1. [ noun ] goods or money obtained illegally
Synonyms: loot prize booty swag dirty_money pillage
Related terms: stolen_property cut loot
2. [ verb ] (criminal law) take illegally; of intellectual property
Synonyms: loot

: "This writer plundered from famous authors"

Related terms: steal crime
3. [ verb ] plunder (a town) after capture
Synonyms: sack

"the barbarians sacked Rome"

Related terms: take plunderage sack plundering destroy
4. [ verb ] (criminal law) steal goods; take as spoils
Synonyms: ransack rifle despoil foray strip pillage reave loot

"During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners"

Related terms: take deplume loot plunderer looting spoil plundering
5. [ verb ] destroy and strip of its possession
Synonyms: despoil violate spoil rape

"The soldiers raped the beautiful country"

Related terms: destroy spoil spoil plundering rape
Similar spelling:   plunderer