Definitions for raiderˈreɪ dər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

raid•erˈreɪ dər(n.)

  1. one that raids.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. a commando, ranger, etc., trained to participate in military raids. a light, fast warship, aircraft, etc., used in raids.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Military

  3. Category: Common Vocabulary, Business

    Ref: corporate raider.

Origin of raider:

1860–65

Princeton's WordNet

  1. plunderer, pillager, looter, spoiler, despoiler, raider, freebooter(noun)

    someone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war)

  2. raider(noun)

    a corporate investor who intends to take over a company by buying a controlling interest in its stock and installing new management

Wiktionary

  1. raider(Noun)

    One who engages in a raid; a plunderer.

  2. raider(Noun)

    A person who takes control of a firm by purchasing a controlling interest of stock.

  3. raider(Noun)

    A special forces operative; a commando.

  4. raider(Noun)

    A warship which is light, maneuverable, and fast-moving.

  5. raider(Noun)

    A person who uncovers evidence of improper behavior within governmental or private organizations.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Raider(noun)

    one who engages in a raid

Freebase

  1. Raider

    A raider is a person who commits robbery at sea. With use of raid tactics, the raiders uses the naval strategy of attacking an opponent's commercial shipping rather than contending for command of the sea with its naval forces. The raiders destroy supplies of the enemy instead of engaging the combatant themselves. When the raiders are at war, they break into towns and plunder.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

raider(noun)

The raiders burned down all the houses.

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