WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
raid•er (rā′dər),USA pronunciation n.WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
raid + -er1]
- a person or thing that raids.
- Militarya commando, ranger, or the like, specially trained to participate in military raids.
- a light, fast warship, aircraft, etc., used in such a raid.
- Businessa person who seizes control of a company, as by secretly buying stock and gathering proxies.
- Informal Termsa person who works within an organization for the purpose of gathering evidence of wrongdoing.
raid + -er1]
raid /reɪd/USA pronunciation n. [countable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- a sudden assault, attack, or other act of entering:a police raid on a narcotics ring; an air raid.
- an effort to attract away a competitor's employees, members, etc.
- to make a raid (on): [no object]The Vikings pillaged and raided.[~ + object]The army raided enemy supply lines.
raid (rād),USA pronunciation n.
- a sudden assault or attack, as upon something to be seized or suppressed:a police raid on a gambling ring.
- Militarya sudden attack on the enemy, as by air or by a small land force.
- a vigorous, large-scale effort to lure away a competitor's employees, members, etc.
- Business[Finance.]a concerted attempt of speculators to force stock prices down.
- to make a raid on.
- to steal from;
loot:a worry that the investment fund is being raided.
- to entice away from another:Large companies are raiding key personnel from smaller companies.
- to indulge oneself by taking from, esp. in order to eat:raiding the cookie jar.
- to engage in a raid.
- 1375–1425; Middle English (north and Scots) ra(i)de, Old English rād expedition, literally, a riding; doublet of road
- 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged seizure.
- 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged incursion, invasion, inroad.
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