American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To rove and raid in search of plunder.
- v. To raid or pillage for spoils.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To rove in quest of plunder; make an excursion for booty; go about for robbery: used especially of the despoiling action of soldiers in time of war, or of organized bands of robbers or pirates.
- n. Spoliation by marauders.
- v. intransitive To move about in roving fashion looking for plunder.
- v. transitive To raid and pillage.
- v. To act aggressively.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To rove in quest of plunder; to make an excursion for booty; to plunder.
- n. An excursion for plundering.
- n. a sudden short attack
- v. raid and rove in search of booty
- 1690, from French marauder, derivative of maraud ("rogue, vagabond"), from Middle French maraud ("rascal"), from Old French marault ("beggar, vagabond"), from marir, marrir ("to trouble, stray, lose ones way, be lost"), from Frankish *marrjan (“to neglect, hinder”), from Proto-Germanic *marzijanan (“to neglect, hinder, spoil”), from Proto-Indo-European *mers- (“to trouble, confuse, ignore, forget”), + Old French suffix -ault, -aud. Cognate with Old High German marrjan, marren ("to obstruct, hinder"), Old Saxon merrian ("to hinder, waste"), Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐍂𐌶𐌾𐌰𐌽 (marzjan, "to offend"). Related to mar. (Wiktionary)
- French marauder, from maraud, tomcat, vagabond. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“We are a race of land-robbers and sea-robbers we Anglo-Saxons, and small wonder, when we suckle at the breasts of a breed of women such as maraud my poppy field.”
“We are a race of land-robbers and sea-robbers, we Anglo-Saxons, and small wonder, when we suckle at the breasts of a breed of women such as maraud my poppy field.”
“Comanche nation was itself keeping the treaty, there were several smaller independent tribes accustomed to make "maraud" upon the frontier settlements, chiefly to steal horses, or whatever chanced in their way.”
“Moyes pushed him further forward and encouraged him to break off the ball and maraud into central positions in support of Saha.”
“But why, I asked, would soldiers maraud the countryside on a murder-and-kidnapping spree?”
“Billed as "a crime book for the 9th Century," this comic features the brothers Finn and Egil, "hungry men" who maraud across the Nordic landscape with reckless abandon, grabbing hard and fast at wealth wherever they can find it, and perhaps something more intangible.”
“Should Dani Alves and Eric Abidal maraud forward the Argentinian would utilise the space down the sides.”
“John Terry - 7Clearly enjoys working with David Luiz, with the captain content to sit deep and allow his partner to maraud forward in possession.”
“Javier Hernández - 7His combination play with Rooney was slick, his pace on the turf surprising when he was allowed the chance to run on to balls slipped from midfield and maraud down the channels.”
“Clichy 6 Ever keen to maraud forward but the feeling persists that he can be exposed defensively.”
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