see also: RAID
Pronunciation Noun

raid (plural raids)

  1. (military) A quick hostile or predatory incursion or invasion in a battle.
    • 1805, Sir Walter Scott, The Lay of the Last Minstrel, p. 109:
      Marauding chief! his sole delight / The moonlight raid, the morning fight.
    • 1872, Herbert Spencer, The Principles of Biology, vol. 1, p. 315:
      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. (sports) An attacking movement.
  4. (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.
  5. (online gaming) A large group in a massively multiplayer online game, consisting of multiple parties who team up to defeat a powerful enemy.
Synonyms Translations Verb

raid (raids, present participle raiding; past and past participle raided)

  1. (transitive) To engage in a raid against.
    The police raided the gambling den.
    The soldiers raided the village and burned it down.
  2. (transitive) To lure from another; to entice away from.
  3. (transitive) To indulge oneself by taking from.
    I raided the fridge for snacks.
  1. (computing) Acronym of redundant array of inexpensive disks, or, less frequently restated as a redundant array of independent disks

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