1. [syn: plundering, pillage, pillaging]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Pillage \Pil"lage\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Pillaged; p. pr. & vb.
To strip of money or goods by open violence; to plunder; to
spoil; to lay waste; as, to pillage the camp of an enemy.
Mummius . . . took, pillaged, and burnt their city.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the act of stealing valuable things from a place; "the
plundering of the Parthenon"; "his plundering of the great
authors" [syn: plundering, pillage, pillaging]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
59 Moby Thesaurus words for "pillaging":
assault, attack, banditry, battering, brigandage, brigandism,
butchery, depredation, despoiling, despoilment, despoliation,
direption, disorderliness, foraging, foray, forcible seizure,
freebooting, killing, laying waste, looting, marauding, massacre,
obstreperousness, onslaught, pillage, plunder, plundering,
plunderous, predacious, predacity, predatory, raid, raiding,
ransacking, rapaciousness, rapacity, rape, rapine, ravage,
ravagement, ravaging, ravenousness, ravishment, razzia, reiving,
rifling, riot, rioting, sack, sacking, sharkishness, slaughter,
sowing with salt, spoiling, spoliation, spoliatory, unruliness,