spoils or plunder taken by pillaging, as in war.
anything taken by dishonesty, force, stealth, etc.: a burglar's loot.
a collection of valued objects: The children shouted and laughed as they opened their Christmas loot.
Slang. money: You'll have a fine time spending all that loot.
the act of looting or plundering: to take part in the loot of a conquered city.
(in a video game) valuable items that can be claimed from a defeated enemy or cache: I was hoping for new armor, but this loot was pretty disappointing.
to carry off or take (something) as loot: to loot a nation's art treasures.
to despoil by taking loot; plunder or pillage (a city, house, etc.), as in war: The invaders looted temples and shrines.
to rob, as by burglary or corrupt activity in public office: to loot the public treasury.
(in a video game) to collect (items from a defeated enemy or cache): Loot all of the bodies and treasure chests before you exit the dungeon.
to take loot; plunder: The conquerors looted and robbed.
- looter, noun
Other definitions for loot (2 of 2)
simple past tense of let1.
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How to use loot in a sentence
Yes, the industry is being smothered with big-budget “live service” games that offer endless loot, and many of these games struggle.‘Godfall’ impressions: A solid, sometimes boring adventure | Gene Park | November 11, 2020 | Washington Post
Greece claims they were looted from the Parthenon by a nefarious British Indiana Jones character in the early 1800s.
The route taken by the stolen art objects is now well documented: the German forces looted about thirty-eight thousand apartments.My Grandfather's War: Recovering the Art the Nazis Stole | Anne Sinclair | October 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Edmond began the inventory of looted objects after the liberation and before Paul returned to France.My Grandfather's War: Recovering the Art the Nazis Stole | Anne Sinclair | October 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The troops looted equipment and generally trashed the place.Obama’s ‘Yemen Model’ for the War on ISIS Is a Wreck | Shuaib Almosawa | September 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
On the same block, Northland Chop Suey, a Chinese restaurant, has been looted at least two times.Ferguson's Other Race Problem: Riots Damaged Asian-Owned Stores | Tim Mak | August 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Moros possessed a large number of Remington rifles, looted from the Spaniards, on whom they had often made surprise raids.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
The Germans looted the place and smashed the mirrors over the mantelpiece, whilst there is a bullet hole through the door.Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie | George Brenton Laurie
I have some looted straw on the clay, and here I sit and shiver, with my greatcoat and a blanket and mud up to my eyes.Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie | George Brenton Laurie
Long ere this he would have looted the treasure chests and swept her up on his racing elephant had he dared.The Adventures of Kathlyn | Harold MacGrath
The buzz of the communication screen—one of the few things in the room that hadn't been looted somewhere—interrupted him.Space Viking | Henry Beam Piper
British Dictionary definitions for loot
goods stolen during pillaging, as in wartime, during riots, etc
goods, money, etc, obtained illegally
informal money or wealth
the act of looting or plundering
to pillage (a city, settlement, etc) during war or riots
to steal (money or goods), esp during pillaging
- looter, noun
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