Thesaurus

loot

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of loot

  1. 1 valuables stolen or taken by force the burglar was caught when he foolishly stopped to examine the loot from the robbery Synonyms of loot booty, pillage, plunder, spoil, swag Words Related to loot prize; catch, haul, take, treasure; pilferage; windfall

  2. 2 something (as pieces of stamped metal or printed paper) customarily and legally used as a medium of exchange, a measure of value, or a means of payment a top-ranked golfer earning plenty of loot Synonyms of loot bread [slang], bucks, cabbage [slang], cash, change, chips, coin, currency, dough, gold, green, jack [slang], kale [slang], legal tender, lolly [British], long green [slang], money, lucre, moola (or moolah) [slang], needful, pelf, scratch [slang], shekels (also sheqels or shekelim or shekalim or sheqalim), tender, wampumWords Related to loot coinage, specie; dead presidents [slang], folding money, paper money, scrip; banknote, cashier's check, check, draft, money order, note, promissory note; bill, dollar, greenback; bankroll, capital, finances, funds, roll [slang], wad, wallet; chump change, dibs [slang], dime, mite, peanuts, pittance, shoestring; big bucks, bomb [British], boodle, bundle, earth, fortune, king's ransom, megabucks, mint, packet [chiefly British], pile, pot; abundance, means, opulence, riches, treasure, wealth; resources, wherewithal; mad money, petty cash, pin money, pocket money, spending money

Synonym Discussion of loot

spoil, plunder, booty, prize, loot mean something taken from another by force or craft. spoil, more commonly spoils, applies to what belongs by right or custom to the victor in war or political contest.
    • the spoils of political victory
plunder applies to what is taken not only in war but in robbery, banditry, grafting, or swindling.
    • a bootlegger's plunder
booty implies plunder to be shared among confederates.
    • thieves dividing up their booty
prize applies to spoils captured on the high seas or territorial waters of the enemy.
    • the wartime right of seizing prizes at sea
loot applies especially to what is taken from victims of a catastrophe.
    • picked through the ruins for loot

loot

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of loot

  1. to search through with the intent of committing robbery the bandits looted the archaeological dig before riding off into the night Synonyms of loot despoil, ransack, maraud, pillage, plunder, sackWords Related to loot break in, burglarize, rip off, steal (from); comb, hunt, rake, rifle, rummage; harry, raid; ravish



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