verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of raid
British Dictionary definitions for counterraid
Word Origin for raid
Word Origin and History for counterraid (1 of 2)
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."