AskDefine | Define loot

Dictionary Definition



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


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



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




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


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


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


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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