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Definition of PLUNDER

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Plunder \Plun"der\, n.
     1. The act of plundering or pillaging; robbery. See Syn. of {Pillage}. [1913 Webster]

              Inroads and plunders of the Saracens. --Sir T. North. [1913 Webster]

     2. That which is taken by open force from an enemy; pillage; spoil; booty; also, that which is taken by theft or fraud.
        "He shared in the plunder." --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

     3. Personal property and effects; baggage or luggage. [Slang, Southwestern U.S.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Plunder \Plun"der\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Plundered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Plundering}.] [G. pl["u]ndern to plunder, plunder frippery, baggage.]
     1. To take the goods of by force, or without right; to pillage; to spoil; to sack; to strip; to rob; as, to plunder travelers. [1913 Webster]

              Nebuchadnezzar plunders the temple of God. --South. [1913 Webster]

     2. To take by pillage; to appropriate forcibly; as, the enemy plundered all the goods they found. [1913 Webster]

     Syn: To pillage; despoil; sack; rifle; strip; rob. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

88 Moby Thesaurus words for "plunder":
     banditry, blackmail, boodle, booty, brigandage, brigandism, capture, depredate, depredation, desolate, despoil, despoiling, despoilment, despoliation, devastate, direption, fleece, forage, foraging, foray, freeboot, freebooting, graft, gut, haul, hot goods, knock off, knock over, lay waste, loot, looting, maraud, marauding, perks, perquisite, pickings, pillage, pillaging, pirate, plundering, pork barrel, prey on, prize, public till, public trough, raid, raiding, ransack, ransacking, rape, rapine, ravage, ravagement, ravaging, raven, ravish, ravishment, razzia, reive, reiving, relieve, rifle, rifling, rob, robbery, sack, sacking, seize, spoil, spoiling, spoils, spoils of office, spoliate, spoliation, squeeze, stealings, stick up, stolen goods, strip, swag, sweep, take, things, till, traps, tricks, vandalism, vandalize


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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