AskDefine | Define raider

Dictionary Definition

raider

Noun

1 someone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war) [syn: plunderer, pillager, looter, spoiler, despoiler, freebooter]
2 a corporate investor who intends to take over a company by buying a controlling interest in its stock and installing new management

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English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. One who engages in a raid.
  2. pirate.

Extensive Definition

A raider or raiders can refer to those who participate in a military raid or to:
in Food:
  • Space Raiders, a brand of crisps. Its logo bears a reasonable resemblance to the Tomb Raider logo - and is possibly a parody.
in sports organizations:
in military organizations:
in military vehicles:
in video games:
  • Battle Realms, an RTS game feature East Asia with the Raiders as 2 tier units of the Serpent Clan
  • Star Raiders, a computer game for the Atari video game system
  • Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, a series of video games, comic books, movies, animations and novels (ect..) - centring around Lara Croft's journeys around the globe, in search of priceless trinkets and artefacts.
  • Ace Combat, a Playstation and Xbox 360 based RPG and the Raiders are a gaming clan for non-online Multiplayer competition
in books
in movies:
in television:
in other people and organizations:
in school mascots:
  • "Raider", the old name for Twix in some European countries
raider in German: Raider
raider in Dutch: Raider
raider in Ukrainian: Рейдери

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