to rob of goods or valuables by open force, as in war, hostile raids, brigandage, etc.: to plunder a town.
to rob, despoil, or fleece: to plunder the public treasury.
to take wrongfully, as by pillage, robbery, or fraud: to plunder a piece of property.
to take plunder; pillage.
plundering, pillage, or spoliation.
that which is taken in plundering; loot.
anything taken by robbery, theft, or fraud.
- plun·der·a·ble, adjective
- plun·der·er, noun
- plun·der·ing·ly, adverb
- plun·der·ous, adjective
- un·plun·dered, adjective
- un·plun·der·ous, adjective
- un·plun·der·ous·ly, adverb
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How to use plunder in a sentence
The noise they made alarmed the plunderer, and he hurried down the ladder as fast as he could.Eric, or Little by Little | Frederic W. Farrar
They all advanced, therefore, in a body; and the appearance of such a number drove the plunderer from his booty.The Fair Maid of Perth | Sir Walter Scott
He fully believed that his son had been Chevalier Galban's plunderer, well knowing him to be capable of the act.The Green Book | Mr Jkai
What at first was obtained by violence was considered by others as lawful to be taken, and a second plunderer succeeded the first.The Writings of Thomas Paine, Volume II | Thomas Paine
Such a plunderer of beauties would, one cannot but feel, become a great artist if only she possessed some standards.The Book of This and That | Robert Lynd
British Dictionary definitions for plunder
to steal (valuables, goods, sacred items, etc) from (a town, church, etc) by force, esp in time of war; loot
(tr) to rob or steal (choice or desirable things) from (a place): to plunder an orchard
anything taken by plundering or theft; booty
the act of plundering; pillage
- plunderable, adjective
- plunderer, noun
- plunderous, adjective
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