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. But of all these various suspected characters, Pierre was considered to be the most suspicious of all.
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
"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.
Rather than denigrate the unknown 'looter,' they should encourage the poor to feel challenged to changing his situation.
Sony has also started taking pre-orders for the game on PS Store, where the Survivor's edition costs Rs 2,750, the Looter's edition costs Rs 2,750, and the Champion's edition costs Rs 3,999.
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.
Soldiers arrest a looter at a market in Hualpen, near Concepcion, Chile Earthquake debris in Constitucion; and, inset, left, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet
THE LOOTER "Stephanie," the Tacloban looter who took P385,000 from an ATMmachine, has vowed to reform himself and seek redemption.
Disgusted council chiefs led calls for witnesses or anyone with information to shop a looter.
Aurangzeb said that the government calls every other politician a looter who questions NRO given to PM Imran Khan's sister, Aleema Khan.
She further stated that the prime minister calls every other opposition leader a looter who raises a question about NRO given to his sister, Aleema Khan.
The Looter's Edition which is priced at Rs 2,750 and just has a copy of the game.