Definitions for vandalˈvæn dl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

van•dalˈvæn 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.

    Category: Peoples

  2. a person who willfully or ignorantly destroys or mars public or private property.

Origin of vandal:

1545–55; < LL Vandalus, Latinized tribal name

Van•dal′ic-ˈdæl ɪk(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vandal(noun)

    someone who willfully destroys or defaces property

  2. Vandal(noun)

    a member of the Germanic people who overran Gaul and Spain and North Africa and sacked Rome in 455


  1. vandal(Noun)

    A person who needlessly destroys or damages other people's property.

  2. vandal(Adjective)

    Of the particular ancient Germanic tribe.

  3. vandal(Adjective)

    Carelessly destructive.

  4. Vandal(Noun)

    A member of an ancient east Germanic tribe famous for sacking Rome.

  5. Vandal(Adjective)

    Of or relating to the Vandals.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vandal(noun)

    one of a Teutonic race, formerly dwelling on the south shore of the Baltic, the most barbarous and fierce of the northern nations that plundered Rome in the 5th century, notorious for destroying the monuments of art and literature

  2. Vandal(noun)

    hence, one who willfully destroys or defaces any work of art or literature

  3. Vandal(adj)

    alt. of Vandalic


  1. Vandal

    Vandal is a Techno, Breakbeat and Electronica producer from Sheffield, England. He is currently recording for Meat Katie's LOT49 record label.

Translations for vandal

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a person who purposely and pointlessly damages or destroys public buildings or other property

Vandals have damaged this telephone kiosk.

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