- The definition of loot is stolen money or goods.
An example of loot is a television and jewelry robbed from a house.
- Loot is defined as to take or steal by force.
An example of loot is breaking into a liquor store during a riot and taking a bunch of alcohol.
loot definition by Webster's New World
- goods stolen or taken by force, as from a captured enemy city in wartime or by a corrupt official or by rioters; plunder; spoils
- the act of looting
- items of value; esp., gifts received
Origin: Hindi lūt ; from Sanskrit luṇṭ, to rob
- to plunder; strip of everything valuable; despoil
- to take or carry off as plunder; steal
- looter noun
loot definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Valuables pillaged in time of war; spoils.
- Stolen goods.
- Informal Goods illicitly obtained, as by bribery.
- Informal Things of value, such as gifts, received on one occasion.
- Slang Money.
- To pillage; spoil.
- To take as spoils; steal.
Origin: Hindi lūṭ, from Sanskrit loptram, lotram, plunder; see reup- in Indo-European roots.
- lootˈer noun