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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

Etymologies

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)

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