Definition of raider
: one that raids: such asa : a fast lightly armed ship operating against merchant shippingb : a soldier specially trained for close-range fightingc : one that attempts a usually hostile takeover of a business corporation corporate raiders
Examples of raider in a Sentence
The village needs protection from enemy raiders.
Raiders had emptied the tomb of treasure.
He made his fortune as a corporate raider.
Recent Examples of raider from the Web
Lawn opens 8 p.m.; film 8:45 p.m. Movie: Raiders of the Lost Ark.
St. Aidan established a monastery on the island in 635 A.D, which became an international center for learning and craftsmanship before it was ransacked by Viking raiders in the late 8th Century.
In addition to whatever the phone wizards of Cupertino are whipping up for the fall, the laptop gods of Lenovo are also planning a super-special version of the all-black, corporate raider of PCs, the ThinkPad, on its 25th anniversary.
Raiders: Carr gets paid, but will face some high taxes until team moves to Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr reportedly agrees Thursday to an extension that pays $25 million per year.
In that contest, the then-nationally ranked Raiders held a 4-2 lead after six innings, but the Titans scored three runs in the top of the seventh to take a 5-4 lead.
The Mummy Tom Cruise stars in Universal's reboot of the franchise as a tomb raider who accidentally awakens a mummy played by Sofia Boutella.
Raiders coach Jack Del Rio showed the 31-year-old Lynch still has some gas left in the tank on the field.
A warning gives residents time to dismantle the radios, grab belongings and hide until the raiders are gone.
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First Known Use of raider
RAIDER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of raider for English Language Learners
: a person who suddenly and unexpectedly attacks a place or group
: a person who enters a place in order to steal or take something
: a person who tries to take control of a business by buying a lot of its stock
Legal Definition of raider
: one that attempts a usually hostile takeover of a business corporation — compare white knight
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