verb (used without object)
to roam or go around in quest of plunder; make a raid for booty:
Freebooters were marauding all across the territory.
verb (used with object)
to raid for plunder (often used passively):
At the war’s end the country had been marauded by returning bands of soldiers.
Archaic. the act of .
to wander or raid in search of plunder
an archaic word for foray
1690s, agent noun from maraud (v.).
1690s, from French marauder (17c.), from Middle French maraud “rascal” (15c.), of unknown origin, perhaps from French dialectal maraud “tomcat,” echoic of its cry. A word popularized in several languages during the Thirty Years War (cf. Spanish merodear, German marodiren “to maraud,” marodebruder “straggler, deserter”) by punning association with Count Mérode, imperialist general. Related: Marauded; marauding.
[muh-raw-ding] /məˈrɔ dɪŋ/ adjective 1. engaged in raiding for plunder, especially roaming about and ravaging an area: marauding bands of outlaws. 2. undertaken for plunder: a marauding raid. [muh-rawd] /məˈrɔd/ verb (used without object) 1. to roam or go around in quest of plunder; make a raid for booty: Freebooters were marauding all across the […]
[mar-uh-vey-dee] /ˌmær əˈveɪ di/ noun, plural maravedis. 1. a former gold coin issued by the Moors in Spain. 2. a former minor copper coin of Spain, discontinued in 1848. /ˌmærəˈveɪdɪ/ noun (pl) -dis 1. any of various Spanish coins of copper or gold
[mahr-buh-lahyz] /ˈmɑr bəˌlaɪz/ verb (used with object), marbelized, marbelizing. 1. .
[mahr-ve-lyah, -yah] /mɑrˈvɛ lyɑ, -yɑ/ noun 1. a seaport in S Spain, on the Mediterranean: resort center. /maːˈbeijə/ noun 1. a coastal resort in S Spain, on the Costa del Sol. Pop: 100 000 (2004 est)