To rove and raid in search of plunder.
To raid or pillage for spoils.
To rove in search of plunder; make raids.
To raid; plunder; pillage.
The act of marauding.
Origin of maraud
- French marauder from maraud tomcat, vagabond
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From French marauder, derivative of maraud (“rogue, vagabond"), from Middle French maraud (“rascal"), from Old French *marault (“beggar, vagabond"), from marir, marrir (“to trouble, stray, lose ones way, be lost"), from Old Frankish *marrijan (“to neglect, hinder"), from Proto-Germanic *marzijanÄ… (“to neglect, hinder, spoil"), from Proto-Indo-European *mers- (“to trouble, confuse, ignore, forget"), + Old French suffix -ault, -aud. Cognate with Old High German marrjan, marren (“to obstruct, hinder"), Old Saxon merrian (“to hinder, waste"), Gothic ðŒ¼ðŒ°ð‚ðŒ¶ðŒ¾ðŒ°ðŒ½ (marzjan, “to offend"). Related to mar.