[ reyd ]
/ reɪd /


verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to engage in a raid.

Nearby words

  1. rahv,
  2. rahway,
  3. rai,
  4. raia,
  5. raiatea,
  6. raider,
  7. rail,
  8. rail anchor,
  9. rail bead,
  10. rail detector car

Origin of raid

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

Related formscoun·ter·raid, noun, verbun·raid·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for raid

British Dictionary definitions for raid


/ (reɪd) /


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


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

Word Origin for raid

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

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Word Origin and History for raid
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