- 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
Synonyms for raid
Related Words for raidingcapture, break-in, onslaught, sortie, sweep, arrest, assault, invasion, incursion, bomb, plunder, rob, bombard, blockade, harass, ransack, storm, loot, invade, overrun
Examples from the Web for raiding
Contemporary Examples of raiding
Nonetheless, the base itself had a number of American weapons that wound up in the hands of the raiding militias.Jihadists Now Control Secretive U.S. Base in Libya
April 23, 2014
During their search, someone collapsed on the ground near them, shot by a bullet from the raiding forces.Al Jazeera Journo Abdullah El-Shamy Goes On Hunger Strike In Egyptian Jail
March 29, 2014
The bear retreated, but became a fixture around the neighborhood, raiding garbage cans, taking dips in back-yard pools.In Florida, Sprawling Humans Confront the Bears Who Lived There First
March 22, 2014
The warriors of the Jamat expressed their “disaffection” by raiding the villages of feeble religious minorities.Bangladesh’s Radical Islamists Get U.S. Backing
January 12, 2014
I had never craved a carrot before, or fantasized about raiding an apple tree in a nearby garden.My Week At An Austrian Fat Camp
October 27, 2013
Historical Examples of raiding
He therefore decided to end his raiding and put in at Newport News.
Great was the scare in the West, at this first taste the fine fruits of raiding.Four Years in Rebel Capitals
T. C. DeLeon
I had hoped to form one of the raiding party; but nom d'un nom!The Yellow Claw
You can only use one for raiding; the other will have to stay here to hold the planet.
Otto Harkaman was out in the Corisande, raiding and visiting the trade-planets.
- 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 for raid
Word Origin and History for raiding
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."