plunder

  • 1 Plunder — (s. ⇨ Plünne). 1. Ich muss ja nicht allen Plunder haben. 2. Plunder, Plander, geit eine Red die ander. (Deisslingen.) – Birlinger, 1150. *3. Allen Plunder wissen wollen. – Eiselein, 513. *4. Dat es van Plunnen1 in t Plätt2. (Lippe.) 1) Plunder,… …

    Deutsches Sprichwörter-Lexikon

  • 2 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

  • 3 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 Plunder — Plunder, allerhand werthlose Sachen …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 12 plunder — I noun booty, depredation, devastation, foray, haul, ill gotten goods, illicit gains, loot, maraud, pillage, praeda, raid, rapina, rapine, ravin, razzia, robbery, sack, seizure, spoils, spoliation, stolen articles, stolen goods, take, theft II… …

    Law dictionary

  • 13 plunder — as a verb has inflected forms plundered, plundering …

    Modern English usage

  • 14 plunder — ▪ I. plunder plunder 2 noun [uncountable] 1. large amounts of money or property that have been stolen: • The army returned loaded down with plunder. 2. the act of plundering: • The dictator s fortune was amassed during three decades of plunder of …

    Financial and business terms

  • 15 Plunder — Klüngel; Krempel (umgangssprachlich); Müll (derb); Krimskrams (umgangssprachlich); Kramuri (österr.) (umgangssprachlich); Ramsch (umgangssprachlich); …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 16 plunder — [[t]plʌ̱ndə(r)[/t]] plunders, plundering, plundered 1) VERB If someone plunders a place or plunders things from a place, they steal things from it. [LITERARY] [V n] They plundered and burned the market town of Leominster... [V n of n] She faces… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 plunder — plunderable, adj. plunderer, n. plunderingly, adv. plunderous, adj. /plun deuhr/, v.t. 1. to rob of goods or valuables by open force, as in war, hostile raids, brigandage, etc.: to plunder a town. 2. to rob, despoil, or fleece: to plunder the… …

    Universalium

  • 18 plunder — plun|der1 [ˈplʌndə US ər] v written [Date: 1600 1700; : German; Origin: plündern, from Middle High German plunder things used in the home, clothes ] 1.) [I and T] to steal large amounts of money or property from somewhere, especially while… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 Plunder — Ein typisches Plundergebäck: Franzbrötchen Plunderteig ist ein Hefeteig mit touriertem Ziehfett. Er wird aus einem Hefefeinteig hergestellt, in den wie beim Blätterteig Fett (Butter oder Margarine) in mehreren Falt und Ausrollvorgängen (Touren)… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 20 plunder — 1 verb (I, T) to steal large amounts of money or property from somewhere, especially in a violent way that causes damage: The rich provinces of Asia Minor were plundered by the invaders. | greedy tycoons who plunder their companies pension funds… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English