Synonyms for rifle

Synonyms for (noun) rifle

Synonyms: rifle

Definition: a shoulder firearm with a long barrel and a rifled bore

Usage: he lifted the rifle to his shoulder and fired

Similar words: small-arm, firearm, piece

Definition: a portable gun

Usage: he wore his firearm in a shoulder holster

Synonyms for (verb) rifle

Synonyms: rifle, go

Definition: go through in search of something; search through someone's belongings in an unauthorized way

Usage: Who rifled through my desk drawers?

Similar words: search

Definition: subject to a search

Usage: The police searched the suspect; We searched the whole house for the missing keys


Synonyms: rifle, ransack, reave, plunder, pillage, despoil, foray, loot, strip

Definition: steal goods; take as spoils

Usage: During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners

Similar words: take

Definition: take by force

Usage: Hitler took the Baltic Republics; The army took the fort on the hill