Associations to the word «Raider»

Wiktionary

RAIDER, noun. One who engages in a raid; a plunderer.
RAIDER, noun. (business) A person who takes or attempts to take control of a firm against the will of current management by purchasing a controlling interest of stock and acquiring proxies.
RAIDER, noun. (military) A special forces operative; a commando.
RAIDER, noun. (military) (naval) A warship which is light, maneuverable, and fast-moving.
RAIDER, noun. (informal) A person who uncovers evidence of improper behavior within governmental or private organizations.

Dictionary definition

RAIDER, noun. Someone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war).
RAIDER, noun. A corporate investor who intends to take over a company by buying a controlling interest in its stock and installing new management.

Wise words

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Nathaniel Hawthorne