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pillage - Dictionary definition and meaning for word pillage

(noun) goods or money obtained illegally
Synonyms : booty , dirty money , loot , plunder , prize , swag

(noun) the act of stealing valuable things from a place
Synonyms : pillaging , plundering
Example Sentence
  • the plundering of the Parthenon
  • his plundering of the great authors

(verb) steal goods; take as spoils
Synonyms : despoil , foray , loot , plunder , ransack , reave , rifle , strip
Example Sentence
  • During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pillage

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by atiya

PILLAGE SOUNDS LIKE VILLAGE.. many villages were plundered during the Gujarat riots.
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by preetisoni2411

pillage sounds pirates and pirates LOOT the money or goods....
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by parry007

a PILL plunders a disease-causing germs
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by namaskar

pill(peel)+age, peel-to take off the skin, Latin. agere(age)-to do, similar to taking off the goods by force
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by frantic_learner

in village the the militant came and steal things from villagers voilently
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by gdabli

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