Pronunciation: (rād),[key] —n. 1. a sudden assault or attack, as upon something to be seized or suppressed: a police raid on a gambling ring. 2. Mil.a sudden attack on the enemy, as by air or by a small land force.
3. a vigorous, large-scale effort to lure away a competitor's employees, members, etc.
4. Finance.a concerted attempt of speculators to force stock prices down.
—v.t. 1. to make a raid on.
2. to steal from; loot: a worry that the investment fund is being raided. 3. to entice away from another: Large companies are raiding key personnel from smaller companies. 4. to indulge oneself by taking from, esp. in order to eat: raiding the cookie jar.