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1. Valuables pillaged in time of war; spoils.
2. Stolen goods or money.
3. Informal Things of value, such as gifts, received.
4. Slang Money.
v. loot·ed, loot·ing, loots
1. To take goods from (a place) by force or without right, especially in time of war or lawlessness; plunder: The rebels looted the city. Rioters looted the downtown stores.
2. To take by force or without right; steal: broke into the tomb and looted the grave goods.
To take goods by force or through lawless behavior.

[Hindi lūṭ, from Sanskrit loptram, lotram, plunder; see reup- in Indo-European roots.]

loot′er n.


stolen during war or rioting
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.looted - wrongfully emptied or stripped of anything of value; "the robbers left the looted train"; "people returned to the plundered village"
empty - holding or containing nothing; "an empty glass"; "an empty room"; "full of empty seats"; "empty hours"
References in periodicals archive ?
Police authorities recovered the looted amount of Rs 4.
During custody, Shahzad has confessed his crime for looting the people and expressed his willingness to return all money looted from poor people.
A few unidentified armed men looted Rs 10,000 cash, two mobile phones from a man namely Ashfaque Bhatti and his wife.
Recto added that in order to 'know the scale of the problem we are confronting, we must be able to determine the amount looted, through validated intelligence.
SIALKOT -- Police remained unable to trace the gang of 10 robbers who had looted gold ornaments, cash and other valuables worth Rs12 million in outskirts of Daska city during the last fdays.
KARACHI -- A gang of six burglars looted three cloth shops and one jewelry shop in Jubilee Cloth Market, near M.
During preliminary investigation, they confessed to having looted houses in Sihala and Ghauri Town.
Police have obtained their remand from the concerned court while looted valuables including 22 mobile phones and cash from them.
Accounts of hostages who were rescued or escaped have said that the terrorists looted houses and establishments.
RISALPUR -- The robbers looted shop in Risalpur Cantt Plaza on Monday and took away cash and other equipments.
Koang Rambang Chuol, deputy governor of Bieh state which the opposition created last year from former unified Jonglei state, said his office had reached reports that money and other items belonging to pilots of the crashed plane have been looted by the residents.
Provided by the American Schools of Oriental Research, photos showed areas in Syria that have been severely looted.