raid´er

raid «rayd», noun, verb.
–n.
1. an attack; sudden attack: »

Each venture is a new beginning, a raid on the inarticulate With shabby equipment always deteriorating (T. S. Eliot).

2. a sudden attack, usually by a small force having no intention of holding the territory invaded: »

an enemy air raid. The pirates planned a raid on the harbor.

3. an entering and seizing what is inside: »

a police raid. The hungry boys made a raid on the pantry.

4. Figurative. a predatory, often unscrupulous incursion into the domain of another for the purpose of securing something: »

a raid by one union on the membership of another, a raid by a college on the faculty of another.

5. a deliberate attempt by speculators to force down prices on stock exchanges.
–v.t.
1. to attack suddenly: »

The enemy raided our camp.

2. to force a way into; enter and seize what is in: »

The police raided the house looking for stolen jewels.

3. to make a raid upon: »

Figurative. [The university] is out to raid faculties from coast to coast (Time).

–v.i.
to engage in a raid.
[Northern English form of Old English rād a riding. Compare etym. under road. (Cf.road)]
raid´er, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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