verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of raid
Synonyms for raid
Examples from the Web for counter-raid
Historical Examples of counter-raid
If they are poor, they will arrange a counter-raid by means of 'friendlies,' and nothing more will be heard of the affair.The River War
Winston S. Churchill
They moved off, and soon things got lively; a raid and counter-raid started.
Word Origin for raid
early 15c., "mounted military expedition," Scottish and northern English form of rade "a riding, journey," from Old English rad "a riding, ride, expedition, journey; raid," (see road). The word died out by 17c., but was revived by Scott ("The Lay of the Last Minstrel," 1805), ("Rob Roy," 1818), with extended sense of "attack, foray."