1. [syn: plundering, pillage, pillaging]
1. given to taking by force what is desired;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Plunder \Plun"der\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Plundered; p. pr. &
vb. n. Plundering.] [G. pl["u]ndern to plunder, plunder
1. To take the goods of by force, or without right; to
pillage; to spoil; to sack; to strip; to rob; as, to
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: given to taking by force what is desired
n 1: the act of stealing valuable things from a place; "the
plundering of the Parthenon"; "his plundering of the great
authors" [syn: plundering, pillage, pillaging]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
36 Moby Thesaurus words for "plundering":
banditry, brigandage, brigandism, depredation, despoiling,
despoilment, despoliation, direption, foraging, foray, freebooting,
looting, marauding, pillage, pillaging, plunder, plunderous,
predacious, predatory, raid, raiding, ransacking, rape, rapine,
ravage, ravagement, ravaging, ravishment, razzia, reiving, rifling,
sack, sacking, spoiling, spoliation, spoliatory