Raid

Definition of Raid

Pronunciation: rād
n.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.
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.
v. t.1.To make a raid upon or into; as, two regiments raided the border counties.
[imp. & p. p. Raided; p. pr. & vb. n. Raiding.]

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