plunder


1plun·der

verb \ˈplən-dər\
plun·deredplun·der·ing \-d(ə-)riŋ\

Definition of PLUNDER

transitive verb
1
a :  to take the goods of by force (as in war) :  pillage, sack <invaders plundered the town>
b :  to take by force or wrongfully :  steal, loot <plundered artifacts from the tomb>
2
:  to make extensive use of as if by plundering :  use or use up wrongfully <plunder the land>
intransitive verb
:  to commit robbery or looting
plun·der·er \-dər-ər\ noun

Origin of PLUNDER

German plündern
First Known Use: 1632

Rhymes with PLUNDER

2plunder

noun

: the act of stealing things from a place especially by force : the act of plundering something

: things that are stolen or taken by force especially during a war

Full Definition of PLUNDER

1
:  an act of plundering :  pillaging
2
:  something taken by force, theft, or fraud :  loot
3
chiefly dialect :  personal or household effects

First Known Use of PLUNDER

1643

Related to PLUNDER

Synonyms
booty, pillage, loot, spoil, swag
See Synonym Discussion at spoil

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