There are 2 definitions of raid in English:

raid

Syllabification: raid
Pronunciation: /rād
 
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noun

1A sudden attack on an enemy by troops, aircraft, or other armed forces in warfare: a bombing raid
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  • Both the Central Powers and the Allies used aircraft on strategic bombing raids, targeting enemy industries and to a lesser extent enemy civilians.
  • Niven had volunteered for a secret military commando unit making raids on the enemy coastline.
  • It is primarily employed in close air support of ground troops, target destruction raids, and armed escort of other aircraft.
Synonyms
1.1A surprise attack to commit a crime, especially to steal from business premises: an early morning raid on a bank
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  • The works were stolen in an early-morning raid on April 20, when the thieves broke into the Brücke-Museum.
  • The trio inside were heading home to Leeds with their loot from a smash-and-grab raid on a York computer business.
  • Hundreds of DVDs, CDs and PlayStation games were stolen in the biggest raid on a west Wiltshire library in 20 years, with police at a loss to explain how the burglars got in.
1.2A surprise visit by police to arrest suspected people or seize illicit goods.
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  • An Algerian asylum seeker arrested in Bury during police raids on terrorist suspects has been jailed for six months for using a false passport.
  • Lunchtime shoppers gazed in astonishment as police launched a full-scale raid on a suspected drug pusher operating from York city centre.
  • A relative of one of the suspected bombers was arrested following police raids of six homes in Leeds, West Yorkshire, and two cars were seized.
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1.3 Stock Market A hostile attempt to buy a major or controlling interest in the shares of a company.
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  • Certainly, the share raid was something to stick in the craw of Europe's biggest reseller and runaway market leader in the UK.
  • News of the raid is expected to force Yukos shares, which have already lost half their value since April, lower again.
  • The raids followed a series of complaints from investors in Australia, who were phoned by salespeople in Bangkok and invited to buy shares in Japan and Hong Kong.

verb

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1Conduct a raid on: officers raided thirty homes yesterday
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  • A gang of thieves raided Brickens Post Office at lunch time last Thursday afternoon.
  • Police officers have raided homes in Bradford in a high-profile operation.
  • This is the haul of drugs seized when 25 police officers raided a Highworth pub.
Synonyms
attack, assault, set upon, descend on, swoop on, blitz, assail, storm, rushrob, hold up, break into; plunder, steal from, pillage, loot, ransack, sack
informal stick up, heist
1.1Quickly and illicitly take something from (a place): she crept down the stairs to raid the pantry
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  • Those who don't have their own will raid the store room for tartan shirts to make into kilts.
  • If they are not physically attacking them, they are raiding fields for food.
  • Alternatively, please everyone and raid your room mini bar as you watch the Pattaya Mail Channel's latest features.

Origin

late Middle English (as a noun): Scots variant of road in the early senses 'journey on horseback', 'foray.' The noun became rare from the end of the 16th century but was revived by Sir Walter Scott; the verb dates from the mid 19th century.

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There are 2 definitions of raid in English:

RAID

Syllabification: RAID
Pronunciation: /rād
 
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abbreviation

Redundant array of independent (or inexpensive) disks, a system for providing greater capacity, faster access, and security against data corruption by spreading the data across several disk drives.

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