What does RAID mean?

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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"

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.

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

  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.

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

  3. raid(Noun)

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

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

  4. raid(Noun)

    An attacking movement.

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

  5. raid(Verb)

    To engage in a raid.

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

  6. raid(Verb)

    To steal from; pillage

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

  7. raid(Verb)

    To lure from another; to entice away from

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

  8. raid(Verb)

    To indulge oneself by taking from

    Etymology: 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

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

  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

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

  3. Raid(verb)

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

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

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.

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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. raid

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

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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

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How to say RAID in sign language?

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Numerology

  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

Examples of RAID in a Sentence

  1. Donat Kibwana:

    There was a raid by ADF rebels in...??Apetina on Sunday night. These rebels killed 18 people and burned down eight houses.

  2. 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.

  3. Chris Scott:

    It is astonishing to see how the ripples caused by man-made explosions can affect the edge of space. Each raid released the energy of at least 300 lightning strikes, the sheer power involved has allowed us to quantify how events on the Earth’s surface can also affect the ionosphere.

  4. The Israeli military Arabic spokesman:

    According to indications, the infant and her mother were killed as a result of Palestinian terrorist activities and not as a result of an Israeli raid.

  5. Victor Kugler:

    ‘On September 7 1944 we were moved to the prison on the Weteringschans, and I was put in the same cell as those sentenced to death. This was followed, four days later on September 11, by a transport to the concentration camp in Amersfoort, where I was selected for transport to Germany. Luckily, this transport did not take place. Shortly before New Year the prisoners, myself included, were moved to Wageningen where we were similarly put to work digging under the watchful eye of the Germans. As we approached Zevenaar the vehicles accompanying us were attacked from the air, fired on by British Spitfires. Unfortunately, a few people were killed. I made use of the confusion and escaped into a field. I hid for a few days by a farmer. Once, in Barneveld, I almost fell into German hands again during a raid by the Nazi secret police. Still, I finally arrived home in Hilversum on Good Friday and I decided it was necessary, until the eventual liberation, to build a hiding place. So I had been awa

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