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loot

loot

 
 
pronunciation:
lut
parts of speech:
noun, verb
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: noun
definition 1: valuables taken by force in a war; spoils.
Before sinking the enemy ship, they took all the loot they could carry.
synonyms:
booty, spoils
similar words:
conquest, plunder, prize, riches, sack, valuables
definition 2: goods taken by stealing or other dishonest means.
The stolen loot was found in the trunk of a car.
synonyms:
plunder
similar words:
booty, goods, take
definition 3: (informal) a number of things bought or gifts received.
He came home from the shopping trip with plenty of loot.
synonyms:
haul
similar words:
booty, gifts, goods, purchases, riches
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: looted, looting, loots
definition: to take valuables from by force; plunder.
The enemy soldiers looted the village.
 
synonyms:
sack
similar words:
forage, raid, rob, strip
derivation: looter (n.)
Homophone Note
The words loot and lute sound alike but have different meanings. To find out why a musical thief would be happy to find a lute among his loot, look up lute.