(ambitransitive) To loot or plunder by force, especially in time of war.
The act of stealing property.
The spoils of war.
The act of stealing; specifically, the felonious taking and removing of personal property, with an intent to deprive the rightful owner of the same; larceny.
The act of pillaging.
The thing stolen.
‘If the theft be certainly found in his hand alive, . . . he shall restore double.’;
The act of pillaging; robbery.
the act of taking something from someone unlawfully;
‘the thieving is awful at Kennedy International’;
That which is taken from another or others by open force, particularly and chiefly from enemies in war; plunder; spoil; booty.
‘Which pillage they with merry march bring home.’;
the action or crime of stealing
‘the latest theft happened at a garage’; ‘he was convicted of theft’;
To strip of money or goods by open violence; to plunder; to spoil; to lay waste; as, to pillage the camp of an enemy.
‘Mummius . . . took, pillaged, and burnt their city.’;
Theft is the taking of another person's property or services without that person's permission or consent with the intent to deprive the rightful owner of it. The word theft is also used as an informal shorthand term for some crimes against property, such as burglary, embezzlement, larceny, looting, robbery, shoplifting, library theft or fraud.
To take spoil; to plunder; to ravage.
‘They were suffered to pillage wherever they went.’;
goods or money obtained illegally
the act of stealing valuable things from a place;
‘the plundering of the Parthenon’; ‘his plundering of the great authors’;
steal goods; take as spoils;
‘During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners’;