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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a sudden short attack;
[syn: foray, raid, maraud]

2. an attempt by speculators to defraud investors;


VERB (4)

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

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

3. take over (a company) by buying a controlling interest of its stock;
- Example: "T. Boone Pickens raided many large companies"

4. search for something needed or desired;
- Example: "Our babysitter raided our refrigerator"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Raid \Raid\ (r[=a]d), n. [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. [1913 Webster] Marauding chief! his sole delight The moonlight raid, the morning fight. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] There are permanent conquests, temporary occupations, and occasional raids. --H. Spenser. [1913 Webster] Note: A Scottish word which came into common use in the United States during the Civil War, and was soon extended in its application. [1913 Webster] 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.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Raid \Raid\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Raided; p. pr. & vb. n. Raiding.] To make a raid upon or into; as, two regiments raided the border counties. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

raid n 1: a sudden short attack [syn: foray, raid, maraud] 2: an attempt by speculators to defraud investors v 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"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

104 Moby Thesaurus words for "raid": air attack, air raid, air strike, assault, attack, banditry, bear raid, blitz, board, boarding, brigandage, brigandism, bull raid, bust, corner, corner in, depredate, depredation, descend upon, despoil, despoiling, despoilment, despoliation, devastate, direption, escalade, expedition, fire raid, fleece, forage, foraging, foray, freeboot, freebooting, gut, harass, harry, incursion, inroad, inundate, invade, invasion, irruption, loot, looting, make a raid, make an inroad, manipulation, maraud, marauding, monopoly, onset, onslaught, overrun, overswarm, overwhelm, pillage, pillaging, plunder, plundering, pounce upon, prey on, raiding, ransack, ransacking, rape, rapine, ravage, ravagement, ravaging, raven, ravish, ravishment, razzia, reive, reiving, rifle, rifling, rigging, rob, sack, sacking, sally, saturation raid, scale, scale the walls, scaling, set upon, shuttle raid, sortie, spoil, spoiling, spoliate, spoliation, storm, strip, surprise attack, sweep, swoop down on, swoop down upon, take by storm, wash sale, washing, waste
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

RAID Redundant Array of Independent / Inexpensive Disks (HDD, RAID)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

RAID Redundant Arrays of Independent Disks