pillage definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To rob of products by power, especially in period of war; plunder.
    • To simply take because spoils.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To just take spoils by force.
    • To remove of money or products by open violence; to plunder; to spoil; to put waste.
    • To just take spoil; to plunder; to ravage.
  • noun:
    • The work of pillaging.
    • some thing pillaged; spoils.
    • The spoils of war.
    • The act of pillaging.
    • The act of pillaging; burglary.
    • whatever is taken from another or others by open power, specifically and mainly from enemies in war; plunder; spoil; booty.
    • The act of plundering.
    • Plunder; spoil; whatever is obtained from another by open force, specifically and chiefly from enemies in war.
    • Synonyms Pillage, Plunder, Booty, Spoil, Prey. These words denote whatever is violently got or carried down; all except prey suggest a large amount seized. Pillage in addition denotes the act; the others only the thing or things taken. Pillage and spoil specifically advise the great loss to the proprietors, completely stripping or despoiling them of these property; plunder shows the quantity and worth of what is taken: since, packed with plunder; booty is primarily the spoils of war, but also of a raid or mixed action, by pirates, brigands, or burglars; spoil could be the one of the words that is used inside plural, except, seldom, victim. Prey today appears figurative or archaic when not put on the items of quest by creatures: as, the mouse drops a ready prey to both beasts and wild birds; ergo, whenever applied to whatever is pursued or taken by man, it expresses condemnation regarding the act.
    • goods or money gotten illegally
    • the work of taking important things from someplace
  • verb:
    • To loot or plunder by force, especially in period of war.
    • steal goods; just take because spoils
  • others:
    • To remove of cash or items by available violence; plunder; despoil.

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