pil´lag|er


pil´lag|er
pil|lage «PIHL ihj», verb, -laged, -lag|ing, noun.
–v.t.
1. to rob with violence; plunder: »

Pirates pillaged the towns along the coast.

SYNONYM(S): sack, strip, rifle.
2. to take possession of or carry off as booty.
–v.i.
to take booty; plunder: »

The soldiers were allowed to pillage.

–n.
1. the act of plundering or taking as spoil; plunder, especially that practiced in war; robbery: »

The deserted village was a scene of pillage after the victorious troops had moved in.

SYNONYM(S): spoliation.
2. goods forcibly taken from another, especially from an enemy in war; booty.
[< Old French pillage < piller to plunder; origin uncertain]
pil´lag|er, noun.

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  • pil|lage — «PIHL ihj», verb, laged, lag|ing, noun. –v.t. 1. to rob with violence; plunder: »Pirates pillaged the towns along the coast. SYNONYM(S): sack, strip, rifle. 2. to take possession of or carry off as booty. –v.i. to take booty; …   Useful english dictionary

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  • pillage — pil•lage [[t]ˈpɪl ɪdʒ[/t]] v. laged, lag•ing, n. 1) to strip ruthlessly of money or goods by open violence, as in war; plunder 2) to take as booty 3) to rob with open violence; take booty 4) the act of plundering, esp. in war 5) booty • Etymology …   From formal English to slang

  • pillage — pil|lage [ pılıdʒ ] verb intransitive or transitive to steal things from a place using force, especially during a war ╾ pil|lag|er noun count ╾ pil|lage noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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