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Riot vs. Raid — What's the Difference?

Riot vs. Raid — What's the Difference?

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Riot

A riot () is a form of civil disorder commonly characterized by a group lashing out in a violent public disturbance against authority, property, or people. Riots typically involve destruction of property, public or private.
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Raid

A surprise attack by a small armed force.
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Riot

A wild or turbulent disturbance created by a large number of people.
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Raid

A sudden forcible entry into a place by police
A raid on a gambling den.
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Riot

(Law) A violent disturbance of the public peace by three or more persons assembled for a common purpose.
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Raid

An entrance into another's territory for the purpose of seizing goods or valuables.
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Riot

An unrestrained outbreak, as of laughter or passions.
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Raid

A predatory operation mounted against a competitor, especially an attempt to lure away the personnel or membership of a competing organization.
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Riot

A profusion
The garden was a riot of colors in August.
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Raid

An attempt to seize control of a company, as by acquiring a majority of its stock.
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Riot

Unrestrained merrymaking; revelry.
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Raid

An attempt by speculators to drive stock prices down by coordinated selling.
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Riot

Debauchery.
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Raid

To make a raid on.
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Riot

(Slang) An irresistibly funny person or thing
Isn't she a riot?.
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Raid

To conduct a raid or participate in one.
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Riot

To take part in a riot.
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Raid

(military) A quick hostile or predatory incursion or invasion in a battle.
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Riot

To live wildly or engage in uncontrolled revelry.
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Raid

An attack or invasion for the purpose of making arrests, seizing property, or plundering.
A police raid of a narcotics factory
A raid of contractors on the public treasury
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Riot

To waste (money or time) in wild or wanton living
"rioted his life out, and made an end" (Tennyson).
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Raid

(sports) An attacking movement.
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Riot

A tumultuous disturbance of the public peace by a large group of people, often involving violence or damage to property.
The protests began peacefully but turned into riots after several days.
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Raid

(Internet) An activity initiated at or towards the end of a live broadcast by the broadcaster that sends its viewers to a different broadcast, primarily intended to boost the viewership of the receiving broadcaster. This is frequently accompanied by a message in the form of a hashtag that is posted in the broadcast's chat by the viewers.
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Riot

(figurative) A wide and unconstrained variety.
In summer this flower garden is a riot of colour.
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Raid

(online gaming) A large group in a massively multiplayer online game, consisting of multiple parties who team up to defeat a powerful enemy.
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Riot

A humorous or entertaining event or person.
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Raid

(transitive) To engage in a raid against.
The police raided the gambling den.
The soldiers raided the village and burned it down.
A group of mobsters raided an art museum and stole a bunch of paintings.
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Riot

Wanton or unrestrained behavior or emotion.
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Raid

(transitive) To lure from another; to entice away from.
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Riot

(obsolete) Excessive and expensive feasting; wild and loose festivity; revelry.
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Raid

(transitive) To indulge oneself by taking from.
I raided the fridge for snacks.
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Riot

(intransitive) To create or take part in a riot; to raise an uproar or sedition.
The nuclear protesters rioted outside the military base.
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Raid

A hostile or predatory incursion; an inroad or incursion of mounted men; a sudden and rapid invasion by a cavalry force; a foray.
Marauding chief! his sole delightThe moonlight raid, the morning fight.
There are permanent conquests, temporary occupations, and occasional raids.
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Riot

To act in an unrestrained or wanton manner; to indulge in excess of feasting, luxury, etc.
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Raid

An attack or invasion for the purpose of making arrests, seizing property, or plundering; as, a raid of the police upon a gambling house; a raid of contractors on the public treasury.
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Riot

(transitive) To cause to riot; to throw into a tumult.
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Raid

To make a raid upon or into; as, two regiments raided the border counties.
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Riot

(transitive) To annoy.
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Raid

A sudden short attack
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Riot

Wanton or unrestrained behavior; uproar; tumult.
His headstrong riot hath no curb.
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Raid

An attempt by speculators to defraud investors
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Riot

Excessive and exxpensive feasting; wild and loose festivity; revelry.
Venus loveth riot and dispense.
The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed to-day.
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Raid

Search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on;
The police raided the crack house
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Riot

The tumultuous disturbance of the public peace by an unlawful assembly of three or more persons in the execution of some private object.
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Raid

Enter someone else's territory and take spoils;
The pirates raided the coastal villages regularly
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Riot

To engage in riot; to act in an unrestrained or wanton manner; to indulge in excess of luxury, feasting, or the like; to revel; to run riot; to go to excess.
Now he exact of all, wastes in delight,Riots in pleasure, and neglects the law.
No pulse that riots, and no blood that glows.
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Raid

Take over (a company) by buying a controlling interest of its stock;
T. Boone Pickens raided many large companies
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Riot

To spend or pass in riot.
[He] had rioted his life out.
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Raid

Search for something needed or desired;
Our babysitter raided our refrigerator
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Riot

A public act of violence by an unruly mob
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Riot

A state of disorder involving group violence
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Riot

A joke that seems extremely funny
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Riot

A wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
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Riot

Take part in a riot; disturb the public peace by engaging in a riot;
Students were rioting everywhere in 1968
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Riot

Engage in boisterous, drunken merry-making;
They were out carousing last night
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