looter


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loot

 (lo͞ot)
n.
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
v.tr.
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.
v.intr.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.looter - someone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war)looter - someone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war)
war, warfare - the waging of armed conflict against an enemy; "thousands of people were killed in the war"
buccaneer, sea robber, sea rover, pirate - someone who robs at sea or plunders the land from the sea without having a commission from any sovereign nation
stealer, thief - a criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it
Translations

looter

[ˈluːtəʳ] Nsaqueador(a) m/f

looter

[ˈluːtər] npillard(e) m/f, casseur/euse m/f

looter

nPlünderer m

looter

[ˈluːtəʳ] nsaccheggiatore/trice
References in classic literature ?
After marching through a number of streets the patrol arrested five more Russian suspects: a small shopkeeper, two seminary students, a peasant, and a house serf, besides several looters.
Pugin, the sublime neo-gothicist and Ramsgate-based looter of wrecks is actually at www.
The lawlessness of the region exposes workers to intimidation and in recent weeks they have received written death threats warning them against refilling looter trenches.
And in the most extreme example of the angry backlash, one looter had his hands cut off by a small group of Iraqis who caught him stealing from a house.
PATROL: UK officers; rifle at a suspected looter whose car is stopped and searched for stolen property Pictures: REUTERS; GUN LAW: A vigilante points; RANSACKED: Iraqis hunt for valuables inside one of Saddam's Baghdad palaces; PLUNDERED: Looter struggles under weight of ornate couch
This indicates that the NAB Chairman is not going to hold any looter accountable for his crimes, she said adding it is what PTI suspected had been the reason for his appointment in the first place and had objected to the same.
In the Cattin area of Bangui, one rebel tied the hands of a looter to his feet behind his back and dragged him several metres on the ground -- his cries of pain drowned out by the applause of onlookers.
The fact is, the looter probably knows more about where sites are located than we do," says Martin McAllister, an archaeologist who teaches Park Service staff how to identify artifact theft.
The protesters also displayed placards and banners saying "who is looter, we hate looter, don't be a looter", "bombs for not realizing monetary demand, it's very irritating", "condemn bombing on civilian place".
TV historian Dan Snow made a citizen's arrest during last summer's riots, knocking a looter over and pinning him down until police took over, a court heard yesterday.
NOT GOING ANYWHERE: A looter tries - and fails - to detach the flatscreen from the wall
This past April, on the Freidel expedition's last day of mapping and exploration at La Corona, Canuto spied a carved panel wedged into the ground inside a trench that had been dug by a looter.