Definition of Pillaged

1. Adjective. Wrongfully emptied or stripped of anything of value. "People returned to the plundered village"

Exact synonyms: Looted, Plundered, Ransacked
Similar to: Empty

2. Adjective. Having been robbed and destroyed by force and violence. "The raped countryside"
Exact synonyms: Despoiled, Raped, Ravaged, Sacked
Similar to: Destroyed

Definition of Pillaged

1. Verb. (past of pillage) ¹

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Definition of Pillaged

1. pillage [v] - See also: pillage

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pillaged

pill-rolling tremor
pill bottle
pill bug
pill bugs
pill head
pill in the pocket
pill mill
pill mills
pill pusher
pill roller
pillaged (current term)
pillar-box red
pillar box
pillar cells
pillar cells of Corti

Literary usage of Pillaged

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke (1864)
""The Pig's" Trick.— First Taste of Usui Taxation. — pillaged by ... pillaged by Makaka. ..."

2. Historical Memoirs of the City of Armagh by James Stuart (1900)
"In the same year, the Danes of Ulster had, as we have already stated, pillaged Armagh on Sunday, July the tenth. He himself was doomed to be again a ..."

3. Roger of Wendover's Flowers of History: Comprising the History of England by Matthew Paris, Roger (1849)
"... pillaged the town of St. Alban's. In the same year, on the 22nd of ... at dusk, and making an unexpected attack on the place, pillaged it and made ..."

4. Roger of Wendover's Flowers of History: Comprising the History of England by Roger, Matthew Paris (1849)
"After perpetrating these atrocities, old and young were slain, the city was pillaged, and its walls thrown down. Having completed the ruin of the city, ..."

5. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"Invasion of Italy by Alaric.—Manners of the Roman Senate and People.—Rome is thrice Besieged, and at length pillaged, by the Goths.—Death of Alaric. ..."

6. The English Works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury by Thomas ( Hobbes (1843)
"and were pillaged by the outlaws in the mountain: iy. and threescore galleys of the Peloponnesians were • ' * gone out to take part with those in the ..."

7. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"Not pillaged. He gave that rich city for a prey unto hij soldiers, w ho left neither house nor corner there? of un ..."

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