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4 definitions found
 for maraud
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  maraud \ma*raud"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Marauded; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Marauding.] [F. marauder, fr. maraud vagabond, OF.
     marault; of uncertain origin, perh. for malault, fr.
     (assumed) LL. malaldus; fr. L. malus bad, ill + a suffix of
     German origin (cf. Herald). Cf. Malice.]
     To rove in quest of plunder; to make an excursion for booty;
     to plunder. "Marauding hosts." --Milman.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Maraud \Ma*raud"\, n.
     An excursion for plundering.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  maraud
      n 1: a sudden short attack [syn: foray, raid, maraud]
      v 1: raid and rove in search of booty; "marauding rebels overran
           the countryside"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  24 Moby Thesaurus words for "maraud":
     depredate, despoil, fleece, forage, foray, freeboot, gut, harass,
     harry, loot, pillage, plunder, prey on, raid, ransack, ravage,
     raven, ravish, reive, rifle, sack, spoil, spoliate, sweep
  
  

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