verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- plunge basin,
- plunge bath,
- plunge pool
Origin of plunder
Examples from the Web for plunder
It was up to the countries in which these acts of plunder had taken place to decide who rightfully owned the recovered works.My Grandfather's War: Recovering the Art the Nazis Stole|Anne Sinclair|October 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When they ran out of food, he would “go down to Babylon to plunder,” which means stealing from grocery stores.Speed Read: 9 Revelations From Elizabeth Smart’s Memoir, ‘My Story’|The Daily Beast|October 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In contrast to other brigades, whose motto is “fight by day, plunder by night,” ISIS is a dedicated combat force.
And it is repeated: “on the plunder they did not lay their hand.”
Until the public demands value for their money, insurers will continue their plunder.We're Still Stuck With Predatory Insurance Companies|Noah Kristula-Green|March 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The major part of the plunder and the carts were still where they had been drawn up.Mr. Midshipman Easy|Captain Frederick Marryat
Our commerce has unquestionably been subject to great embarrassment, vexation, and plunder, from the belligerents of Europe.
He wanted "compensation" for not getting any plunder out of Holy Cross, so he robbed Mr. Ryan of seventy thousand dollars.Curly|Roger Pocock
The men were too much taken up with the plunder to mind what I was about.A Sea Queen's Sailing|Charles Whistler
Like their modern descendants, they lived by the plunder of their more peaceful neighbours.Patriarchal Palestine|Archibald Henry Sayce
Word Origin for plunder
1630s, from German plündern, from Middle High German plunderen "to plunder," originally "to take away household furniture," from plunder (n.) "household goods, clothes," also "lumber, baggage" (14c.; cf. Modern German Plunder "lumber, trash"), which is related to Middle Dutch plunder "household goods;" Frisian and Dutch plunje "clothes." A word acquired by English via the Thirty Years War and applied in native use after the outbreak of the English Civil War in 1642. Related: Plundered; plundering. Plunderbund was a U.S. colloquial word from 1914 referring to "a corrupt alliance of corporate and financial interests," with German Bund "alliance, league."
"goods taken by force; act of plundering," 1640s, from plunder (v.).