Definitions for: Loot

[n] goods or money obtained illegally
[n] informal terms for money
[v] steal goods; take as spoils; "During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners"
[v] take illegally; of intellectual property; "This writer plundered from famous authors"

Webster (1913) Definition: Loot, n. [Hind. l?t, Skr. l?tra, l?ptra, booty, lup to
break, spoil; prob. akin to E. rob.]
1. The act of plundering.

2. Plunder; booty; especially, the boot taken in a conquered
or sacked city.

Loot, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Looted; p. pr. & vb. n.
To plunder; to carry off as plunder or a prize lawfully
obtained by war.

Looting parties . . . ransacking the houses.

Synonyms: booty, bread, cabbage, despoil, dinero, dough, foray, gelt, kale, lucre, moolah, pelf, pillage, pillage, plunder, plunder, prize, ransack, reave, rifle, shekels, strip, swag

See Also: cut, deplume, displume, money, steal, stolen property, take

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