Definitions for: Pillage

[n] the act of stealing valuable things from a place; "the plundering of Rome"; "his plundering of the great authors"
[n] goods or money obtained illegally
[v] steal goods; take as spoils; "During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners"

Webster (1913) Definition: Pil"lage, n. [F., fr. piller to plunder. See Pill to
1. The act of pillaging; robbery. --Shak.

2. That which is taken from another or others by open force,
particularly and chiefly from enemies in war; plunder;
spoil; booty.

Which pillage they with merry march bring home.

Syn: Plunder; rapine; spoil; depredation.

Usage: Pillage, Plunder. Pillage refers particularly to
the act of stripping the sufferers of their goods,
while plunder refers to the removal of the things thus
taken; but the words are freely interchanged.

Pil"lage, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Pillaged; p. pr. & vb.
n. Pillaging.]
To strip of money or goods by open violence; to plunder; to
spoil; to lay waste; as, to pillage the camp of an enemy.

Mummius . . . took, pillaged, and burnt their city.

Pil"lage, v. i.
To take spoil; to plunder; to ravage.

They were suffered to pillage wherever they went.

Synonyms: booty, despoil, foray, loot, loot, pillaging, plunder, plunder, plundering, prize, ransack, reave, rifle, strip, swag

See Also: aggression, banditry, cut, deplume, depredation, despoilation, despoilment, despoliation, devastation, displume, hostility, looting, predation, rape, rapine, ravaging, robbery, spoil, spoilation, spoliation, stolen property, take

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