1) N-COUNT Raiders are people who enter a building or place by force in order to steal something. [BRIT]

The raiders escaped with cash and jewellery.

robber, thief
2) N-COUNT Raiders are soldiers who make a sudden armed attack on a place, with the aim of causing damage or taking something, rather than occupying any of the enemy's land.

The raiders continued on their mission - to seek out and destroy American air and sea forces.

3) See also corporate raider

English dictionary. 2008.

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