Vandals have attacked this mailbox.
A person who purposefully knocks over a mailbox is an example of a vandal.
- a member of an East Germanic people that ravaged Gaul, Spain, and N Africa and sacked Rome ( 455)
- [v-] a person who, out of malice or ignorance, destroys or spoils any public or private property, esp. that which is beautiful or artistic
Origin of VandalClassical Latin Vandalus from Germanic base an unverified form wandal- from source Old English Wendil, Old Norse Vendill
- vandal One who willfully or maliciously defaces or destroys public or private property.
- A member of a Germanic people that overran Gaul, Spain, and northern Africa in the fourth and fifth centuries AD and sacked Rome in 455.
Origin of VandalLatin Vandalus Vandal probably of Germanic origin
- A person who needlessly destroys or damages other people's property.
(third-person singular simple present vandals)
- To become a vandal.
- Common misspelling of vandalize.
(comparative more vandal, superlative most vandal)
- Of the particular ancient Germanic tribe.
- Carelessly destructive.
- A member of an ancient east Germanic tribe famous for sacking Rome.
- Of or relating to the Vandals.
vandal - Computer Definition
A program that performs a clandestine or malicious function such as extracting a user's password or other data or erasing the hard disk. A vandal differs from a virus, which attaches itself to an existing executable program. The vandal is the full executing entity itself which can be downloaded from the Internet in the form of an ActiveX control, Java applet, browser plug-in or e-mail attachment. See virus.