plunder

[Plun┬Ěder]

Plunder can mean stolen goods or money obtained illegally, or the act of taking those things. A burglar might plunder a jewelry store and then sneak off with her plunder.

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To take the goods of by force, or without right; to pillage; to spoil; to sack; to strip; to rob; as, to plunder travelers.

Noun
goods or money obtained illegally

Verb
destroy and strip of its possession; "The soldiers raped the beautiful country"

Verb
steal goods; take as spoils; "During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners"

Verb
plunder (a town) after capture; "the barbarians sacked Rome"

Verb
take illegally; of intellectual property; "This writer plundered from famous authors"

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v. t.
To take the goods of by force, or without right; to pillage; to spoil; to sack; to strip; to rob; as, to plunder travelers.

v. t.
To take by pillage; to appropriate forcibly; as, the enemy plundered all the goods they found.

n.
The act of plundering or pillaging; robbery. See Syn. of Pillage.

n.
That which is taken by open force from an enemy; pillage; spoil; booty; also, that which is taken by theft or fraud.

n.
Personal property and effects; baggage or luggage.


Plunder

Plun"der , v. t. [imp. & p. p. Plundered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Plundering.] [G. pl'81ndern 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.
Nebuchadnezzar plunders the temple of God.
2. To take by pillage; to appropriate forcibly; as, the enemy plundered all the goods they found. Syn. -- To pillage; despoil; sack; rifle; strip; rob.

Plunder

Plun"der , n. 1. The act of plundering or pillaging; robbery. See Syn. of Pillage.
Inroads and plunders of the Saracens.
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. 3. Personal property and effects; baggage or luggage. [Slang, Southwestern U.S.]

To take the goods of by force, or without right; to pillage; to spoil; to sack; to strip; to rob; as, to plunder travelers.

The act of plundering or pillaging; robbery. See Syn. of Pillage.

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Usage Examples

Alliance - in international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted in each other's pockets that they cannot separately plunder a third.

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