from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Spoil; plunder; robbery.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Spoil; booty; plunder, especially plunder from robbery.
  • noun The act of practise of robbery; spoliation; depredation.
  • noun The act of carrying off, abducting, or devouring (another).
  • noun Scotland Rapacity; greedy desire for plunder.
  • noun Scotland A thief; robber.


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From Middle English ref, reaf, from Old English rēaf ("plunder, spoil, booty, raiment, garment, robe, vestment, armor"), from Proto-Germanic *rauban, *raubaz (“rape, robbery”), from Proto-Indo-European *reup- (“to rip, tear”). Cognate with Scots ref ("robbery, depredation, spoliation"), Saterland Frisian roowje ("loot, rob"), Dutch roof ("spoil, booty, robbery"), German Raub ("robbery, spoils, plunder"). See also reave, robe.


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