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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Raid  \Raid\,  n.  [Icel.  rei[eth]  a  riding,  raid;  akin  to  E.  road. 
  See  {Road}  a  way.] 
  1.  A  hostile  or  predatory  incursion;  an  inroad  or  incursion 
  of  mounted  men;  a  sudden  and  rapid  invasion  by  a  cavalry 
  force;  a  foray. 
  Marauding  chief!  his  sole  delight.  The  moonlight 
  raid,  the  morning  fight.  --Sir  W. 
  There  are  permanent  conquests,  temporary  occupation, 
  and  occasional  raids.  --H.  Spenser. 
  Note:  A  Scottish  word  which  came  into  common  use  in  the 
  United  States  during  the  Civil  War,  and  was  soon 
  extended  in  its  application. 
  2.  An  attack  or  invasion  for  the  purpose  of  making  arrests, 
  seizing  property,  or  plundering;  as  a  raid  of  the  police 
  upon  a  gambling  house;  a  raid  of  contractors  on  the  public 
  treasury.  [Colloq.  U.  S.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Raid  \Raid\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Raided};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  To  make  a  raid  upon  or  into  as  two  regiments  raided  the 
  border  counties. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  sudden  short  attack  [syn:  {foray},  {maraud}] 
  2:  an  attempt  by  speculators  to  defraud  investors  [syn:  {mulcting}] 
  v  1:  make  a  sudden  surprise  attack  on  "The  police  raided  the 
  crack  house"  [syn:  {bust}] 
  2:  enter  someone  else's  territory  [syn:  {foray  into}] 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  {Redundant  Arrays  of  Independent  Disks} 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
  Redundant  Array  of  Independent  /  Inexpensive  Disks  (HDD,  RAID) 

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