AskDefine | Define maraud

Dictionary Definition

maraud n : a sudden short attack [syn: foray, raid] v : raid and rove in search of booty; "marauding rebels overran the countryside"

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

marault (“vagabond”) through French.

Verb

  1. To move about in roving fashion looking for plunder.
    a marauding band
  2. To raid and pillage.

Usage notes

The verb and adjective are more common as “marauding”.

Translations

intransitive: to move about in roving fashion looking for plunder
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