What does plunder mean?

Definitions for plunder
ˈplʌn dərplun·der

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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"

Wiktionary

  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

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Plunder

    plun′dėr, v.t. to seize the goods of another by force: to pillage.—n. that which is seized by force: booty: (U.S.) household goods.—ns. Plun′derage, the stealing of goods on board ship; Plun′derer.—adj. Plun′derous. [Ger. plündern, to pillage—plunder, trash, baggage; akin to Low Ger. plunnen, rags.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. plunder

    A name given to the effects of the officers and crew of a prize, when pillaged by the captors, though the act directs that "nothing shall be taken out of a prize-ship till condemned." (See PILLAGE.)

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. plunder

    To take the goods of another by force; to take from by robbery; to spoil; to strip; to rob; as, to plunder a place. Also to take by pillage or open force; as, the enemy plundered all the goods they found.

  2. plunder

    That which is taken from an enemy; pillage; spoil.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of plunder in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of plunder in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of plunder in a Sentence

  1. Horace:

    The years as they pass plunder us of one thing after another.

  2. Tacitus:

    To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make a wilderness, they call it peace.

  3. Sean Keegan:

    This new law will precipitate an environmental crisis by opening the flood gates to unfettered commercialization by wealthy and well-connected offshore investors who will plunder what is left of this fragile paradise.

  4. Frederic Bastiat:

    But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them, and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime.

  5. Charley Reese:

    If you look at Washington, you see permanently camped on the banks of the Potomac spread around in concentric circles an army representing thousands of selfish interests. The sole purpose of their presence is to plunder, by hook or crook, the public treasury for the benefit of their particular people or corporations.

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  • نهبArabic
  • lup, vyplenit, kořist, loupitCzech
  • Plünderung, plündern, ausplündern, ausbeuten, Beute, RaubgutGerman
  • πλιάτσικο, λεηλατώ, κούρσεμα, λεηλασία, διαγούμισμα, κουρσεύω, καταληστεύω, λαφυραγώγηση, λάφυρα, πλιατσικολογώ, διαγουμίζω, λεία, λαφυραγωγώGreek
  • botín, saquear, saqueoSpanish
  • ryöstösaalis, ryöstää, ryöstöFinnish
  • pillage, pillerFrench
  • creachScottish Gaelic
  • kifoszt, zsákmány, kirabol, fosztogatHungarian
  • թալան, ավարArmenian
  • menjarahIndonesian
  • predare, saccheggiare, sacco, fare man bassa, rapinare, saccheggio, razziare, depredare, bottino, fare piazza pulitaItalian
  • 略奪Japanese
  • praedoLatin
  • pāhua, pāhuahua, pāhue, tūkuku, mūrei, whakarekereke, huiMāori
  • plyndring, plyndre, bytteNorwegian
  • leegroven, plunderen, uitputten, brandschatting, opgebruiken, brandschatten, buit, plunderbuit, roven, plunderingDutch
  • plyndre, plyndring, bytteNorwegian Nynorsk
  • plyndringNorwegian
  • saquear, pilhar, pilhagem, saque, butimPortuguese
  • pradăRomanian
  • грабёж, добыча, грабить, разграбление, трофей, награбленное доброRussian
  • плен, плијенSerbo-Croatian
  • plundring, plundraSwedish
  • piyî, haper, forsipoujhî, branscaterWalloon

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