Looting vs Rob - What's the difference?

looting | rob |

As verbs the difference between looting and rob

is that looting is while rob is .

As a noun looting

is the act of looting, the act of stealing during a general disturbance.




(en noun)
  • The act of looting, the act of stealing during a general disturbance.
  • During the looting , the mob stole everything they could and then set fire to the buildings.


  • While looting the stores the looters took the opportunity for revenge by destroying what they didn't steal.





    Etymology 1

    (etyl) robben, from (etyl) (compare English reave). More at (l).


  • (lb) To steal from, especially using force or violence.
  • :
  • (lb) To deprive of, or withhold from, unjustly or injuriously; to defraud.
  • *(William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • *:I never robbed the soldiers of their pay.
  • To deprive (of).
  • :
  • *
  • *:Little disappointed, then, she turned attention to "Chat of the Social World," gossip which exercised potent fascination upon the girl's intelligence. She devoured with more avidity than she had her food those pretentiously phrased chronicles of the snobocracy […] distilling therefrom an acid envy that robbed her napoleon of all its savour.
  • To burgle.
  • *2008 , National Public Radio, All Things Considered , Sept 4, 2008
  • *:Her house was robbed .
  • (lb) To commit robbery.
  • (lb) To take possession of the ball, puck etc. from.
  • *{{quote-news, year=2011, date=September 28, author=Tom Rostance, work=BBC Sport
  • , title= Arsenal 2-1 Olympiakos , passage=Kevin Mirallas then robbed Bacary Sagna to run into the area and draw another save from Szczesny as the Gunners held on to lead at the break.}}
    Derived terms
    * on the rob * rob Peter to pay Paul * robber * robbery * rob somebody blind * rob the cradle

    Etymology 2

    (etyl); compare (etyl) rob, (etyl) rob, robbo, (etyl) robe, arrobe, and similar (etyl) and (etyl) words.

    Alternative forms

    * rhob, rohob


  • The inspissated juice of ripe fruit, obtained by evaporation of the juice over a fire until it reaches a syrupy consistency. It is sometimes mixed with honey or sugar.
  • Anagrams

    * bor * bro * orb 1000 English basic words ----