raid

raid

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English

Etymology

From Scots raid (obsolete after Middle English but revived in the 19th-century by Walter Scott), from Old English rād. Doublet of road.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɹeɪd/
  • Rhymes: -eɪd

Noun

raid (plural raids)

  1. (military) A quick hostile or predatory incursion or invasion in a battle.
    • Sir Walter Scott
      Marauding chief! his sole delight / The moonlight raid, the morning fight.
    • H. Spenser
      There are permanent conquests, temporary occupation, and occasional raids.
  2. An attack or invasion for the purpose of making arrests, seizing property, or plundering
    a police raid of a narcotics factory
    a raid of contractors on the public treasury
  3. (online gaming) A large group in a massively multiplayer online game, consisting of multiple parties who team up to defeat a powerful enemy.
  4. (sports) An attacking movement.
  5. (Internet) An activity initiated at or towards the end of a live broadcast by the broadcaster that sends its viewers to a different broadcast, primarily intended to boost the viewership of the receiving broadcaster. This is frequently accompanied by a message in the form of a hashtag that is posted in the broadcast's chat by the viewers.

Synonyms

  • (hostile or predatory invasion): attack, foray, incursion
  • (attack or invasion for making arrests, seizing property, or plundering): irruption

Translations

Verb

raid (third-person singular simple present raids, present participle raiding, simple past and past participle raided)

  1. To engage in a raid.
    The police raided the gambling den.
    The soldiers raided the village and burned it down.
  2. To lure from another; to entice away from
  3. (archaic) To indulge oneself by taking from

Derived terms

  • raider

Translations

Anagrams

  • Aird, Dari, Irad, arid, dira, riad

French

Etymology

Borrowed from English raid, from Scots raid.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʁɛd/

Noun

raid m (plural raids)

  1. (military) raid

Further reading

  • “raid” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • dira, rida

Italian

Etymology

Borrowed from English raid, from Scots raid.

Noun

raid m (invariable)

  1. raid, incursion
  2. long-distance race or rally

Anagrams

  • ardi, ardì, dari, dirà, radi, rida, ridà

Scots

Etymology

From (a Northern form of) Old English rād (riding, road).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /red/

Noun

raid (plural raids)

  1. raid

Spanish

Etymology

Borrowed from English raid, from Scots raid.

Noun

raid m (plural raides)

  1. raid (military)
  2. attempt
  3. long-distance race

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