maraud

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v maraud raid and rove in search of booty "marauding rebels overran the countryside"
    • n maraud a sudden short attack
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Maraud An excursion for plundering.
    • v. i maraud To rove in quest of plunder; to make an excursion for booty; to plunder. "Marauding hosts."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • maraud To rove in quest of plunder; make an excursion for booty; go about for robbery: used especially of the despoiling action of soldiers in time of war, or of organized bands of robbers or pirates.
    • n maraud Spoliation by marauders.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Maraud ma-rawd′ to rove in quest of plunder
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. marauder, fr. maraud, vagabond, OF. marault,; of uncertain origin, perh. for malault, fr. (assumed) LL. malaldus,; fr. L. malus, bad, ill + a suffix of German origin (cf. Herald). Cf. Malice
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. maraud, rogue; prob. O. Fr. mar-ir, to wander—Old High Ger. marrjan, to hinder.

Usage

In literature:

There and then Oo-koo-hoo decided that he would drop all other work and hunt the marauder.
"The Drama of the Forests" by Arthur Heming
The cavalry of the marauders consists of some five thousand, and there are more than this number on foot.
"Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 2" by James Richardson
The marauder came with swift sure tread on the heels of victory.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
Our captors proved to be a company of the 2d Ohio Heavy Artillery, in pursuit of the marauders into whose clutches we thought we had fallen.
"Famous Adventures And Prison Escapes of the Civil War" by Various
Their provisions they tied in skins and hung in the trees, so they might be safe from wild marauders.
"Dave Porter at Star Ranch" by Edward Stratemeyer
And one which gave no hint of any fear of the marauders whom Murray had gone to deal with.
"The Triumph of John Kars" by Ridgwell Cullum
Ned Vaughan had been very much amused at an old woman who had been driven from her home by marauders.
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon
The policy of the marauders was simple.
"The Buccaneers in the West Indies in the XVII Century" by Clarence Henry Haring
Summoning all the courage I possessed, I clapped spurs to my horse and galloped after the marauder.
"Oriental Encounters" by Marmaduke Pickthall
The cat, however, concealed himself in the window-hangings, and pounced upon the unlucky marauder, and broke his neck.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, January 1878, No. 3" by Various
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In poetry:

Marauders in their clanking mail
Ride from thy gates no more,—
Lords of the Skerries' cruel rocks,
Masters of sea and shore.
"Dunluce Castle" by Sarah Orne Jewett
Better than eagle, with far-towering nerve
But downward bent, greedy, marauding eye,
Guest of the flowers, thou art: unhurt they serve
Thee, little angel of a lower sky!
"A Better Thing" by George MacDonald
So the grim marauders of Grimy Dan
Sailed the greasy Frying Pan into the bay
Where the Derby Hat all spick and span
A-drying her clothes in the offing lay.
"Ho!" cried the pirate, and likewise, "Hum!
Edam Schnapps and Jamaica Rum!"
"The Battle of Clothesline Bay" by Wallace Irwin

In news:

Erna Dzeko led all Marauders scorers with nine points in the loss.
Aliens, Paul informs us, aren't big, scary marauders.
Marauders end season with convincing win over Amherst.
The Dunkirk Marauders most definitely saved the best for last as they routed the Amherst Tigers, 46-6, to snap a five-game losing strea.
The Dunkirk Marauders most definitely saved the best for last as they routed the Amherst Tigers, 46-6, to snap a five-game losing streak.
Dunkirk saw its chances of making the playoffs disappear Friday night, as the Marauders (2-4, 2-3) fell to Springville Griffith Institute (2-4, 2-2), 20-0, during Class B South football action at Karl Hoeppner Field.
Mariner Marauders bouncing back nicely after 0-20 season.
Laval avenges defeat to Marauders in electrifying Vanier Cup rematch.
Laval players, from left, Maxime Boutin, Guillaume Rioux, Jean-Alexandre Bernier and Vincent Plante celebrate after defeating the McMaster Marauders to win the Vanier Cup in Toronto on Friday.
As Minnesota Viking marauder Adrian Peterson ran roughshod over the Chicago Bears' defense in the first quarter, trampling their hopes and stiff-arming their Super Bowl dreams, prayerful Bears fans looked to the sky.
Bradenton Marauders' first base man Alex Dickerson named Florida State League's top player.
Tropical storm prompts Marauders to change schedule.
Bradenton Marauders first base man Alex Dickerson PAUL VIDELA/Bradenton Herald.
Chalk up another first for the Bradenton Marauders.
The Marauders have held that spot without much competition for the last 13 years and counting.
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