plunder definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To rob of products by force, especially in period of war; pillage: plunder a village.
    • To seize wrongfully or by power; steal: plundered the products.
    • To take the items of by force, or without correct; to pillage; to ruin; to sack; to remove; to rob.
    • To take by pillage; to appropriate forcibly.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To take booty; rob.
  • noun:
    • The work or training of plundering.
    • residential property stolen by fraud or force; booty.
    • An instance of plundering
    • The loot attained by plundering
    • baggage; luggage
    • The work of plundering or pillaging; robbery. See Syn. of pillage.
    • That which is taken by available power from an enemy; pillage; spoil; booty; also, that which is taken by theft or fraudulence.
    • private property and effects; baggage or luggage.
    • home or private impacts; luggage; baggage.
    • The work of plundering; robbery.
    • whatever is extracted from an enemy by power; pillage; prey; spoil; booty.
    • therefore, whatever is taken by theft, robbery, or fraudulence: as, the cashier escaped together with plunder.
    • goods or money gotten illegally
  • verb:
    • To pillage, take or destroy all of the items of, by force (as with war); to raid, sack.
    • To just take by force or wrongfully; to dedicate burglary or looting, to raid.
    • To make substantial (over)use of, as if by plundering; to utilize or burn up wrongfully.
    • destroy and strip of the ownership
    • plunder (a town) after capture
    • steal products; take as spoils
    • take illegally; of intellectual residential property
  • others:
    • To take products or valuables forcibly from; pillage; spoil; strip; rob.
    • To simply take by pillage or available force: because, the adversary plundered all of the goods they found.
    • Synonyms To despoil, sack, rifle, ravage. See pillage, n.

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