What does raid mean?

Definitions for raidreɪd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word raid.

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"


  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

  4. Origin: [Icel. rei a riding, raid; akin to E. road. See Road a way.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Raid

    rād, n. a hostile or predatory invasion: a sudden onset: an irruption, as if for assault or seizure.—v.t. to make a sudden attack.—n. Raid′er, one who makes a raid.—Raid the market, to derange prices by a panic. [A.S. rád, a riding; Ice. reidh.]

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.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

Anagrams for raid »

  1. arid, Dari, riad

  2. riad

  3. Dari

  4. arid


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of raid in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of raid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Subhankar Goldar:

    We did not quite raid the place, but helped the girl escape and get to the police.

  2. Bob Alexander:

    He was on what is known as the Second Schweinfurt Raid where 600 planes were in the raid. Sixty were shot down. He never said anything special about it.

  3. Steph Sherer:

    We do have raid trainings, we do have tools that they can use to be safe if there is a federal raid and make sure that they get through that experience safely.

  4. The SEAL officer:

    About six weeks after the Bin Laden raid, I got a white envelope and in it was a thank-you note, unsigned. And in it was a piece of the fuselage of the blown-up Black Hawk in that courtyard. Sent to me by one of my friends.

  5. Jerrold Mundis:

    I am years gone from my family and miles away ... but they raid by telephone with jarring suddenness they have the cyclic constancy of a mortgage and they are inevitable and relentless, like the erosion of my remaining youth. Like certain frightening dreams, my family returns.

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