- IPA: /luːt/
loot (plural loots)
- (UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) A kind of scoop or ladle, chiefly used to remove the scum from brine-pans in saltworks.
- The act of plundering.
- the loot of an ancient city
- plunder, booty, especially from a ransacked city.
- (colloquial, US) any prize or profit received for free, especially Christmas presents
- 1956 "Free Loot for Children" (LIFE Magazine, 23 April 1956, p. 131 ↗)
- (video games) Items dropped by defeated enemies.
- (plunder) seeSynonyms en
- French: butin
- German: Beute, Raubgut
- Italian: bottino, sacco, saccheggio
- Portuguese: roubo, saque
- Russian: добы́ча
- Spanish: botín
- French: fric, pognon
- German: Knete (slang), Zaster (slang)
- Italian: bottino, maltolto
- Portuguese: moedas
loot (loots, present participle looting; past and past participle looted)
- To steal, especially as part of war, riot or other group violence.
- to loot valuables from a temple
- 1833 "Gunganarian, the leader of the Chooars, continues his system of looting and murder", The asiatic Journal and monthly register for British India and its Dependencies Black, Parbury & Allen, p. 66 ↗.
- To steal from.
- to loot a temple for valuables
- (video games) to examine the corpse of a fallen enemy for loot.
- French: piller
- German: plündern
- Italian: saccheggiare, depredare, predare, fare man bassa
- Portuguese: saquear, pilhar
- Russian: гра́бить
- Spanish: saquear