Plunder
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]


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  • plunder — (v.) 1630s, from M.H.G. plunderen to plunder, originally to take away household furniture, from plunder household goods, clothes (Cf. M.H.G. plunder lumber, baggage, 14c.; M.Du. plunder household goods; Fris., Du. plunje clothes ). A word… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Plunder — Sm std. stil. (14. Jh.), mndd. plunderware m./f. kleines Hausgerät, Kleider , mndd. plunder, mndl. plunder, plonder f. gebrauchter Hausrat, Bettzeug, Kleider Stammwort. Auch ohne r in mndd. plunne, plunde Kram , mndl. plundware f./(m. ?) kleiner… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Plunder — Plunder: Die Herkunft des Wortes (mhd. blunder, mnd. plunder; entsprechend mniederl. plunder) ist unklar. Das heute im verächtlichen Sinne von »alter Kram, wertloses Zeug« verwendete Wort bedeutete früher »Hausgerät; Kleider; Wäsche, Bettzeug«.… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plunder# — plunder vb *rob, rifle, loot, burglarize Analogous words: despoil, spoliate, sack, pillage, *ravage: *strip, denude, bare plunder n *spoil, booty, prize, loot, swag Analogous words: robbery, larceny, *theft …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • plunder — [n] something stolen booty, goods*, graft, hot goods*, loot, make*, pickings*, pillage, plunderage, prey, prize, quarry, rapine, raven, spoil, stuff*, take*, trappings*, winnings*; concept 710 Ant. gift plunder [v] ravage, steal appropriate, burn …   New thesaurus

  • plunder — ► VERB ▪ enter forcibly and steal goods from, especially during war or civil disorder. ► NOUN 1) the action of plundering. 2) goods obtained by plundering. DERIVATIVES plunderer noun. ORIGIN German plündern, rob of household goods , from High Ger …   English terms dictionary

  • plunder — [plun′dər] vt. [Ger plündern < plunder, trash, baggage] 1. to rob or despoil (a person or place) by force, esp. in warfare 2. to take (property) by force or fraud vi. to engage in plundering n. 1. the act of plundering; pillage; robbery 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • Plunder — Plunder, allerhand werthlose Sachen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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