from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Valuables pillaged in time of war; spoils.
- n. Stolen goods.
- n. Informal Goods illicitly obtained, as by bribery.
- n. Informal Things of value, such as gifts, received on one occasion.
- n. Slang Money.
- transitive v. To pillage; spoil.
- transitive v. To take as spoils; steal.
- intransitive v. To engage in pillaging.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. plunder, booty, especially from a ransacked city.
- n. (US) any prize or profit received for free, especially Christmas presents
- n. Items dropped from defeated enemies in video games and online games.
- v. to steal, especially as part of war, riot or other group violence.
- v. to examine the corpse of a fallen enemy for loot.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of plundering.
- n. Plunder; booty; especially, the booty taken in a conquered or sacked city.
- n. Anything stolen or obtained by dishonesty.
- n. Valuable objects.
- n. Money.
- v. To plunder; to carry off as plunder or a prize lawfully obtained by war.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Booty; plunder, especially such as is taken in war.
- 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.
- To engage in pillage; take booty.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. informal terms for money
- v. take illegally; of intellectual property
- v. steal goods; take as spoils
- n. goods or money obtained illegally
Hindi lūṭ, from Sanskrit loptram, lotram, plunder; see reup- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Attested 1788, a loan from Hindustani लूट /لوٹ lūṭ (spoil, booty), from Sanskrit लुण्ट luṇṭ "to rob, plunder". The verb is from 1842. Fallows (1885) records both the noun and the verb as "Recent. Anglo-Indian". (Wiktionary)