Plun·der v. t. [imp. & p. p. Plundered p. pr. & vb. n. Plundering.]
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.
1. The act of plundering or pillaging; robbery. See Syn. of Pillage.
Inroads and plunders of the Saracens. --Sir T. North.
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.”
3. Personal property and effects; baggage or luggage. [Slang, Southwestern U.S.]
n : goods or money obtained illegally [syn: loot, booty, pillage,
prize, swag, dirty money]
v 1: take illegally; of intellectual property; "This writer
plundered from famous authors" [syn: loot]
2: plunder (a town) after capture; "the barbarians sacked Rome"
3: steal goods; take as spoils; "During the earthquake people
looted the stores that were deserted by their owners"
[syn: despoil, loot, reave, strip, rifle, ransack,
4: destroy and strip of its possession; "The soldiers raped the
beautiful country" [syn: rape, spoil, despoil, violate]