looting 1842, verbal noun from LOOT (Cf. loot) (v.).

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  • looting — index burglary, foray, housebreaking, spoliation, theft Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Looting — Plunder redirects here. For other uses, see Plunder (disambiguation). Ransack redirects here. For the Transformers character, see Ransack (Transformers). Looting (Hindi lūṭ, akin to Sanskrit luṭhati, [he] steals; also Latin latro, latronis thief… …   Wikipedia

  • Looting — Loot Loot, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Looted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Looting}.] To plunder; to carry off as plunder or a prize lawfully obtained by war. [1913 Webster] Looting parties . . . ransacking the houses. L. Oliphant. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • looting — noun 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 …   Wiktionary

  • looting — n. to engage in looting * * * [ luːtɪŋ] to engage in looting …   Combinatory dictionary

  • looting — noun Looting is used before these nouns: ↑spree …   Collocations dictionary

  • Looting (gaming) — Looting in a gaming context, specifically in massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs) and MUDs, is the process by which a player character obtains items (or loot) such as in game currency, spells, equipment, or weapons, often from the corpse of …   Wikipedia

  • Looting of the Eastern Mausoleum — In the pre dawn hours of July 8, 1928, the warlord Sun Dianying led his army into the Eastern Mausoleums of the Qing Dynasty in Malanyu, West northwest of Zunhua, Hebei Province. This was the final resting place of the Qing emperors and empresses …   Wikipedia

  • looting — Synonyms and related words: assault, attack, banditry, battering, brigandage, brigandism, butchery, depredation, despoiling, despoilment, despoliation, direption, disorderliness, foraging, foray, forcible seizure, freebooting, killing, laying… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • looting — loot·ing || luːtɪŋ n. act of stealing and plundering luːt n. booty, spoil, plunder; money (Slang) v. plunder, rob and destroy, steal, despoil …   English contemporary dictionary

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