What does looting mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. looting, robberynoun

    plundering during riots or in wartime

Wiktionary

  1. lootingnoun

    The act of looting, the act of stealing during a general disturbance.

    During the looting the looters stole everything they could and then set fire to the buildings.

Wikipedia

  1. Looting

    Looting is the act of stealing, or the taking of goods by force, typically in the midst of a military, political, or other social crisis, such as war, natural disasters (where law and civil enforcement are temporarily ineffective), or rioting. The proceeds of all these activities can be described as booty, loot, plunder, spoils, or pillage.During modern-day armed conflicts, looting is prohibited by international law, and constitutes a war crime.

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  1. looting

    Looting refers to the act of stealing goods, typically during a war, riot, catastrophe, or other crisis or upheaval, often characterized by chaos, disorganization, or lack of effective authority. This is done violently, illicitly, and in a widespread way. The items looted can include personal items, artifacts, or other material goods from public or private properties.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Looting

    of Loot

Wikidata

  1. Looting

    Looting also referred to as sacking, plundering, despoiling, despoliation, and pillaging—is the indiscriminate taking of goods by force as part of a military or political victory, or during a catastrophe, such as during war, natural disaster, or rioting. The term is also used in a broader sense, to describe egregious instances of theft and embezzlement, such as the "plundering" of private or public assets by corrupt or greedy authorities. Looting is loosely distinguished from scavenging by the objects taken; scavenging implies taking of essential items such as food, water, shelter, or other material needed for survival while looting implies items of luxury or not necessary for survival such as art work, precious metals or other valuables. The proceeds of all these activities can be described as loot, plunder, or pillage.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of looting in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of looting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of looting in a Sentence

  1. Lakshheish M Patel:

    Traders can be often heard saying that whenever they put price for BUY shares it starts falling and when it is done for SELL shares the price gets rising. It is all because of artificial intelligence AI powered Broker's web trading platform which is configured for looting traders money

  2. De Blasio:

    We had a troubling situation in Midtown Manhattan and in the Bronx, but we had no unrest, no looting in Brooklyn and in Queens and Staten Island and most of the Bronx and most of Manhattan and I really want to set that straight, we thought we had a measured plan and suddenly this very coordinated criminal activity in Midtown Manhattan made the adjustment to go to the earlier curfew.

  3. Jack Green:

    There's a huge amount of knowledge and that knowledge is being destroyed systematically, they’re not only destroying images of things – like artwork – but they're also looting artifacts and then smuggling them away.

  4. Barack Obama:

    The kind of violence, looting, destruction that we saw from a handful of individuals in Baltimore, there's no excuse for that, that's not a statement, that's not politics, that's not activism, it's just criminal behavior.

  5. The President:

    The murder of George Floyd at the hands of police was a horrible tragedy -- one of countless tragedies to befall people of color across the United States. The vast majority of protesters today did so peacefully, toward a common goal of promoting justice and equality, i am deeply thankful for their voices and their positive, forceful message. I also want to express my gratitude to all the police officers and other first responders working to protect the people of Boston from the individuals whose violent actions, looting and property destruction was criminal and cowardly -- and distracted from the powerful statement made today by thousands of Massachusetts residents.

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