loot

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v loot steal goods; take as spoils "During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners"
    • v loot take illegally; of intellectual property "This writer plundered from famous authors"
    • n loot goods or money obtained illegally
    • n loot informal terms for money
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A guy wearing pantyhose on his face tried to rob a store in a mall. When security came, he quickly grabbed a shopping bag and pretended to be shopping, forgetting that he was still wearing the pantyhose. He was captured and his loot was returned to the store.
    • Loot Anything stolen or obtained by dishonesty.
    • Loot Money; as, you shouldn't carry all that loot around with you in the city; she made a pile of loot from trading in cattle futures.
    • Loot Plunder; booty; especially, the booty taken in a conquered or sacked city.
    • Loot The act of plundering.
    • v. t. & i Loot To plunder; to carry off as plunder or a prize lawfully obtained by war. "Looting parties . . . ransacking the houses."
    • Loot Valuable objects; as, the child was delighted with all the loot he got for his birthday.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n loot Booty; plunder, especially such as is taken in war.
    • loot To plunder, as a house or a city which has been taken by storm; pillage; sack; ransack in search of plunder; also, to seize and carry off as plunder.
    • loot To engage in pillage; take booty.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Loot lōōt act of plundering, esp. in a conquered city: plunder
    • v.t., v.i Loot to plunder, ransack
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Quotations

  • Walt Disney
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    “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates loot on Treasure Island and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Hind. lūṭ, Skr. lōtra, lōptra, booty, lup, to break, spoil; prob. akin to E. rob,

Usage

In literature:

We obtained the key, and when he had gone did a little bit of looting on our own.
"Adventures of a Despatch Rider" by W. H. L. Watson
Discipline is becoming bad, too, and sailors and volunteers off duty are looting the few foreign stores enclosed in our lines.
"Indiscreet Letters From Peking"
But what had they done with the loot?
"The Sheriff's Son" by William MacLeod Raine
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" by Harold MacGrath
With their loot the Toba developed great magnificence and luxury.
"A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]" by Wolfram Eberhard
Or maybe you killed him in a quarrel over the division of the loot.
"Murder in the Gunroom" by Henry Beam Piper
It would allow the fleet of Weald to loot and then betray Dara.
"This World Is Taboo" by Murray Leinster
Since they always returned with empty hands, he could not believe that they were out for further loot.
"Star Born" by Andre Norton
Before he could frame his modesty to fit reply, the cumbrous retreat of Senator Loot was overheard.
"The President" by Alfred Henry Lewis
They'll turn us loose as soon as they loot those wagons.
"My Lady of Doubt" by Randall Parrish
But my burghers were busily engaged in looting.
"Three Years' War" by Christiaan Rudolf de Wet
He has made himself notorious by his private lootings of the chateaux cursed with his presence.
"Raemaekers' Cartoons" by Louis Raemaekers
When the horsemen returned to the temple they found the infantry already at work at the task of looting it.
"Captain Jinks, Hero" by Ernest Crosby
The sailors turned to loot the mule packs, congratulating themselves upon their glorious good fortune.
"On the Spanish Main" by John Masefield
Before we had so much as taken possession, swarms of Bedouin came through the premises to loot.
"With the British Army in The Holy Land" by Henry Osmond Lock
The fort was looted and burnt to the ground.
"Canada: the Empire of the North" by Agnes C. Laut
Bruce Gordon looked at the debacle left behind the drunken, looting mob.
"Police Your Planet" by Lester del Rey
Any one breaking this rule agreed to give over his house to be looted by the village.
"The Spinner's Book of Fiction" by Various
Two months and we will loot London.
"The Blot on the Kaiser's 'Scutcheon" by Newell Dwight Hillis
Indeed, the den of that worthy never contained such multifarious "loot" as did this Federal camp.
"Destruction and Reconstruction:" by Richard Taylor
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In poetry:

Trundling in dust and thunder
They rumbled up and down,
Laden with princely plunder,
Loot of the tragic Town.
"The Poet's Town" by John Gneisenau Neihardt
If you encounter any Boers
You really must not loot ‘em,
And, if you wish to leave these shores,
For pity’s sake, don’t shoot ‘em.
"Butchered to make a Dutchman's Holiday" by Harry Breaker Morant
Sae the curse fell on Simon lang an' sair,
For stealin' the auld kirk bell;
But he never loot on to man o' his sin,
Though ae nicht he had to tell.
"The Weary Weird" by Alexander Anderson
Selling all my ancient idols,
I worship the new god: before his altar
I bring the mythic fruits of distant lands
and cast the loot of ocean-se pulchres.
"Eros of Ebony" by Clark Ashton Smith
The little dark men of the mountain and waste,
So quick to laughter and tears,
They came panting with hate and haste
For the loot of five hundred years.
"The Pirates in England" by Rudyard Kipling
Ae wee bit mile frae the heich hope-heid
Wi' its Rin, burnie, rin,
Mang her yows an' her lammies the herd-lassie stude,
An' she loot a tear fa' in,
Wi' a Rin, burnie, rin.
"The Burnie" by George MacDonald

In news:

Celebrated pots looted from NM pueblo.
Pueblo's historic marker looted .
Congolese town allegedly looted by gov't troops.
MINOVA, Congo (AP) — A Congolese town in the path of advancing rebels is currently occupied by government troops, but that's little consolation to residents whose homes have been looted by the government forces.
A Congolese town in the path of advancing rebels is currently occupied by government troops, but that's little consolation to residents whose homes have been looted by the government forces.
Some residents of a New York City neighborhood that suffered fire and flooding during Superstorm Sandy say thieves looted their damaged houses over Thanksgiving.
Storm Victims' Homes Looted .
NEW YORK — Some residents of a New York City neighborhood that suffered fire and flooding during Superstorm Sandy say thieves looted their damaged houses over Thanksgiving.
NEW YORK (AP) — Some residents of a New York City neighborhood that suffered fire and flooding during Superstorm Sandy say thieves looted their damaged houses over Thanksgiving.
NYC storm victims looted over Thanksgiving.
Looted diamonds cost Zimbabwe hundreds of millions, report says.
Nazi- Looted Posters to Go on Sale After Return to Heir.
No one would be dumb enough to post looting plans and then go looting .
Before Superstorm Sandy hit, dozens of idiots posted on Twitter about how much they were looking forward to LOOTING .
Another posted a photo of HIS MOM looting him a shirt.
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In science:

Bergstra, J.A., Loots, M.E.: Program algebra for sequential code.
Thread extraction for polyadic instruction sequences
Bergstra, J.A., Loots, M.E.: Program algebra for sequential code.
Autosolvability of halting problem instances for instruction sequences
Bergstra, J.A., Loots, M.E.: Program algebra for sequential code.
About Instruction Sequence Testing
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