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RAID US English

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

raid US English

A sudden attack on an enemy by troops, aircraft, or other armed forces in warfare

raid US Thesaurus

the raid on Dieppe

air raid US English

An attack in which bombs are dropped from aircraft onto a ground target

dawn raid US English

A surprise visit at dawn, especially by police searching for criminals or illicit goods

ram raid US English

A robbery in which a shop window is rammed with a vehicle and looted

panty raid US English

A visit by a group of male students to a women’s dormitory with the object of stealing panties

Jameson Raid US English

An abortive raid into Boer territory made in 1895-6 by pro-British extremists led by Dr L. S. Jameson (1853–1917) in an attempt to incite an uprising among recent, non-Boer immigrants. The raid contributed to the eventual outbreak of the Second Boer War

air-raid shelter US English

A building or structure designed to protect people from bombs dropped during air raids