Definitions for plunderˈplʌn dər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

plun•derˈplʌn dər(v.t.)

  1. to rob of goods or valuables by open force, as in war:

    to plunder a town.

  2. to rob or fleece:

    to plunder the public treasury.

  3. to take by pillage, robbery, or fraud.

  4. (v.i.)to take plunder; pillage.

  5. (n.)plundering or pillage.

  6. that which is taken in plundering; loot.

  7. anything taken by robbery, theft, or fraud.

Origin of plunder:

1620–30; < D plunderen


Princeton's WordNet

  1. loot, booty, pillage, plunder, prize, swag, dirty money(verb)

    goods or money obtained illegally

  2. loot, plunder(verb)

    take illegally; of intellectual property

    "This writer plundered from famous authors"

  3. sack, plunder(verb)

    plunder (a town) after capture

    "the barbarians sacked Rome"

  4. plunder, despoil, loot, reave, strip, rifle, ransack, pillage, foray(verb)

    steal goods; take as spoils

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

  5. rape, spoil, despoil, violate, plunder(verb)

    destroy and strip of its possession

    "The soldiers raped the beautiful country"


  1. plunder(Noun)

    An instance of plundering

  2. plunder(Noun)

    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.

  3. plunder(Verb)

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

    The mercenaries plundered the small town.

  4. plunder(Verb)

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

  5. plunder(Verb)

    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.

  6. Origin: Recorded since 1632 (during the Thirty Years War, native British use since the Cromwellian Civil War), from High German plunderen (=modern Dutch) "to plunder," originally "to take away household furniture," from plunder "household goods, clothes" ("lumber, baggage," 14c.); akin to Middle (=present) Dutch plunder "household goods", Frisian and Dutch plunje "clothes".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Plunder(verb)

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

  2. Plunder(verb)

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

  3. Plunder(noun)

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

  4. Plunder(noun)

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

  5. Plunder(noun)

    personal property and effects; baggage or luggage


  1. Plunder

    Plunder is a 1923 American drama film serial directed by George B. Seitz. During the production of this serial in August 1922, John Stevenson, a stuntman for Pearl White, was killed doing a stunt from a moving bus to an elevated platform.

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the things stolen

They ran off with their plunder.

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