1. [ noun ] (military) a sudden short attack
Synonyms: maraud foray
Related terms: penetration air_raid swoop maraud
2. [ verb ] (military) search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on
Synonyms: bust

"The police raided the crack house"

Related terms: attack foray
3. [ verb ] enter someone else's territory and take spoils
Synonyms: foray_into

"The pirates raided the coastal villages regularly"

Related terms: intrude_on maraud maraud plunderer
4. [ verb ] search for something needed or desired

"Our babysitter raided our refrigerator"

Related terms: search
5. [ verb ] take over (a company) by buying a controlling interest of its stock

"T. Boone Pickens raided many large companies"

Related terms: capture
6. [ noun ] (law,criminal law) an attempt by speculators to defraud investors
Synonyms: mulcting
Related terms: embezzlement
Similar spelling:   rad