Plunder definition

plŭndər
To seize wrongfully or by force; steal.

Plundered the supplies.

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Property stolen by fraud or force; booty.
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(dial.) Personal belongings or household furnishings.
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The act or practice of plundering.
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To take booty; rob.
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The loot attained by plundering.

The Hessian kept his choicest plunder in a sack that never left his person, for fear that his comrades would steal it.

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To rob or despoil (a person or place) by force, esp. in warfare.
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To take (property) by force or fraud.
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To engage in plundering.
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The act of plundering; pillage; robbery.
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Plunder is defined as to take by force or to rob.

An example of to plunder is looting a business.

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Goods taken by force or fraud; loot; booty.
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To pillage, take or destroy all the goods of, by force (as in war); to raid, sack.

The mercenaries plundered the small town.

The shopkeeper was plundered of his possessions by the burglar.

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To take (goods) by pillage.

The mercenaries plundered all the goods they found.

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(intransitive) To take by force or wrongfully; to commit robbery or looting, to raid.

"Now to plunder, mateys!" screamed a buccaneer, to cries of "Arrgh!" and "Aye!" all around.

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To make extensive (over)use of, as if by plundering; to use or use up wrongfully.

The miners plundered the jungle for its diamonds till it became a muddy waste.

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An instance of plundering.
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(slang, dated) Baggage; luggage.
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To rob of goods by force, especially in time of war; pillage.

Plunder a village.

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Origin of plunder

  • German plündern from Middle High German plundern from Middle Low German plunder household goods

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Recorded since 1632 (during the Thirty Years War, native British use since the Cromwellian Civil War), from Hutterisch plunderen (“to plunder, originally "to take away household furniture"") (Dutch plunderen) from plunder (“household goods, clothes; lumber, baggage"); akin to Middle Dutch plunder (“household goods"), West Frisian plunje and Dutch plunje (“clothes").

    From Wiktionary