- The definition of a raid is a surprise attack or surprise visit, especially when done by the military during war or by police to arrest suspects.
- An example of a raid is when an army launches a surprise attack.
- An example of a raid is when police show up unannounced to a suspected drug den to arrest the drug dealers.
- To raid is to take something quickly and stealthily or to launch a surprise attack or surprise visit.
- An example of to raid is when you sneak down and take all the cookies from the cookie jar.
- An example of to raid is when the military drops a bomb in a surprise attack.
- a sudden, hostile attack, esp. by troops, military aircraft, etc., or by armed, usually mounted, bandits intent on looting
- any act or instance of entering to remove or capture something: a midnight raid on a refrigerator
- any sudden invasion of a place, as by police, for discovering and dealing with violations of the law
- ☆ an attempt, as by a business concern, to lure employees from a competitor
- a deliberate attempt by one or more speculators to cause a quick, unexpected fall in stock market prices
Origin of raidNorth Eng variant, variety of road, preserving etymology sense, “a riding”: used origin, originally of an incursion along the border
- A surprise attack by a small armed force.
- A sudden forcible entry into a place by police: a raid on a gambling den.
- An entrance into another's territory for the purpose of seizing goods or valuables.
- A predatory operation mounted against a competitor, especially an attempt to lure away the personnel or membership of a competing organization.
- An attempt to seize control of a company, as by acquiring a majority of its stock.
- An attempt by speculators to drive stock prices down by coordinated selling.
verbraid·ed, raid·ing, raids
Origin of raidScots, raid on horseback, from Middle English rade, from Old English rād, a riding, road; see reidh- in Indo-European roots.
- A hostile or predatory incursion; an inroad or incursion of mounted men; a sudden and rapid invasion by a cavalry force; a foray.
- 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.
- (online gaming) A large group in a massively multiplayer online game, consisting of multiple parties who team up to defeat a powerful enemy.
- (sports) An attacking movement.
(third-person singular simple present raids, present participle raiding, simple past and past participle raided)
From Scots raid (obsolete after Middle English but revived in the 19th-century by Walter Scott), from Old English rÄd (> English road).
- (computing) A redundant array of inexpensive disks, or, less frequently restated as a redundant array of independent disks.
raid - Computer Definition
A storage technology that distributes data across a group of physically separate hard drives configured as a single logical memory unit. As RAID stores all data on redundant drives, it provides a considerable level of fault tolerance. RAID may involve drives on multiple servers in a cluster connected via a storage area network (SAN). A simpler and less expensive approach is known as just a bunch of disks (JBOD), which essentially is a bunch of disk drivers not configured as a RAID. See also JBOD, SAN, and server.
(Redundant Array of Independent Disks) A disk subsystem that increases performance or provides fault tolerance or both. RAID uses two or more physical disk drives and a RAID controller, which is plugged into motherboards that do not have RAID circuits. Today, most motherboards have built-in RAID but not necessarily every RAID configuration (see below). In the past, RAID was also accomplished by software only but was much slower. In the late 1980s, the "I" in RAID stood for "inexpensive" but was later changed to "independent." In large storage area networks (SANs), floor-standing RAID units are common with terabytes of storage and huge amounts of cache memory. RAID is also used in desktop computers by gamers for speed and by business users for reliability. Following are the various RAID configurations. See NAS and SAN.