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marauder

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n marauder someone who attacks in search of booty
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Marauder A rover in quest of booty or plunder; a plunderer; one who pillages.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n marauder One who marauds; a rover in quest of booty or plunder; a plunderer; especially, one of a number of soldiers or of an organized band engaged in spoliation.
    • n marauder Synonyms Freebooter, etc. See robber.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Marauder one who roves in quest of booty or plunder
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Maraud (v.): cf. F. maraudeur,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. maraud, rogue; prob. O. Fr. mar-ir, to wander—Old High Ger. marrjan, to hinder.

Usage

In literature:

But the spot had already been visited by marauders.
"The Three Brides, Love in a Cottage, and Other Tales" by Francis A. Durivage
She had the telegraph-messenger and some possible marauder to watch for.
"The Debtor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Knowing this, the old house dealer, immediately he has bought a structure, makes it as weather-tight and marauder-proof as possible.
"If You're Going to Live in the Country" by Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
We'll hustle out there the minute school is over to-morrow, and be ready to receive the marauders when they arrive.
"Grace Harlowe's Junior Year at High School" by Jessie Graham Flower
His only real chance now was to outrun or outmaneuver the marauders.
"Tom Swift and The Visitor from Planet X" by Victor Appleton
In fact they were about to carry off, in the rear of the army, our wounded and our marauders.
"History of the Expedition to Russia" by Count Philip de Segur
Dusk hid our approach; and the absence of the dogs that usually infest Indian camps told us that these fellows were marauders.
"Heralds of Empire" by Agnes C. Laut
Only the anchor string prevented the marauder from getting away with his booty.
"Ways of Wood Folk" by William J. Long
And hear the grim marauder shake out the reefs of storm!
"Ballads of Lost Haven" by Bliss Carman
It is no use leaving that to be divided between the marauders.
"Orange and Green" by G. A. Henty
Around it were the ever-restless marauders of Isauria.
"The Arian Controversy" by H. M. Gwatkin
Later on, marauding armies of Goths, Saracens, and Hungarians, successively passing through, destroyed this refuge.
"The Story of the Innumerable Company, and Other Sketches" by David Starr Jordan
Silently, deftly, the midnight marauder plucked handful after handful of the reed thatch away and enlarged the opening.
"Jack Haydon's Quest" by John Finnemore
Not a sign of the marauding Indians had they seen.
"Ted Strong in Montana" by Edward C. Taylor
So these two marauders stared until she raised a hand slowly and then pointed down.
"Riders of the Silences" by John Frederick
Settlement after settlement, the marauders raided.
"Canada: the Empire of the North" by Agnes C. Laut
That they are on the maraud is evidenced by the absence of tents.
"The Lone Ranche" by Captain Mayne Reid
At times levies were called out, and many of these marauders were killed.
"On the Irrawaddy" by G. A. Henty
Here was the nocturnal marauder of Doom, or the very devil was in it!
"Doom Castle" by Neil Munro
I had now but little doubt that we were on some marauding expedition.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
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In poetry:

Marauders in their clanking mail
Ride from thy gates no more,—
Lords of the Skerries' cruel rocks,
Masters of sea and shore.
"Dunluce Castle" by Sarah Orne Jewett
Better than eagle, with far-towering nerve
But downward bent, greedy, marauding eye,
Guest of the flowers, thou art: unhurt they serve
Thee, little angel of a lower sky!
"A Better Thing" by George MacDonald
So the grim marauders of Grimy Dan
Sailed the greasy Frying Pan into the bay
Where the Derby Hat all spick and span
A-drying her clothes in the offing lay.
"Ho!" cried the pirate, and likewise, "Hum!
Edam Schnapps and Jamaica Rum!"
"The Battle of Clothesline Bay" by Wallace Irwin

In news:

McMaster Marauders hoping to roll past Calgary for berth in Vanier Cup.
McMaster Marauders crush Calgary Dinos in Mitchell Bowl.
Quinlan's suspension had silver lining for McMaster Marauders.
McMaster Marauders cap perfect OUA season.
rain-sodden springs, drought-withered summers, Biblical hordes of voracious, marauding birds ?
He was a WWII Army veteran, where he was a Merrill's Marauder and he also served in Here's Your Infantry.
The edges are smoother and the choruses more pronounced than before, but they're still as marauding and feral as ever.
A marauding vandal targeted the beep 's wheels — and nine others belonging to government officials.
The Marauders moved up in the power rankings and gained even more momentum after a big victory over their cross-valley rival in their final game of the 2012 regular season.
The Eagles, bolstered by a hot start to the game, cruised to a 45-0 victory over Bridgeport in a Class 3A Division II Region II bi-district showdown at Marauder Stadium on Friday night.
Marauder Men's Jacket and Burlesque Women's Jacket.
Niko Hansen scored a hat trick to help the Marauders to a 4-0 Sac-Joaquin Section Division 1 semifinal victory.
This year's 4-1 start proves the Marauders accomplished their goal.
Mingus running back Tyler Herndon and his talented Marauder teammates were too much for the Longhorns to overcome in a 54-0 Division IV shellacking played Oct 5 in Mingus.
McMaster Marauder head coach Sefan Ptaszek (left) and Laval Rouge et Or head coach Glen Constantin pose with the Vanier Cup at BC Place Stadium on Tuesday.
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