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 for raid
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Raid \Raid\ (r[=a]d), 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.
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              Marauding chief! his sole delight
              The moonlight raid, the morning fight. --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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              There are permanent conquests, temporary
              occupations, and occasional raids.    --H. Spenser.
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     Note: A Scottish word which came into common use in the
           United States during the Civil War, and was soon
           extended in its application.
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     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.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Raid \Raid\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Raided; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Raiding.]
     To make a raid upon or into; as, two regiments raided the
     border counties.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  raid
      n 1: a sudden short attack [syn: foray, raid, maraud]
      2: an attempt by speculators to defraud investors
      v 1: search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on;
           "The police raided the crack house" [syn: raid, bust]
      2: enter someone else's territory and take spoils; "The pirates
         raided the coastal villages regularly" [syn: foray into,
         raid]
      3: take over (a company) by buying a controlling interest of its
         stock; "T. Boone Pickens raided many large companies"
      4: search for something needed or desired; "Our babysitter
         raided our refrigerator"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  104 Moby Thesaurus words for "raid":
     air attack, air raid, air strike, assault, attack, banditry,
     bear raid, blitz, board, boarding, brigandage, brigandism,
     bull raid, bust, corner, corner in, depredate, depredation,
     descend upon, despoil, despoiling, despoilment, despoliation,
     devastate, direption, escalade, expedition, fire raid, fleece,
     forage, foraging, foray, freeboot, freebooting, gut, harass, harry,
     incursion, inroad, inundate, invade, invasion, irruption, loot,
     looting, make a raid, make an inroad, manipulation, maraud,
     marauding, monopoly, onset, onslaught, overrun, overswarm,
     overwhelm, pillage, pillaging, plunder, plundering, pounce upon,
     prey on, raiding, ransack, ransacking, rape, rapine, ravage,
     ravagement, ravaging, raven, ravish, ravishment, razzia, reive,
     reiving, rifle, rifling, rigging, rob, sack, sacking, sally,
     saturation raid, scale, scale the walls, scaling, set upon,
     shuttle raid, sortie, spoil, spoiling, spoliate, spoliation, storm,
     strip, surprise attack, sweep, swoop down on, swoop down upon,
     take by storm, wash sale, washing, waste
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  RAID
         Redundant Array of Independent / Inexpensive Disks (HDD, RAID)
         

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  RAID
  
     Redundant Arrays of Independent Disks
  

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