What does vandals mean?

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  1. Vandals(Noun)

    ; members of the Vandal tribe.

  2. Vandals(ProperNoun)

    An east Germanic tribe that once lived in north Africa and sacked Rome.


  1. Vandals

    The Vandals were an East Germanic tribe who in 429 under king Genseric entered Africa and by 439 established a kingdom which included the Roman Africa province, besides the islands of Sicily, Corsica, Sardinia, Malta and the Balearics. In 455, they sacked the city of Rome. Their kingdom collapsed in the Vandalic War of 533–4, in which Justinian I managed to reconquer the Africa province for the Eastern Roman Empire. Renaissance and Early Modern writers characterized the Vandals as barbarians, "sacking and looting" Rome. This led to the use of the term vandalism, to describe any senseless destruction, particularly the barbarian defacing of artworks. However, modern historians tend to regard the Vandals during the transitional period as perpetuators, not destroyers, of Roman culture.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Vandals

    a fierce nation of the Teutonic race, who, from the NE. of Europe, invaded Rome on the E., mutilating and destroying the works of art in the city.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vandals in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vandals in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Prime Minister Manuel Valls:

    These vandals are unbearable.

  2. Dejan Stojanovic:

    New Rome will be destroyed by the attacks of new vandals.

  3. Dejan Stojanovic:

    New vandals will destroy what former vandals failed to abolish.

  4. Boko Haram:

    I hope this message will reach the vandals and saboteurs who are blowing up pipelines and installations.

  5. Eric Omare:

    Our people are very angry with the arrest of innocent people in the name of looking for pipeline vandals.

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