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Definition of "plunder" []

  • To rob of goods by force, especially in time of war; pillage: plunder a village. (verb-transitive)
  • To seize wrongfully or by force; steal: plundered the supplies. (verb-transitive)
  • To take booty; rob. (verb-intransitive)
  • The act or practice of plundering. (noun)
  • Property stolen by fraud or force; booty. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "plunder" in a sentence
  • ""At my time of life, food and clothing be all that is needed; and I have little occasion for what you call plunder, unless it may be, now and then, to barter for a horn of powder, or a bar of lead.""
  • "But how much loot will modern-day Willie Suttons really be able to plunder from the cloud?"
  • "Overwhelming centralized force/power first evolves as a mechanism for plunder, is forced to expand as a mechanism for security and protection, then evolves as a force for domestic order and even justice -- something which in times becomes of interest to the powers that be."