- A hostile or predatory incursion; an inroad or incursion of mounted men; a sudden and rapid invasion by a cavalry force; a foray.
- 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.
Etymology: From Scots Scots, raid (obsolete after Middle English but revived in the 19th-century by w:Walter Scott, Walter Scott), from Old English radOld English, ríd ( > English road).
- To engage in a raid.
- To steal from; pillage
- To lure from another; to entice away from
- To indulge oneself by taking from
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