• WordNet 3.6
    • v raid search for something needed or desired "Our babysitter raided our refrigerator"
    • v raid enter someone else's territory and take spoils "The pirates raided the coastal villages regularly"
    • v raid take over (a company) by buying a controlling interest of its stock "T. Boone Pickens raided many large companies"
    • v raid search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on "The police raided the crack house"
    • n raid an attempt by speculators to defraud investors
    • n raid a sudden short attack
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: California police in the 1920s thought they had gotten the drop on a moonshiner. They raided what they thought was a still and found, instead, inventor Philo T. Farnsworth, working on something that was later to become television.
    • Raid A hostile or predatory incursion; an inroad or incursion of mounted men; a sudden and rapid invasion by a cavalry force; a foray. "Marauding chief! his sole delight
      The moonlight raid , the morning fight."
      "There are permanent conquests, temporary occupations, and occasional raids ."
    • Raid 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.
    • v. t Raid To make a raid upon or into; as, two regiments raided the border counties.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n raid A hostile or predatory incursion; especially, an inroad or incursion of mounted men; a swooping assault for injury or plunder; a foray.
    • n raid Hence A sudden onset in general; an irruption for or as if for assault or seizure; a descent made in an unexpected or undesired manner: as, a police raid upon a gambling-house.
    • raid To go upon a raid; engage in a sudden hostile or disturbing incursion, foray, or descent.
    • raid To make a raid or hostile attack upon; encroach upon by foray or incursion.
    • raid Hence To attack in any way; affect injuriously by sudden or covert assault or invasion of any kind: as, to raid a gambling-house.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Raid rād a hostile or predatory invasion: a sudden onset: an irruption, as if for assault or seizure
    • v.t Raid to make a sudden attack
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  • T. S. Eliot
    “Each venture is a new beginning, a raid on the inarticulate with shabby equipment always deteriorating in the general mess of imprecision of feeling.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Icel. reið, a riding, raid; akin to E. road,. See Road a way


In literature:

In reality the continuous apprehension of an Indian raid had frozen their features into a wooden expression.
"A Virginia Scout" by Hugh Pendexter
After a brief respite on the return from this second raid, the machines again took off and raided the Huns for the third time that night.
"Night Bombing with the Bedouins" by Robert Henry Reece
She wanted him to raid the place, but she dared not go to him.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
There were a few hundred of them, so it was quite plain that they intended to make a big raid on us.
"Over the top with the 25th" by R. Lewis
On the way they looked for signs of any cattle raids, but saw none.
"The Boy Ranchers at Spur Creek" by Willard F. Baker
I asked the inspector in charge to telephone me directly the raid had been made.
"The Slave of Silence" by Fred M. White
Further east again small parties of Boers had raided into Zululand, but their movements were of no importance.
"History of the War in South Africa 1899-1902 v. 1 (of 4)" by Frederick Maurice
Also there had been night raids, but Ned, Bob and Jerry had not been in them.
"Ned, Bob and Jerry on the Firing Line" by Clarence Young
There was the raid on the Wooster ranch, for instance.
"Arizona's Yesterday" by John H. Cady
There was an Injun raid on Victor.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea

In poetry:

They'll let the Belgian mother,
The French and English maid
Give husband, lover, brother,
To stop the Kaiser's raid.
"Jack Canuck" by Abner Cosens
A sudden rush from the stairway,
A sudden raid from the hall!
By three doors left unguarded
They enter my castle wall!
"The Children's Hour. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Second)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Stibor had led in many a fight,
And broken a score of swords
In furious frays and bloody raids
Against the Turkish hordes.
"Betzko" by Hanford Lennox Gordon
And lo! Yet fiercer visions rise,
The day is fixed, the hour is known,
When, Babylon! Thy fateful skies
Shall raid red wrath and ruin down!
"The Babylonian Captivity" by Charles Harpur
The terrors of the midnight raid,
The-death-concealing ambuscade,
The winter march, through deserts wild,
Of captive mother, wife, and child.
"Haverhill" by John Greenleaf Whittier
And now comes forth the fifteenth shield,
And upon it three naked blades
Are borne by good King Esmer’s sons,
In their wars and furious raids.
"The Tournament (From The Old Danish)" by George Borrow

In news:

The whole show was with Mark Owen, that's name used by this former member of SEAL Team 6 SEAL Team 6 is the team that went in and carried out the raid on Osama bin Laden.
Spokane County Sheriff's detectives raided the unlicensed day care Thursday morning and arrested 35-year-old Tina M Jones.
Five arrested in raid at suspected Daytona Beach meth house.
Five people were arrested after a raid at a suspected.
Cedartown High School's DECA Club is selling "Raid the Rock" T-shirts this week in preparation for the Friday, Aug 31 game between the CHS Bulldogs and the Rockmart High School Yellow Jackets football teams.
Thief raids Carlsbad food bank.
Officials announced Wednesday that 18 people have been arrested in connection to the raids conducted at seven area IHOP restaurants last year.
Children, swept up in police raids, have a chance to get clean.
Federal agents arrest ' designer drug ' makers in nationwide raids.
Mayor Tom Ambrosino unveiled his City Budget on Monday and said that there is no more left to cut, and that the City would survive this year by raiding the Rainy Day Fund to the tune of around $2 million.
Authorities interview witnesses and collect evidence at the scene of a dog-fight ing raid on Buck Hill Road in Duplin County about 12 miles southeast of Mount Olive on Tuesday.
Knoxville Police Department officers perform a nuisance raid at a business Friday at 2415 Martin Luther King Jr Avenue.
I think it was only after the raid that there was a hatred of the English in Dresden , not before.
Raid in Miami Opens New Front In Struggle Over the Cuban Boy.
Lee and John Tyler High School Kick Off 22nd Annual Pantry Raid.

In science:

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