(noun, verb)


1. a sudden short attack

Similar word(s): foray, maraud

Definition categories: act, incursion, penetration

2. an attempt by speculators to defraud investors

Definition categories: act, defalcation, embezzlement, misapplication, misappropriation, peculation


1. search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on

- The police raided the crack house

Similar word(s): bust

Definition categories: social, assail, attack

2. enter someone else's territory and take spoils

- The pirates raided the coastal villages regularly

Definition categories: motion, invade

3. take over (a company) by buying a controlling interest of its stock

- T. Boone Pickens raided many large companies

Definition categories: possession, arrogate, assume, seize, usurp

4. search for something needed or desired

- Our babysitter raided our refrigerator

Definition categories: contact, search