verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- marathon group,
- marathon, battle of,
- marañon's sign,
Origin of maraud
Examples from the Web for marauded
It was marauded by merciless bands of savages, led, in some instances, by Frenchmen.
He then went eastwards to the district of Gautland, marauded there, and took great ransom from the country.Heimskringla|Snorri Sturlason
Not the valley alone had been marauded, but that "To-morrow," and all it meant to her.Northern Lights, Complete|Gilbert Parker
He sailed all the way north to Northumberland, where he plundered; and thence to Scotland, where he marauded far and wide.Traditions and Hearthside Stories of West Cornwall, Second Series|William Bottrell
They marauded the country in quest of horses and provisions.The Southern Soldier Boy|James Carson Elliott
Word Origin for maraud
1690s, from French marauder (17c.), from Middle French maraud "rascal" (15c.), of unknown origin, perhaps from French dialectal maraud "tomcat," echoic of its cry. A word popularized in several languages during the Thirty Years War (cf. Spanish merodear, German marodiren "to maraud," marodebruder "straggler, deserter") by punning association with Count Mérode, imperialist general. Related: Marauded; marauding.