- a sudden assault or attack, as upon something to be seized or suppressed: a police raid on a gambling ring.
- Military. a sudden attack on the enemy, as by air or by a small land force.
- a vigorous, large-scale effort to lure away a competitor's employees, members, etc.
- Finance. a concerted attempt of speculators to force stock prices down.
- to make a raid on.
- to steal from; loot: a worry that the investment fund is being raided.
- to entice away from another: Large companies are raiding key personnel from smaller companies.
- to indulge oneself by taking from, especially in order to eat: raiding the cookie jar.
- to engage in a raid.
Origin of raid
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Examples from the Web for raided
The FBI raided his home in 2000 with an affidavit questioning his use of $200,000 from his white supremacist fundraising.The Price of Steve Scalise’s Silence
January 7, 2015
In the weeks following the Sept. 9, car bombing at the Iranian base, Iran raided a village in the Pakistani district of Chagai.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan
December 29, 2014
Before preservationists could put a stop to it, he and other looters had raided and destroyed precious relics buried at the site.Egypt Ain’t The Only Pyramid Show In Town
December 11, 2014
Last month, six gay men were sentenced to two years of hard labor when their apartment was raided.Egypt’s LGBTs Fight Grindr Crackdown
October 18, 2014
According to the Amnesty report, a Special Forces unit had raided the house on February 12, 2010.Obama's Pentagon Covered Up War Crimes in Afghanistan, Says Amnesty International
Nico Hines, Sami Yousafzai
August 11, 2014
His premises were raided by the Bavarians after the Battle of Beaumont.A Zola Dictionary
J. G. Patterson
He thought they were rebels who raided ranches in Altar,––political prisoners.The Treasure Trail
Marah Ellis Ryan
The ships that raided them were the Enterprise and the Yo-Yo.
A planet that can be raided with impunity isn't worth the time it takes getting to it.
"If they want gold, they should have raided Stolgoland," one of the Syndics said.
- to make a raid against (a person, thing, etc)
- to sneak into (a place) in order to take something, steal, etcraiding the larder
Word Origin and History for raided
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."