2 an attempt by speculators to defraud investors
1 search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on; "The police raided the crack house" [syn: bust]
2 enter someone else's territory and take spoils; "The pirates raided the coastal villages regularly" [syn: foray into]
3 take over (a company) by buying a controlling interest of its stock; "T. Boone Pickens raided many large companies"
4 search for something needed or desired; "Our babysitter raided our refrigerator"
EtymologyFrom Scots raid (obsolete after Middle English but revived in the 19th-century by Walter Scott), from Old English rád ( > English road).
- Rhymes with: -eɪd
- A hostile or predatory incursion; an inroad or incursion of mounted men; a sudden and rapid invasion by a cavalry force; a foray.
- An attack or invasion for the purpose of making arrests, seizing property, or plundering; as, a raid of the police upon a gambling house; a raid of contractors on the public treasury.
EtymologyFrom (a Northern form of) Old English rád ‘riding, road’.
Raid or RAID may refer to:
- Redundant Array of Independent/Inexpensive Disks, or RAID, a system of multiple hard drives for sharing or replicating data.
- Rights & Accountability in Development, or RAID, a UK-based NGO which seeks to promote corporate accountability, fair investment and good governance
- R.A.I.D., Radically Advanced Ideas in Destruction, a splinter group of Advanced Idea Mechanics from Marvel Comics
- Raid (insecticide), a consumer insecticide marketed by S.C. Johnson & son
- Raid (military), a sudden attack behind an enemy's lines without the intention of holding ground
- Raid (gaming), a type of mission in a video game where a very large number of people combine forces to defeat a boss
- Dawn raid, a police action involving the entering of a house with the intent to capture personnel or evidence, which takes place early in the morning
- Corporate raid, a type of hostile takeover in business
- Recherche Assistance Intervention Dissuasion, a counter-terrorist unit of the French National Police
- Panty raid, a prankish raid by male college students on the living quarters of female students to steal panties as trophies
- Raid Script, a scripting language for the NewsRaider software to scrape websites into TomeRaider files
- "Raid," a song by Madvillain from their album Madvillainy
- Raid (band), a Tennessee based band
- Raid, a track on Audience (band) second album Friends Friends Friend
- Raid (movie), made in 1991 and directed by K. S. Gopalakrishnan
raid in German: Raid (Begriffsklärung)
raid in French: RAID
raid in Dutch: Raid
raid in Polish: RAID
raid in Finnish: Raid
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