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Meaning of LOOT

Pronunciation:  loot

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  goods or money obtained illegally
  2. [n]  informal terms for money
  3. [v]  steal goods; take as spoils; "During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners"
  4. [v]  take illegally; of intellectual property; "This writer plundered from famous authors"

LOOT is a 4 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: booty, bread, cabbage, despoil, dinero, dough, foray, gelt, kale, lucre, moolah, pelf, pillage, pillage, plunder, plunder, prize, ransack, reave, rifle, shekels, strip, swag
 See Also: cut, deplume, displume, money, steal, stolen property, take



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Loot\, n. [Hind. l?t, Skr. l?tra, l?ptra, booty, lup to
    break, spoil; prob. akin to E. rob.]
    1. The act of plundering.
    2. Plunder; booty; especially, the boot taken in a conquered
       or sacked city.
  2. \Loot\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Looted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To plunder; to carry off as plunder or a prize lawfully
    obtained by war.
          Looting parties . . . ransacking the houses.
Thesaurus Terms
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