Synonyms for air raid

Grammar : Noun

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Définition of air raid

Origin :
  • 1914, from air (n.1) + raid (n.); originally in reference to British attacks Sept. 22, 1914, on Zeppelin bases at Cologne and Düsseldorf in World War I. The German word is Fliegerangriff "aviator-attack," and if Old English had survived into the 20th century our word instead might be fleogendeongrype.
  • One didn't dare to inhale for fear of breathing it in. It was the sound of eighteen hundred airplanes approaching Hamburg from the south at an unimaginable height. We had already experienced two hundred or even more air raids, among them some very heavy ones, but this was something completely new. And yet there was an immediate recognition: this was what everyone had been waiting for, what had hung for months like a shadow over everything we did, making us weary. It was the end. [Hans Erich Nossack, "Der Untergang," 1942]
  • noun aerial bombardment
Example sentences :
  • As we were putting them into the vans the signal came that an air raid was on.
  • Extract from : « Patchwork » by Anna Balmer Myers
  • Yet before their soup had been fairly served an air raid was upon them.
  • Extract from : « With the Doughboy in France » by Edward Hungerford
  • A woman was taken to an asylum a raving lunatic after an air raid.
  • Extract from : « The Modern Pistol and How to Shoot It » by Walter Winans
  • The sequel of this first air raid was long a subject of discussion.
  • Extract from : « Wounded and a Prisoner of War » by Malcolm V. (Malcolm Vivian) Hay
  • "A good night for a German air raid," said one of the officers.
  • Extract from : « Now It Can Be Told » by Philip Gibbs
  • The air raid was over at 10, so our patients were allowed to return.
  • Extract from : « My Diary in Serbia: April 1, 1915-Nov. 1, 1915 » by Monica M. Stanley
  • An air raid on the German lines by a fleet of these machines had been planned.
  • Extract from : « Air Service Boys Over The Rhine » by Charles Amory Beach
  • Perhaps there had been a German air raid under cover of the mist.
  • Extract from : « Cavalry of the Clouds » by Alan Bott
  • The town hadn't had an air raid for weeks, and it looked a port of peace.
  • Extract from : « Everyman's Land » by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • I heard in the morning that he had slept through an air raid!
  • Extract from : « Everyman's Land » by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson

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