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N. a rapid surprise attack on an enemy by troops, aircraft, or other armed forces in warfare: a bombing raid. v. conduct a raid on: officers raided thirty homes ...

Raid

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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2013

... Baedeker raids See under baedeker . Jameson Raid See under jameson . Tip and run raid See under tip...

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002

... n. a rapid surprise attack on an enemy by troops, aircraft, or other armed forces in warfare: a bombing raid. v. conduct a raid on: officers raided thirty homes yesterday. raider ...

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A Dictionary of Computer Science (7 ed.)

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2016
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Science and technology, Mathematics and Computer Science
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...disks ), which at the time were used on mainframe systems. Four RAID levels—0, 1, 3, 5—have been found to be commercially attractive; however, each has drawbacks when applied in products. RAID product developers frequently improve upon the data mapping and redundancy protection models outlined in the original paper. This is achieved by combining RAID levels and\or combining RAID data mapping with other technologies such as caching. The RAID level 0 and the Berkeley RAID levels are as follows. RAID 0 or Disk Striping Data is distributed uniformly in chunks ...

air raid

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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...raid an attack in which bombs are dropped from aircraft onto a ground...

premium raid

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The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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2005

...raid (USA) . American term for a dawn raid . It derives its name from the willingness of the buyer to pay a premium to the market for the acquired...

bear raid

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The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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2005

...raid . A market manipulation practice of selling short at prices below that of previous deals in order to encourage the price to trade down so as to be able to repurchase at a profit. Sometimes the bear raids are accompanied by (unfounded) rumours designed to cause the price to fall. In some jurisdictions bear raids are...

POL raid

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002

...raid a military operation of limited duration conducted for the purpose of destroying enemy petroleum dumps or obtaining petroleum supplies for one's own...

dawn raid

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A Dictionary of Economics (5 ed.)

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2017
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Social sciences, Economics
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...dawn raid A move without notice by one firm to buy a substantial number of shares in another firm. Most stock exchanges impose a limit on the number of shares that can be bought without giving notice of a takeover bid ; a dawn raid is often the prelude to a formal...

incendiary raid

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002

...raid an attack, usually by bomber aircraft, involving the delivery of incendiary bombs or devices with the intention of damaging enemy military installations or civilian areas by causing widespread...

dawn raid

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (5 ed.)

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2014

...raid An attempt by one company or investor to acquire a significant holding in the equity of another company by instructing brokers to buy all the shares available in that company as soon as the stock exchange opens, usually before the target company knows that it is, in fact, a target. The dawn raid may provide a significant stake from which to launch a takeover bid . The conduct of dawn raids is now restricted by the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers...

dawn raid

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (6 ed.)

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2018

...raid An attempt by one company or investor to acquire a significant holding in the equity of another company by instructing brokers to buy all the shares available in that company as soon as the stock exchange opens, usually before the target company knows that it is, in fact, a target. The dawn raid may provide a significant stake from which to launch a takeover bid . The conduct of dawn raids is now restricted by the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers...

dawn raid

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A Dictionary of Business and Management (6 ed.)

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2016
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Social sciences, Business and Management
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85 words

...raid An attempt by one company or investor to acquire a significant holding in the equity of another company by instructing brokers to buy all the shares available in that company as soon as the stock exchange opens, usually before the target company knows that it is, in fact, a target. The dawn raid may provide a significant stake from which to launch a takeover bid . The conduct of dawn raids is now restricted by the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers...

dawn raid

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A Dictionary of Accounting (5 ed.)

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2016
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Social sciences, Business and Management
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84 words

...raid An attempt by one company or investor to acquire a significant holding in the equity of another company by instructing brokers to buy all the shares available in that company as soon as the stock exchange opens, usually before the target company knows that it is, in fact, a target. The dawn raid may provide a significant stake from which to launch a takeover bid . The conduct of dawn raids is restricted by the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers...

Rotterdam raid

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The Oxford Companion to World War II

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...raid , mounted on 14 May 1940 to force this Dutch city to capitulate quickly after German paratroopers had previously landed to seize its bridges. The raid was cancelled when surrender discussions started, but the abort message did not reach the aircraft and 57 out of 100 dropped their bombs before an emergency flare signal was seen. These were aimed at military targets and used no incendiaries, but 2.8 sq. km. (1.1 sq. mi.) of the city centre was destroyed, between 800 and 980 civilians were killed, and a few hours later the Dutch government...

Bruneval raid

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The Oxford Companion to World War II

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...raid . British airborne operation mounted on the night of 27/28 February 1942 to obtain details and parts of the German Würzburg radar set adapted to control night fighters opposing the Allied strategic air offensive against Germany ( see also Kammhuber Line ). After photographic reconnaissance had revealed a set at Bruneval near Le Havre, details of the area and the defences were obtained from further air reconnaissance and from the French resistance. Diversionary bombing raids were then mounted while paratroops and an RAF radar mechanic were...

Cattle raid

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The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

...raid The theme of the cattle raid is part of a complex cattle cycle that reflects the central role of cattle to ancient economy, religion, and mythology. The theme is particularly associated with the Indo-Europeans and, therefore, with India , Iran , Greece, Rome, and the Germanic and Celtic lands. Mythologist Bruce Lincoln has developed a hypothetical proto– Indo-European cattle raid myth, based on cattle raid myths from all of the above cultures, in which an Indo-European ( Aryan ) hero has his cattle stolen by a three-headed serpent-monster, one...

Vaagso raid

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The Oxford Companion to World War II

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2003

...raid , mounted by British and Norwegian commandos on 27 December 1941 against these German-occupied islands at the entrance to Nordfjord, central Norway. It was a pinprick operation designed to prevent German troops being moved to the Eastern Front to take part in the German–Soviet war , and was an early British effort in Combined Operations and amphibious warfare . German military installations were wrecked while the Royal Navy neutralized nearby batteries. A diversionary raid was carried out at the same time against the Lofoten Islands...

Doolittle Raid

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002

...Raid a daring raid of aircraft-carrier launched American bombers on Tokyo in April 1942 . Plans for a precision-targeted campaign had to be abandoned at the last minute owing to unexpected obstacles, but the sixteen planes that took part succeeded in destroying military and industrial targets all over the city. The incident is named for Lt. Col. James H. Doolittle , leader of the...

Zeebrugge raid

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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2015
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65 words

...raid ( 23 April 1918 ) A raid on a German U-boat base in Belgium during World War I. During the night of 22–23 April 1918 a force led by Admiral Keyes attacked the base sinking three blockships in the channel and almost closing it. More effective but less dramatic was the line of deep mines that he laid across the Straits of...

Entebbe raid

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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2015
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96 words

...raid (July 3–4, 1976 ) The rescue of 103 hostages on a French aeroplane by an Israeli commando squad. The flight from Israel to France had been hijacked by Palestinian terrorists on June 27 and forced to land at Entebbe, Uganda. The hijackers freed 258 non-Israeli passengers but held the rest, demanding the release of 53 imprisoned terrorists. The squad of Israeli soldiers rescued most of the hostages within an hour of arriving in Entebbe and only three hostages, one soldier, and seven terrorists were killed. The success of the raid won Israel...

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