Definitions for: Maraud

[n] a sudden short attack
[v] search for plunder
[v] raid and rove in search of booty; "marauding rebels overran the countryside"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Ma*raud", n.
An excursion for plundering.

Synonyms: foray, raid

See Also: air attack, air raid, foray into, incursion, look for, penetration, raid, search, seek, swoop

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