raid definition, meaning - what is raid in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “raid”

See all translations

raid

noun [C] uk   us   /reɪd/
C2 a short sudden attack, usually by a small group of people: The commandos made/staged/carried out a daring raid (on the enemy). planes on a bombing raid the act of entering a place by force in order to steal from it: Millions of dollars were stolen in a bank raid last night.C2 an occasion when the police enter a place suddenly in order to find someone or something: The drugs were found during a police raid on the house.
More examples

raid

verb [T] uk   us   /reɪd/
C2 to attack a place suddenly: The nomads raided the enemy camp and captured over 100 camels. to enter a place illegally and usually violently, and steal from it: The post office was raided late at night.C2 (of the police) to enter a place suddenly in order to find someone or something: Police officers from the organized crime branch have raided solicitors' offices in central London. informal to take something from a place, usually secretly: I caught Toby raiding the fridge.
(Definition of raid from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of raid?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “raid” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

kick off

the time when a game of football starts, or when it begins again after it has stopped because of a goal, etc.

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Liz Walter,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More