raid

[ reyd ]
/ reɪd /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to engage in a raid.

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Origin of raid

1375–1425; Middle English (north and Scots ) ra(i)de,Old English rād expedition, literally, a riding; doublet of road

OTHER WORDS FROM raid

coun·ter·raid, noun, verbun·raid·ed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for raid

raid
/ (reɪd) /

noun

a sudden surprise attackan air raid
a surprise visit by police searching for criminals or illicit goodsa fraud-squad raid

verb

to make a raid against (a person, thing, etc)
to sneak into (a place) in order to take something, steal, etcraiding the larder

Derived forms of raid

raider, noun

Word Origin for raid

C15: Scottish dialect, from Old English rād military expedition; see road
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