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LOOT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does loot mean? 

LOOT (noun)
  The noun LOOT has 2 senses:

1. goods or money obtained illegally
2. informal terms for money

  Familiarity information: LOOT used as a noun is rare.


LOOT (verb)
  The verb LOOT has 2 senses:

1. take illegally; of intellectual property
2. steal goods; take as spoils

  Familiarity information: LOOT used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LOOT (noun)


Sense 1loot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Goods or money obtained illegally

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

booty; dirty money; loot; pillage; plunder; swag; prize

Hypernyms ("loot" is a kind of...):

stolen property (property that has been stolen)

Meronyms (parts of "loot"):

cut (a share of the profits)


Sense 2loot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Informal terms for money

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

lolly; lucre; moolah; pelf; shekels; simoleons; wampum; lettuce; kale; gelt; boodle; dinero; clams; bread; cabbage; dough; loot; scratch; sugar

Hypernyms ("loot" is a kind of...):

money (the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender)


LOOT (verb)


Sense 1loot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take illegally; of intellectual property

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

loot; plunder

Context example:

This writer plundered from famous authors

Hypernyms (to "loot" is one way to...):

steal (take without the owner's consent)

Domain category:

crime; law-breaking ((criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

They loot the goods


Sense 2loot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Steal goods; take as spoils

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

rifle; reave; ransack; pillage; foray; despoil; loot; plunder; strip

Context example:

During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners

Hypernyms (to "loot" is one way to...):

take (take by force)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "loot"):

deplume; displume (strip of honors, possessions, or attributes)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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