole disk failure.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. raid

    An operation to temporarily seize an area in order to secure information, confuse an adversary, capture personnel or equipment, or to destroy a capability. It ends with a planned withdrawal upon completion of the assigned mission.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'raid' in Nouns Frequency: #1773


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

raid(verb)

to make a raid on

The police raided the gambling club.

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