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Van·dal

 (văn′dl)
n.
1. vandal One who willfully or maliciously defaces or destroys public or private property.
2. A member of a Germanic people that overran Gaul, Spain, and northern Africa in the fourth and fifth centuries ad and sacked Rome in 455.

[Latin Vandalus, Vandal, probably of Germanic origin.]

Van·dal′ic (văn-dăl′ĭk) adj.
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vandal

(ˈvændəl)
n
a. a person who deliberately causes damage or destruction to personal or public property
b. (as modifier): vandal instincts.
[C17: from Vandal, from Latin Vandallus, of Germanic origin]

Vandal

(ˈvændəl)
n
1. (Peoples) a member of a Germanic people that raided Roman provinces in the 3rd and 4th centuries ad before devastating Gaul (406–409), conquering Spain and N Africa, and sacking Rome (455): crushed by Belisarius at Carthage (533)
2. (Historical Terms) a member of a Germanic people that raided Roman provinces in the 3rd and 4th centuries ad before devastating Gaul (406–409), conquering Spain and N Africa, and sacking Rome (455): crushed by Belisarius at Carthage (533)
Vandalic adj
ˈVandalˌism n
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van•dal

(ˈvæn dl)

n.
1. (cap.) a member of a Germanic people who shortly after a.d. 400 moved from E Europe through Gaul and Spain to Africa, established a kingdom there, and raided the W Mediterranean by sea, sacking Rome in 455.
2. a person who willfully or ignorantly destroys or mars public or private property.
[1545–55; < Late Latin Vandalus, Latinized tribal name]
Van•dal′ic (-ˈdæl ɪk) adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vandal - someone who willfully destroys or defaces propertyvandal - someone who willfully destroys or defaces property
ruiner, uprooter, waster, destroyer, undoer - a person who destroys or ruins or lays waste to; "a destroyer of the environment"; "jealousy was his undoer"; "uprooters of gravestones"
2.Vandal - a member of the Germanic people who overran Gaul and Spain and North Africa and sacked Rome in 455
barbarian, savage - a member of an uncivilized people
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vandal

noun hooligan, ned (Scot. slang), delinquent, rowdy, lager lout, graffiti artist, boot boy, yob or yobbo (Brit. slang) The phone box had been destroyed by vandals.
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Translations
vandal
vandalhærværksmand
vandaali
vandal
vandál
skemmdarvargurvandali, skemmdarvargur
破壊者
공공시설 파괴자
vandalasvandalizmas
vandalis
vandal
vandal
vandal
ผู้ทำลายทรัพย์สิน
vandalyakıp yıkma yanlısı kişi
kẻ cố ý phá hoại

Vandal

[ˈvændəl] (Hist)
A. ADJvándalo, vandálico
B. Nvándalo/a m/f

vandal

[ˈvændəl] Nvándalo/a m/f, gamberro/a m/f
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vandal

[ˈvændəl] nvandale mf
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vandal

n
(fig)Vandale m, → Vandalin f; it was damaged by vandalses ist mutwillig beschädigt worden
Vandal (Hist) → Vandale m, → Vandalin f
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vandal

[ˈvændl] nvandalo
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vandal

(ˈvӕndəl) noun
a person who purposely and pointlessly damages or destroys public buildings or other property. Vandals have damaged this telephone kiosk.
ˈvandalism noun
the behaviour of a vandal. All the telephones are out of order owing to vandalism.
ˈvandalize, ˈvandalise verb
The lift in our block of flats has been vandalized.
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vandal

مُخَرِّب vandal vandal Vandale βάνδαλος gamberro, vándalo vandaali vandale vandal vandalo 破壊者 공공시설 파괴자 vandaal vandal wandal vândalo вандал vandal ผู้ทำลายทรัพย์สิน vandal kẻ cố ý phá hoại 破坏公物者
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References in classic literature ?
He went down there like a vandal to sell the heirlooms and pictures which had belonged to his family for generations.
I sha'n't feel half so badly now that I know this dear spot will never be desecrated by a vandal tribe, or left to tumble down in decay.
She knows that you are coming, and ere ever a vandal foot is set within the precincts of the Temple of Issus, if such a calamity should befall, Dejah Thoris will be put away for ever from the last faint hope of rescue."
Take a Goth, a Hun, and a Vandal, mix them together and add a Barbary rover; then take this creature and make him drunk--and you have an Englishman.
The man was a hunting maniac, and where my dear father used to grow prize peaches under glass, this vandal was soon stabling his hothouse thoroughbreds, which took prizes in their turn at all.
This magnificent art produced by the Vandals has been slain by the academies.
And what would a sub-chanter of the sixteenth century say, on beholding the beautiful yellow wash, with which our archiepiscopal vandals have desmeared their cathedral?
Then fearing that it might be stolen from him by some vandals of the road he had One Eye Kanty rivet it at each side of the gorget so that it could not be removed by other than a smithy, and thus, strapped face to tail upon a donkey, he sent the great Bishop of Norwich rattling down the dusty road with his head, at least, protected from the idle gaze of whomsoever he might chance to meet.
That is to say, I had the photographs of my pictures, and prints, and coins, and so forth, all about me, which I intend, one of these days, to present (the photographs, I mean, if the clumsy English language will let me mean anything) to present to the institution at Carlisle (horrid place!), with a view to improving the tastes of the members (Goths and Vandals to a man).
Go when you will, you find a gravel-train from Marseilles arriving to supply the deficiencies caused by memento-cabbaging vandals whose affections have miscarried.
Franklin Benefo, an Old Vandal, announced that although 1st July, which used to be a national holiday, was the date for the Jamboree celebration, it is no longer so, thus the first Saturday of the month of July of every year would be set aside to celebrate it.