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Definition of "raid" []

  • A surprise attack by a small armed force. (noun)
  • A sudden forcible entry into a place by police: a raid on a gambling den. (noun)
  • An entrance into another's territory for the purpose of seizing goods or valuables. (noun)
  • A predatory operation mounted against a competitor, especially an attempt to lure away the personnel or membership of a competing organization. (noun)
  • An attempt to seize control of a company, as by acquiring a majority of its stock. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "raid" in a sentence
  • "I don't know if I'd use the term raid, but certain things are being done, operations by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as we speak."
  • "This despite the UN's cautiously worded response, in which it called the raid an "act" and urged a "prompt, impartial, credible and transparent investigation.""
  • "As he left Foyle bent over his desk and, with the concentration that was one of his distinguishing traits, busied himself in a series of reports on a coining raid in Kensington, sent up to him by those concerned for his perusal."