raider

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n raider a corporate investor who intends to take over a company by buying a controlling interest in its stock and installing new management
    • n raider someone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), the first film featuring the character Indiana Jones, was crawling with four-, eight-, and no-legged creatures:
    • n Raider rād"ẽr One who engages in a raid.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n raider One who makes a raid; one engaged in a hostile or predatory incursion.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Raider one who makes a raid
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. rád, a riding; Ice. reidh.

Usage

In literature:

The victorious raiders did return that way, and Junction City was most hospitable to their thirst.
"Red Men and White" by Owen Wister
His mind at last settled to the task of discovering and punishing the raiders.
"They of the High Trails" by Hamlin Garland
The raider crept out to sea again and made good her escape.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 8)"
There's hardly a chance the raiders will find out about it.
"This One Problem" by M. C. Pease
The second party of raiders succeeded in penetrating a portion of the British position, but were quickly driven out.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VI (of VIII)" by Various
We travelled fast and long, but we could not catch the raiders.
"The Soul of a People" by H. Fielding
And a moment later they came around, and faced the astonished raiders.
"The Camp Fire Girls in the Mountains" by Jane L. Stewart
He never saw "Jeb Stuart" in captivity, but it was in a fight with the Michigan cavalry brigade that the dashing raider was killed.
"Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman" by J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
The morning light of the ninth of March revealed the boldness and success of the raiders, and no little excitement prevailed.
"Three Years in the Federal Cavalry" by Willard Glazier
Here it is not safe; other raiders may come.
"The Treasure Trail" by Marah Ellis Ryan
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In poetry:

The Raiders threw her upon the sand,
Men of the Wilderness know no laws,
They tore the Amethysts off her hand,
And rent the folds of her veiling gauze.
"Feroza" by Laurence Hope
At dawn she stood--her dark gray hood
Flung back--in the ferry-boat;
Sad were the eyes that watched him ride,
Her raider love, from the riverside,
His kiss on her mouth and throat.
"At The Ferry" by Madison Julius Cawein
We flew to the rescue--struck down the invader
Before the sweet songster had yielded his life,
Put an end to this cunning and mischievous raider,
And quieted all of the songster's great strife.
"A Lesson From Nature" by Jared Barhite
And, e'en when the smoke of the raiders' ships
Trailed out o'er the northern skies,
His laugh was loud: "'Tis a summer cloud,"
Said the Fool in his Paradise.
And, to guard his honor, he gave a gun
To the feeble hands of his younger son.
"Son of a Fool" by C J Dennis

In news:

Both enter the contest heading the wrong way, as the Raiders have lost two straight and the Chargers three straight games.
Galena 's Tyler VanCleave (3) runs through an opening in the Frontenac defensive line on Friday night at the Raider Sports Complex.
VanCleave and the Galena Bulldogs kept the Raiders winless with a 32-6 win in the Raiders' first home game.
Garnet Raiders clinch Sectional playoff berth.
Garnet Raiders set for Shen showdown.
8.5 billion Source: Investments Age: 44 Marital Status: Married, one child Hometown: New York, N.Y. Corporate raider made initial fortune buying up, restructuring poorly managed companies.
A little YAC would go a long way for Red Raiders.
The leaguewide relief at the return of NFL officials was greeted Thursday with little more than a collective yawn by the Raiders, who three games into the season have been remarkably free of penalties.
DAVIDSVILLE — Meyersdale pitchers Lance Leydig and Connor Christner limited Conemaugh Township to just one run on three hits as the Red Raiders defeated the Indians 4-1 in varsity baseball action on Friday.
Oakland Raiders head coach Lane Kiffin, center, talks with Oakland Raiders quarterback Josh McCown (12) during their NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Oakland, Calif, Sunday, Nov 4, 2007.
The Rice Raiders finished up their 2012 campaign last Friday night in Edna.
The Raiders needed a win by 14 points to secure a playoff spot, but fell short with a 13-12 loss to Edna.
Hun 's defense kept Blair out of the end zone, but wasn't able to prevent lengthy drives that kept the Raiders' offense off the field.
The Oak Hill Academy Raiders (6-5.
Whether Oakland Raiders defensive lineman Richard Seymour officially threw a punch will be debated this week.
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