Maraud Definition

mə-rôd
marauds
verb
marauds
To rove in search of plunder; make raids.
Webster's New World
To raid; plunder; pillage.
Webster's New World

(intransitive) To move about in roving fashion looking for plunder.

A marauding band.
Wiktionary

(intransitive) To go about aggressively or in a predatory manner.

Wiktionary
Antonyms:
noun
The act of marauding.
Webster's New World
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Origin of Maraud

  • 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 𐌼𐌰𐍂𐌶𐌾𐌰𐌽 (marzjan, “to offend"). Related to mar.

    From Wiktionary

  • French marauder from maraud tomcat, vagabond

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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