loot, booty, pillage, plunder, prize, swag, dirty money(noun)
goods or money obtained illegally
plundering, pillage, pillaging(verb)
the act of stealing valuable things from a place
"the plundering of the Parthenon"; "his plundering of the great authors"
plunder, despoil, loot, reave, strip, rifle, ransack, pillage, foray(verb)
steal goods; take as spoils
"During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners"
The spoils of war.
The act of pillaging.
To loot or plunder by force, especially in time of war.
Origin: From pillage, from piller, from an unattested meaning of pilio, probably a figurative use of pilo, from pilus.
the act of pillaging; robbery
that which is taken from another or others by open force, particularly and chiefly from enemies in war; plunder; spoil; booty
to strip of money or goods by open violence; to plunder; to spoil; to lay waste; as, to pillage the camp of an enemy
to take spoil; to plunder; to ravage
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pil′āj, n. (Shak.) act of plundering: plunder: spoil, esp. taken in war.—v.t. to plunder or spoil.—v.t. Pill, to rob or plunder.—n. Pill′ager. [O. Fr.,—piller—L. pilāre, to plunder.]
The numerical value of pillage in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of pillage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
More weapons will mean more fuel to the fire, more attacks on civilians, arbitrary killings, rape, burnings and pillage.
War is pillage versus resistance and if illusions of magnitude could be transmuted into ideals of magnanimity, peace might be realized.
The verdict sends a powerful message that the days when tyrants could brutalize their people, pillage their treasury and escape abroad to a life of luxury are coming to an end.
Habre's conviction for these horrific crimes after 25 years is a huge victory for his Chadian victims, the verdict sends a powerful message that the days when tyrants could brutalize their people, pillage their treasury and escape abroad to a life of luxury are coming to an end.
We believe he ordered his troops to attack, pillage, rape, persecute and kill civilians belonging to Lendu, Ngiti and other ethnic groups, we believe he recruited hundreds of children into the UPC (Union of Congolese Patriots) and used them to kill and to die in the fighting; and girl soldiers to be routinely raped.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- plenění, drancování, plenit, drancovatCzech
- Plünderung, plündernGerman
- λεηλατώ, λεηλασία, διαγούμισμα, λάφυρα, διαγουμίζω, κούρσεμα, κουρσεύω, πλιάτσικοGreek
- saqueo, saquear, pillajeSpanish
- rüüstamine, rüüstamaEstonian
- ryöstäminen, ryöstää, sotasaalisFinnish
- piller, pillageFrench
- שלל, שדד, ביזהHebrew
- saccheggio, bottino, saccheggiareItalian
- 略奪品, 略奪Japanese
- sirojums, sirotLatvian
- pāhua, pāhue, parakete, pāhuahuaMāori
- butim, saque, pilhar, saquear, pilhagemPortuguese
- грабёж, разграбление, награбленное добро, грабить, трофей, добыча, разбойRussian
- plundring, plundraSwedish
- çapulculuk, talan, yağmaTurkish
- branscataedje, piyaedjeWalloon
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