[ loot ]
/ lut /
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.
act of looting or plundering: to take part in the loot of a conquered city.
verb (used with object)
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.
to rob, as by burglary or corrupt activity in public office: to loot the public treasury.
verb (used without object)
to take loot; plunder: The conquerors looted and robbed.
Words nearby loot
Origin of loot1
1780–90; < Hindi lūṭ, akin to Sanskrit luṇṭhati (he) steals
OTHER WORDS FROM lootloot·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for looters'
/ (luːt) /
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
Derived forms of lootlooter, noun
Word Origin for loot
C19: from Hindi lūt
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