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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

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


VERB (1)

1. raid and rove in search of booty;
- Example: "marauding rebels overran the countryside"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

maraud \ma*raud"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Marauded; p. pr. & vb. n. Marauding.] [F. marauder, fr. maraud vagabond, OF. marault; of uncertain origin, perh. for malault, fr. (assumed) LL. malaldus; fr. L. malus bad, ill + a suffix of German origin (cf. Herald). Cf. Malice.] To rove in quest of plunder; to make an excursion for booty; to plunder. "Marauding hosts." --Milman. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Maraud \Ma*raud"\, n. An excursion for plundering. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

maraud n 1: a sudden short attack [syn: foray, raid, maraud] v 1: raid and rove in search of booty; "marauding rebels overran the countryside"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

24 Moby Thesaurus words for "maraud": depredate, despoil, fleece, forage, foray, freeboot, gut, harass, harry, loot, pillage, plunder, prey on, raid, ransack, ravage, raven, ravish, reive, rifle, sack, spoil, spoliate, sweep