AskDefine | Define loot

Dictionary Definition

loot

Noun

1 goods or money obtained illegally [syn: booty, pillage, plunder, prize, swag, dirty money]

Verb

1 take illegally; of intellectual property; "This writer plundered from famous authors" [syn: plunder]
2 steal goods; take as spoils; "During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners" [syn: plunder, despoil, reave, strip, rifle, ransack, pillage, foray]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From Hindustani लूट / lūt. (spoil, booty) < लुण्टा lu.nt.ā

Pronunciation

Homophones

Noun

  1. The proceeds of theft, robbery etc., swag, contraband.
  2. Money

Translations

The proceeds of theft, robbery etc., swag, contraband
Money

Verb

  1. to steal, especially as part of war, riot or other group violence.

Translations

Extensive Definition

Loot usually refers to treasure or wealth that is found or stolen.
Loot may refer to:

See also

Loot (A company programme), Leave Office On Time(準時放工) OR Leave Office Over Time(超時放工)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abduct, assault, attack, barbarize, batter, blackmail, boodle, booty, brutalize, burn, butcher, carry off, carry on, depredate, despoil, destroy, dough, filthy lucre, fleece, forage, foray, freeboot, gelt, go on, graft, greenbacks, gut, hammer, haul, hot goods, jack, kidnap, knock off, knock over, lay waste, lettuce, lift, lucre, maraud, maul, moolah, mug, perks, perquisite, pickings, pillage, plunder, pork barrel, prey on, prize, public till, public trough, rage, raid, ramp, rampage, ransack, rant, rape, ravage, rave, raven, ravish, reive, relieve, rifle, riot, roar, rob, ruin, sack, savage, seizure, shanghai, slaughter, sow chaos, spoil, spoils, spoils of office, spoliate, squeeze, stealings, stick up, stolen goods, storm, swag, sweep, take, tear, tear around, terrorize, throttle, till, vandalize, violate, wreck
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