Definitions of raider

n someone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war)

despoiler, freebooter, looter, pillager, plunderer, spoiler
show 5 examples...
hide 5 examples...
Khayr ad-Din
Barbary pirate (died in 1546)
Jean Laffite
French pirate who aided the United States in the War of 1812 and received an official pardon for his crimes (1780-1826)
Sir Henry Morgan
a Welsh buccaneer who raided Spanish colonies in the West Indies for the English (1635-1688)
Bartholomew Roberts
a Welsh pirate credited with having taken more than 400 ships (1682-1722)
Edward Thatch
an English pirate who operated in the Caribbean and off the Atlantic coast of North America (died in 1718)
buccaneer, pirate, sea robber, sea rover
someone who robs at sea or plunders the land from the sea without having a commission from any sovereign nation
Barbary pirate, corsair
a pirate along the Barbary Coast
sea king
a Viking pirate chief
Type of:
stealer, thief
a criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it

n a corporate investor who intends to take over a company by buying a controlling interest in its stock and installing new management

Type of:
corporate investor
a company that invests in (acquires control of) other companies

Sign up, it's free!

Whether you're a student, an educator, or a lifelong learner, can put you on the path to systematic vocabulary improvement.