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Meaning of PLUNDER

Pronunciation:  'plundur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  goods or money obtained illegally
  2. [v]  destroy and strip of its possession; "The soldiers raped the beautiful country"
  3. [v]  steal goods; take as spoils; "During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners"
  4. [v]  plunder after capture, as of a town
  5. [v]  take illegally; of intellectual property; "This writer plundered from famous authors"

PLUNDER is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: booty, despoil, despoil, foray, loot, loot, pillage, pillage, prize, ransack, rape, reave, rifle, sack, spoil, strip, swag, violate
 See Also: cut, deplume, destroy, destroy, displume, ruin, ruin, steal, stolen property, take



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
             Nebuchadnezzar plunders the temple of God. --South.
    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.
  2. \Plun"der\, n.
    1. The act of plundering or pillaging; robbery. See Syn. of
             Inroads and plunders of the Saracens. --Sir T.
    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.]
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