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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Raid \Raid\ (r[=a]d), noun [Icel. rei[eth] a riding, raid; akin to E. road. See {Road} a way.]

1. A hostile or predatory incursion; an inroad or incursion of mounted men; a sudden and rapid invasion by a cavalry force; a foray.

Marauding chief! his sole delight The moonlight raid, the morning fight. --Sir W. Scott.

There are permanent conquests, temporary occupations, and occasional raids. --H. Spenser.

Note: A Scottish word which came into common use in the United States during the Civil War, and was soon extended in its application.

2. 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. [Colloq. U. S.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Raid \Raid\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Raided}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Raiding}.] To make a raid upon or into; as, two regiments raided the border counties.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

raid

noun

1: a sudden short attack [syn: {foray}, {raid}, {maraud}]

2: an attempt by speculators to defraud investors

verb

1: search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on; "The police raided the crack house" [syn: {raid}, {bust}]

2: enter someone else's territory and take spoils; "The pirates raided the coastal villages regularly" [syn: {foray into}, {raid}]

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"


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