Definitions for raidreɪd
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a sudden assault or attack, as upon something to be seized or suppressed:
a police raid on a narcotics ring.
a sudden attack on an enemy, as by air or by a small land force.
an effort to lure away a competitor's employees, members, etc.
a concerted attempt of speculators to force stock prices down.
(v.t.)to make a raid on.
(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
foray, raid, maraud(noun)
a sudden short attack
an attempt by speculators to defraud investors
search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on
"The police raided the crack house"
foray into, raid(verb)
enter someone else's territory and take spoils
"The pirates raided the coastal villages regularly"
take over (a company) by buying a controlling interest of its stock
"T. Boone Pickens raided many large companies"
search for something needed or desired
"Our babysitter raided our refrigerator"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a sudden military attack
an occasion when police enter a place by force to find sth
five suspects arrested in a drug raid
a sudden attack on a place in which thieves steal
a bank raid
(of police) to enter a place by force to find sth
Special agents raided the building.
to steal from a place
Thieves raided the cash register.; Who raided the cookie jar?
A hostile or predatory incursion; an inroad or incursion of mounted men; a sudden and rapid invasion by a cavalry force; a foray.
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.
A large group in a massively multiplayer online game, consisting of multiple parties who team up to defeat a powerful enemy.
An attacking movement.
To engage in a raid.
To steal from; pillage
To lure from another; to entice away from
To indulge oneself by taking from
Origin: From raid (obsolete after Middle English but revived in the 19th-century by Walter Scott), from rad ( > English road).
a hostile or predatory incursion; an inroad or incursion of mounted men; a sudden and rapid invasion by a cavalry force; a foray
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
to make a raid upon or into; as, two regiments raided the border counties
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
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.
Translations for raid
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to make a raid on
The police raided the gambling club.
- klopjag doenAfrikaans
- يقومُ بِغارَةٍ، يُداهِمArabic
- tomar de assaltoPortuguese (BR)
- eine Razzia machenGerman
- foretage et raid; foretage en razziaDanish
- κάνω επιδρομή, εισβάλλωGreek
- hacer una redada; atacar por sorpresaSpanish
- haarangut tegemaEstonian
- یورش بردن؛ ریختن به محل خاصFarsi
- faire une descente dansFrench
- छापा मारनाHindi
- izvršiti racijuCroatian
- gera innrás/rassíuIcelandic
- (fare un'incursione in)Italian
- surengti reidą įLithuanian
- iebrukt; uzbruktLatvian
- aanvallen, overvallenDutch
- gjøre en rassiaNorwegian
- zrobić najazd/obławę/nalot naPolish
- یورش بردن؛ ریختن به محل خاصPersian
- يرغل كول، تاړاكول، تاخت او تاز كولPashto
- a face o razie/o descindereRomanian
- совершать налёт, облавуRussian
- napraviti racijoSlovenian
- izvršiti racijuSerbian
- göra en räd (razzia)Swedish
- baskın yapmakTurkish
- 襲擊Chinese (Trad.)
- робити наліт, облавуUkrainian
- چھاپہ مارناUrdu
- đột kíchVietnamese
- 袭击Chinese (Simp.)
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