booty

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n booty goods or money obtained illegally
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Booty That which is seized by violence or obtained by robbery, especially collective spoil taken in war; plunder; pillage.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n booty Spoil taken from an enemy in war; plunder; pillage.
    • n booty That which is seized by violence and robbery.
    • n booty A prize; gain: without reference to its being taken by force.
    • n booty Synonyms Plunder, etc. See pillage, n.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Booty bōōt′i spoil taken in war or by force: plunder, a prize
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Quotations

  • Andre Breton
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    “Nothing retains less of desire in art, in science, than this will to industry, booty, possession.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Icel. bȳti, exchange, barter, Sw. byte, barter, booty, Dan. bytte,; akin to D. buit, booty, G. beute, and fr. Icel. byta, Sw. byta, Dan. bytte, to distribute, exchange. The Scandinavian word was influenced in English by boot, profit
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ice. býti, share—býta, to divide.

Usage

In literature:

Our difficulty is not to capture booty, but to dispose of it.
"On the Irrawaddy" by G. A. Henty
Concerning the three prisoners taken by the Turcomans, and of the booty made in the caravanserai.
"The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan" by James Morier
Securing them, and attending to the wounded of both parties, as well as collecting some of the booty, had caused the delay.
"Peter the Whaler" by W.H.G. Kingston
Loaded as she was with booty, with living men and dead bodies, as the water rose she sunk lower and lower.
"Mark Seaworth" by William H.G. Kingston
The Apaches returned home with eighty mules loaded with their booty; so did the Arrapahoes with pretty nearly an equal quantity.
"Travels and Adventures of Monsieur Violet" by Captain Marryat
The guard had managed to drop his booty.
"The Iron Horse" by R.M. Ballantyne
To D Company on the left fell the lion's share of the fighting and of the booty.
"The War Service of the 1/4 Royal Berkshire Regiment (T. F.)" by Charles Robert Mowbray Fraser Cruttwell
The church galleys came back to the mouth of the Tiber, laden with a considerable booty.
"Pagan and Christian Rome" by Rodolfo Lanciani
There might be booty enough in the hold to make a great man, a fine gentleman of me ashore.
"The Frozen Pirate" by W. Clark Russell
Loaded with booty, he sailed back to the buccaneers' haunts in the Tortugas.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
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In poetry:

"Beauty!" again, still "beauty"?
Wait till the winter comes!
Till kestrel and hungry kite seek booty
And the bleak cold benumbs!
"To A Singing Warbler" by Cale Young Rice
Little car’d he for the booty, I ween,
But he thought of his meed of fame;
When men should say, in the Danish land,
That the Giant he overcame.
"Vidrik Verlandson (From The Old Danish) " by George Borrow
But today, in spite of his nature,
he is preoccupied, dejected. Near the shore
he watched, deeply distressed, as they unload
ships with booty taken from the Peloponnese.
"On an Italian Shore" by Constantine P Cavafy
Through the high-piling drift comes a youth riding swill,
'Neath his mantle rich booty doth hide:
"Ah, amber, my son, in the German land won'"
- "Nay, my father, a Polish bride!"
"The Three Brothers Budrys" by Adam Mickiewicz
Then, with his victors back he came:
All France with booty teemed; her name
Was writ on sculptured stone;
And Paris cried with joy, as when
The parent bird comes home again
To th' eaglets left alone.
"To The Napoleon Column" by Victor Marie Hugo
"The mother of him at the window looks out thro' the lattice to listen--
Why roll not the wheels of his chariot? why does he stay?
Shall he not return with the booty of battle, and glisten
In songs of his triumph--ye women, why do ye not say?"
"Jael" by Cale Young Rice

In news:

Mandy Coon "If I Gave You a Party" layered jersey jumpsuit Rick Owens jacket and booties.
But there is a way to get in a workout while you're planted on your booty, and there isn't a single crunch or sit-up in sight.
'American Idol' Tour: Final Curtain Call Features Group Singalongs, Booty-Shaking Party Rock (Video).
New Orleans bounce high priestess, booty-dancing extraordinaire, interior decorator and now, etiquette expert.
Phaedra Parks & Hubby Apollo Nida RELEASE Their " Donkey Booty" WORKOUT Vid.
"RHOA" star Phaedra Parks has teamed with her very fit husband Apollo Nida to create a " donkey booty" workout plan.
They twirled, twisted, leapt, and also sometimes fell, on their very well-padded booties.
'Start-Ups: Silicon Valley' recap: 'Booty call' leads to high drama .
Shannon The Dude 's Booty Shakin' Contest.
From partial and full nudity to chics hurling on stage from shaking their ass so hard, you never know what to expect at The Dude 's Booty Shakin' Contest.
Phaedra and hubby Apollo Nida show you how to get a donkey booty and a tight tummy.
Phaedra Parks is showing you how to get a donkey booty just like hers with a new workout DVD .
This time, its scorn is aimed at a music video called "Booty Pop," in which a 6-year-old aspiring rapper from South Florida named Albert Roundtree Jr uses a Super Soaker to hose down gyrating chicks in bikinis.
Get some booty with a Booty Pillow .
From sling backs and peep toes, to wedges and stilettos, we're swooning with excitement over all the designer booties we'd like to repin onto our fashion board Image via Marilyn Emma (Pinterest).
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In science:

Published in 1843, it is a gripping tale about Captain Kidd’s lost pirate treasure map and digging for booty on the Carolina shore.
Trigonometry of The Gold-Bug
Heiter et al. (1998) investigated the temperature structure and observed quantities calculated with different convection models for two λ Bootis stars with ([M/H], Teff ) values of (−1, 6800 K) and (−2, 7800 K).
New grids of ATLAS9 atmospheres I: Influence of convection treatments on model structure and on observable quantities
The abundance analysis for Vega confirmes its status as a mild λ Bootis star: the light elements, CNO, show an underabundance of ∼0.25 dex when compared to the solar composition, while the heavier elements are depleted by ∼0.55 dex.
Quantitative Spectroscopy of Supergiants
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