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raid (n.)

early 15c., "mounted military expedition," Scottish and northern English form of rade "a riding, journey," from Old English rad "a riding, ride, expedition, journey; raid," (see road). The word fell into obscurity by 17c., but it was revived by Scott ("The Lay of the Last Minstrel," 1805; "Rob Roy," 1818), with a more extended sense of "attack, foray, hostile or predatory incursion." By 1873 of any sudden or vigorous descent (police raids, etc.). Of air raids by 1908.

raid (v.)

"take part in a raid, make a hostile attack upon" 1785 (implied in raiding), from raid (n.). Related: Raided; raiding. Also see raider.

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Definitions of raid from WordNet
1
raid (v.)
search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on;
The police raided the crack house
Synonyms: bust
raid (v.)
enter someone else's territory and take spoils;
The pirates raided the coastal villages regularly
Synonyms: foray into
raid (v.)
take over (a company) by buying a controlling interest of its stock;
T. Boone Pickens raided many large companies
raid (v.)
search for something needed or desired;
Our babysitter raided our refrigerator
2
raid (n.)
a sudden short attack;
Synonyms: foray / maraud
raid (n.)
an attempt by speculators to defraud investors;
From wordnet.princeton.edu