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5 definitions found
 for pillage
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pillage \Pil"lage\, n. [F., fr. piller to plunder. See Pill to
     plunder.]
     1. The act of pillaging; robbery. --Shak.
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     2. That which is taken from another or others by open force,
        particularly and chiefly from enemies in war; plunder;
        spoil; booty.
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              Which pillage they with merry march bring home.
                                                    --Shak.
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     Syn: Plunder; rapine; spoil; depredation.
  
     Usage: Pillage, Plunder. Pillage refers particularly to
            the act of stripping the sufferers of their goods,
            while plunder refers to the removal of the things thus
            taken; but the words are freely interchanged.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pillage \Pil"lage\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Pillaged; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Pillaging.]
     To strip of money or goods by open violence; to plunder; to
     spoil; to lay waste; as, to pillage the camp of an enemy.
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           Mummius . . . took, pillaged, and burnt their city.
                                                    --Arbuthnot.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pillage \Pil"lage\, v. i.
     To take spoil; to plunder; to ravage.
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           They were suffered to pillage wherever they went.
                                                    --Macaulay.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  pillage
      n 1: goods or money obtained illegally [syn: loot, booty,
           pillage, plunder, prize, swag, dirty money]
      2: the act of stealing valuable things from a place; "the
         plundering of the Parthenon"; "his plundering of the great
         authors" [syn: plundering, pillage, pillaging]
      v 1: steal goods; take as spoils; "During the earthquake people
           looted the stores that were deserted by their owners" [syn:
           plunder, despoil, loot, reave, strip, rifle,
           ransack, pillage, foray]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  123 Moby Thesaurus words for "pillage":
     abduct, appropriate, arrogate, assault, attack, banditry,
     barbarize, batter, booty, brigandage, brigandism, brutalize,
     buccaneering, burn, butcher, carry off, carry on, confiscate,
     defilement, demolish, demolition, depredate, depredation,
     desecrate, desolate, despoil, despoiling, despoilment,
     despoliation, destroy, destruction, devastate, devastation, devour,
     direption, encroach, filch, fleece, forage, foraging, foray,
     freeboot, freebooting, go on, gut, hammer, invade, kidnap,
     lay waste, laying waste, level, lift, loot, looting, maraud,
     marauding, maul, mug, nab, pilfer, pillaging, pinch, piracy,
     plunder, plundering, prey on, purloin, rage, raid, raiding, ramp,
     rampage, ransack, ransacking, rant, rape, rapine, ravage,
     ravagement, ravaging, rave, raven, ravish, ravishment, raze,
     razing, razzia, reive, reiving, rifle, rifling, riot, roar, rob,
     robbery, ruin, sack, sacking, savage, shanghai, slaughter,
     sow chaos, spoil, spoiling, spoils, spoliate, spoliation, storm,
     strip, stripping, sweep, swipe, tear, tear around, terrorize,
     thieve, throttle, trespass, usurp, vandalize, violate, waste,
     wreck
  
  

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