from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Willful or malicious destruction of public or private property.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Willful damage or destruction of any property with no other purpose than damage or destruction of said property.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The spirit or conduct of the Vandals; ferocious cruelty; hostility to the arts and literature, or willful destruction or defacement of any object of beauty or value.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The conduct of Vandals.
- n. [lowercase] Wilful or ignorant destruction of artistic or literary treasures; hostility to or irreverence or contempt for what is beautiful or venerable.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. willful wanton and malicious destruction of the property of others
After the East Germanic tribe of the Vandals, which looted Rome in 455. (Wiktionary)